Campaign News


US pressured NATO states to vote no to a ban

November 1st 2016

The United States urged other NATO members to vote against resolution L.41 to negotiate a nuclear-weapon-ban treaty


UN votes to outlaw nuclear weapons in 2017

October 27th 2016

The United Nations adopted a landmark resolution on 27 October to launch negotiations in 2017 on a treaty outlawing nuclear weapons


Full voting result on UN resolution L.41

October 27th 2016

Did your government vote yes or no, or did it abstain, on the UN resolution to negotiate a treaty banning nuclear weapons


Updates from the the UN First Committee

October 27th 2016

Keep up to date on developments at the United Nations towards the start of negotiations on a treaty prohibiting 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 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