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Historic UN nuclear ban negotiations begin

March 27th 2017

On Monday, negotiations on a treaty to ban nuclear weapons under international law began in New York


Booklet: Ban nuclear weapons 2017

February 10th 2017

Historic negotiations will begin at the United Nations in March on a treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons. Read our new booklet to learn more


It is two and a half minutes to midnight

January 29th 2017

On 26 January, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists moved the Doomsday Clock 30 seconds closer to midnight


Blog: Countdown to nuclear ban negotiations

January 1st 2017

UN negotiations to outlaw nuclear weapons will begin on 27 March 2017. This blog will keep you informed of key developments in the lead-up



  • 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 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