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Draft UN nuclear weapon ban released

May 21st 2017

The first draft of the UN treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons was released in Geneva on 22 May. Negotiations will resume in June


ICAN’s report on the March negotiations

April 19th 2017

The UN negotiations that began in March to outlaw nuclear weapons mark a decisive turning point for the international community


Significant progress so far at UN negotiations

April 1st 2017

This week negotiations on a treaty to ban nuclear weapons under international law began at the United Nations in New York


ICAN statements to the negotiating conference

March 31st 2017

ICAN delivered a number of statements at the March session of the UN conference on a treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons

  • 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