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Hiroshima and Nagasaki anniversary

August 3rd 2017

On 6 and 9 August, the world will commemorate the 72nd anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki


An ‘utterly immoral weapon of mass destruction’

August 3rd 2017

Hiroshima survivor and ICAN supporter Setsuko Thurlow urges nations to sign and ratify the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons


About the treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons

July 7th 2017

On 7 July 2017, the UN adopted a landmark agreement to ban nuclear weapons. Here we answer some FAQs about how the treaty will operate


The United Nations prohibits nuclear weapons

July 7th 2017

After a decade-long effort by ICAN, and 72 years after their invention, today states at the United Nations formally adopted a treaty to ban nuclear weapons

  • aiweiwei

    “Let’s act up! Ban nuclear weapons completely and unconditionally.”

    Ai Weiwei Artist and activist

  • sheen

    “If Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr were alive today, they would be part of ICAN.”

    Martin Sheen Actor and activist

  • bankimoon

    “I salute ICAN for working with such commitment and creativity.”

    Ban Ki-moon Former UN chief

  • yokoono

    “We can do it together. With your help, our voice will be made still stronger. Imagine peace.”

    Yoko Ono Artist

  • jodywilliams

    “Governments say a nuclear weapons ban is unlikely. Don’t believe it. They said the same about a mine ban treaty.”

    Jody Williams Nobel laureate

  • desmondtutu

    “With your support, we can take ICAN its full distance – all the way to zero nuclear weapons.”

    Desmond Tutu Nobel laureate

  • herbiehancock

    “Because I cannot tolerate these appalling weapons, I whole-heartedly support ICAN.”

    Herbie Hancock Jazz musician

  • dalailama

    “I can imagine a world without nuclear weapons, and I support ICAN.”

    Dalai Lama Nobel laureate