Status of the Treaty on the Prohibition of nuclear weapons 5 things you can do to support the nuclear ban

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Image by Norwegian Nobel Committee illustrating Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad, winners of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize

ICAN congratulates 2018 Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Nadia Murad and Dr Denis Mukwege

October 5th 2018

Both laureates thoroughly deserve this honour through their incredible work to address sexual violence in conflict, and we look forward to working with them as Nobel laureates dedicated to a peaceful world safe from both the threats of nuclear weapons and the use of sexual violence in war, both fundamental violations of international law.


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Looking back at ICAN’s first year as a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

October 5th 2018

It’s been one year since the Nobel Committee announced that ICAN Peace Prize Announcement. This is what the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear weapons has been up to since


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ICAN statements at the UN for International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

September 27th 2018

September 26th is the International Day for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, and called on world leaders gathered at the UN to join the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons


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19 States Party & 69 signatories: the Nuclear Ban Treaty gains support at record pace

September 27th 2018

At a high-level ceremony at the UN last night, 7 countries signed and 4 countries ratified the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. There are now 67 signatories and 19 States Party to the Treaty.


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LIVE: International Day for the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons 2018

September 26th 2018

Every year on the 26th of September, people all over the world take action to call for a world free of nuclear weapons. Here’s what’s happening today


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Koreas Summit shows the power of diplomacy

September 19th 2018

Today’s commitment by President Moon and Chairman Kim to a Korean Peninsula free of the threat of nuclear weapons will make their people and the world safer. The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons remains the best vehicle to achieving this vision and the clear pathway to denuclearising both North and South Korea

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  • 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