Structure and people

ICAN is a broad, inclusive campaign, focused on mobilizing civil society around the world to support the specific objective of negotiating a global nuclear weapon ban treaty. The ICAN international structure consists of partner organizations, an international steering group and an international staff team.

ICAN’s headquarters is in Geneva, Switzerland.

 International steering group

+ Acronym Institute for Disarmament Diplomacy

Location: London, United Kingdom

+ Article 36

Location: London, United Kingdom
+ Latin America Human Security Network

Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
+ Norwegian People’s Aid

Location: Oslo, Norway

Location: Utrecht, Netherlands
+ Peace Boat

Location: Tokyo, Japan


Staff team

Beatrice Fihn
Executive Director
Twitter: @beafihn

Tim Wright
Treaty Coordinator
Twitter: @TimMilesWright

Daniel Högsta
Campaign Coordinator
Twitter: @dhogsta

Lucero Oyarzun
Digital Campaign Coordinator
Twitter: @luceritooyarzun

Stuart Maslen
Policy and Research Coordinator

Leo Hoffmann-Axthelm
EU Liaison
Twitter: @leo_axt

Liz Mullett
Administration and Finance Manager

Hawa Abdulrahman
Administrative and Communications Assistant

Contact a member of the staff team?
Phone: + 41 (0) 22 788 20 63

Key documents

ICAN’s international structure →

ICAN’s statement of values →

ICAN Ethical investment policy → 

ICAN’s Privacy Policy →



  • 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