ICAN is ‘creating the environment’ for disarmament at the NPT PrepCom

April 30, 2019

From April 29 to May 10, 2019, ICAN campaigners from all over the world engaged with the world’s UN diplomats in New York  as these gathered to discuss nuclear disarmament  in preparation of next year’s Review of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). Their mission? Ensure that these delegations have all the facts on the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, including how it complements the NPT, and thereby feel empowered to speak out in favour of the Treaty.

Download the ICAN Briefing Paper on the 2019 NPT PrepCom

The two weeks have been a flurry of activity. Catch up on our campaigner’s work across social media with #NPT2019 and #nuclearban, or catch the higlights below:



  • 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