Campaign News


Updates from the First Committee of the UNGA

October 25th 2016

Keep up to date on developments at the United Nations towards the start of negotiations on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons


Draft UN resolution to ban nuclear weapons in 2017

October 25th 2016

Details about the draft UN resolution to convene negotiations in 2017 on a treaty banning nuclear weapons


Nobel laureates urge nations to support a ban

October 24th 2016

Seventeen Nobel prize winners urge nations to vote “yes” on draft UN resolution to launch nuclear-weapon-ban treaty negotiations


Over 50 organizations urge Australia to vote yes

October 23rd 2016

Organizations representing hundreds of thousands of Australians have urged the government to vote yes on the UN resolution for a nuclear weapon ban



  • 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 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