For the last month, the First Committee of the United Nations has met to discuss, debate and vote on resolutions related to disarmament issues. While nuclear-weapon states have attempted to obstruct progress or backtrack on previous commitments, the majority of states continued to push forward a nuclear disarmament agenda. At the upcoming 2020 NPT Review Conference, this majority will need to resist the efforts of a small few and hold firm to strong language on ... Read More →
84% of Finns support Finland joining the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), according to a poll by Kantar TNS Oy, commissioned by ICAN Finland, a network of ICAN partners based in Finland... Read More →
A few months ago, in a two-part blog series, we explored the secret suffering of communities at Hanford – known as the most toxic place in the United States- and the status of cleanup of 56 million gallons of nuclear waste at the Hanford Site. The site has been called “an underground Chernobyl waiting to happen.” In part 3, we look at a workshop that explores the ways in which the communities exposed to radiation perceive ... Read More →
Is your financial institution listed in the 2019 Don’t Bank on the Bomb Hall of Fame?
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ICAN’s partner Norwegian People’s Aid has launched the 2019 Nuclear Weapons Ban Monitor... Read More →
The Nobel Committee's recognition Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali shows the value of working for peace through working with civil society, within international law, and by international diplomacy... Read More →
Over the past two weeks, several of the world’s nuclear weapon states have engaged in shows of nuclear force, deliberate acts that contribute to a dangerous escalation in the nuclear arms race.
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On 14-15 February, 2020 the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear weapons will bring together campaigners and students in Paris, France to exchange ideas, skills and experiences on changing the world. ... Read More →
Up to 125 million dead, up to 35% decrease in surface sunlight, 2 billion people at risk of famine. A newly-released study by Toon et al (2019) modelling a nuclear conflict between India and Pakistan shows that the impact on climate, health and food security would be even more devastating than previously thought. ... Read More →
The UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons is another step closer to entry into force as 12 states turned words into action today by signing or ratifying the Treaty at a High Level Ceremony at UN Headquarters in New York... Read More →