ICAN campaign meeting, Geneva

April 10, 2013

20–21 April 2013

Following on from the success of the recent ICAN Civil Society Forum in Oslo, we’ll hold a two-day campaigners meeting in Geneva from 20–21 April. This is immediately before the 2013 meeting of parties to the Non-Proliferation Treaty (22 April – 3 May), where we will continue to build recognition of the unacceptable humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons and the need for a multilateral process of negotiations for a treaty banning nuclear weapons.

We hope that governments will welcome the outcome of the Oslo conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons, hosted by Norway from 4–5 March, and the announcement by Mexico to hold a follow-up conference. The campaigners meeting will focus on the road towards Mexico, and how to use forums like the NPT for building our campaign. An agenda for the meeting will be posted here shortly.

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  • 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