April 15th 2019
On Thursday 11 April, US Congresspersons Jim McGovern and Earl Blumenauer introduced H. Res 302, a historic resolution calling on the US government to support the nuclear weapons ban treaty (“TPNW”) and make nuclear disarmament a central focus of US national security policy
April 4th 2019
On April 4th, 2019, the AU Peace and Security Council held a sensitization session on disarmament, including landmines and the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. ICAN was invited to brief the Council on the risk of nuclear weapons use, and the crucial role African States can play in ending them, through signing and ratifying the TPNW. ICAN’s Executive Director, Treaty Coordinator and a delegation of campaigners thus visited the African Union Headquarters.
March 18th 2019
Washington D.C. joined a growing number of individuals, organizations, cities and state legislatures that are calling on the United States to take meaningful action to prevent nuclear war and is one of the first capital cities worldwide to express support for the U.N. Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
February 28th 2019
The second summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un in Hanoi has drawn to a close without a new deal on the table, providing further evidence that the complete, irreversible and verifiable denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula will require an international process based in international law. Anything less will not stand the test of time, particularly if it is solely dependent on these two unstable men. The process must be internationalized. From Hanoi, Akira Kawasaki, member of
February 25th 2019
South Africa just became the first former nuclear-armed nation to ratify the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.
February 1st 2019
The US suspension of and withdrawal from the INF-Treaty is an irresponsible move that opens the path for a new-nuclear arms race and highlights the importance of real multilateral, binding solutions like the UN Nuclear Ban Treaty