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Toronto calls on the Canadian government to join the Nuclear Ban Treaty

May 11th 2018

When a country’s position on nuclear weapons does not match that of its citizens, cities too, can ramp up the pressure on the government to join the nuclear ban treaty.


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Austria ratifies the Nuclear Ban Treaty

May 8th 2018

Today, Austria has become the ninth state to ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TNPW). Austria is well known as one of the key drivers and champions for the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons


Photo of the UN Assembly Hall in Geneva during the 2018 Non-Proliferation Treaty PrepCom Meeting. Photo by: Acronym Institute

Will the “responsible states” please stand up?

May 4th 2018

Over the last two weeks, approximately 120 government delegations have been gathered at the UN in Geneva to discuss the implementation (and lack thereof) of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). The meeting has not been particularly productive


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Nuclear Weapons Ban Monitor on the way

April 30th 2018

In support of ICAN, Norwegian People’s Aid is now establishing the Nuclear Weapons Ban Monitor. The Monitor will measure progress related to signature, ratification, entry into force and universalization of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons


Hands holding a copy of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

The power of diplomacy: ICAN welcomes efforts to denuclearize the Korean peninsula

April 27th 2018

The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) welcomes the efforts from North and South Korea to denuclearize the Korean peninsula.


ICAN campaigners outside the United Nations in Geneva, April 2018. Photographer: Ralf Schlesener

New research: 35 states are sabotaging the NPT

April 23rd 2018

Research shows that the five nuclear-armed states parties to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) are not taking action to fulfill their nuclear disarmament obligations, while 30 more states are enabling nuclear-armed states to retain and upgrade their weapons of mass destruction


  • 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