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Atomic bomb survivor to jointly accept Nobel Peace Prize on ICAN’s behalf

October 26th 2017

Hiroshima survivor and ICAN campaigner Setsuko Thurlow, together with ICAN’s executive director, Beatrice Fihn, will accept the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo on 10 December on behalf of the campaign


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Italy’s parliamentarians spearhead efforts to ratify ban treaty

October 25th 2017

More than 200 Members of Parliament from most Italian parties have signed the ICAN parliamentary pledge and thereby committed themselves “to work for the signature and ratification” of the nuclear ban by the Italian Government.


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ICAN criticises Trump’s decision to undermine the JCPOA

October 13th 2017

Today, US President Donald Trump announced his intention to withhold certification of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). As the 2017 Nobel Peace Laureate, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear


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ICAN wins Golden Doves for Peace award

October 11th 2017

ICAN was awarded the XXXIII “Colombe d’Oro” (Golden Doves for Peace) prize in a ceremony held in Rome


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Nuclear weapons: immoral, illegitimate, illegal

October 10th 2017

This is a moment of great global tension, when fiery rhetoric could all too easily lead us, inexorably, to unspeakable horror


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Nobel Peace Prize 2017

October 6th 2017

It is a great honour to have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2017 in recognition of our role in achieving the UN nuclear weapon ban treaty


  • 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