Is your bank ready for the ban?

Banks controlling over 1.7 trillion Euros are ready, with policies that strictly prohibit any investment of any type in any kind of nuclear weapon producing company. These 18 banks are profiled in the Hall of Fame of the Don’t Bank on the Bomb, 2016 edition. These Hall of Fame institutions are based in Australia, Denmark, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom. “Governments have decided to negotiate a nuclear weapons ban treaty in 2017, and


Breakdown of L.41 Voting Result

SUMMARY OF VOTING RESULT States that voted yes Of the 123 sates that voted yes to resolution L.41, 44 were from Africa, 29 from Latin America & the Caribbean, 12 from Western Asia, 11 from Southeast Asia, 11 from the Pacific, six from Western Europe, five from South Asia, and two from Central Asia. Non-voting states Of the 16 states that did not participate in the vote, 11 are Pledge endorsers (Afghanistan, Benin, Djibouti, Haiti,


ICAN at the UNGA

On Thursday the 27th of October, United Nations adopted a landmark resolution to launch negotiations in 2017 on a treaty outlawing nuclear weapons. The resolution is the culmination of the “Humanitarian Initiative” which has swept through the field nuclear disarmament in recent years, ushering in a new era based on humanitarian concerns and a broad participation of states and civil society. At a meeting of the First Committee of the UN General Assembly, which deals


PAX on nuclear weapons

PAX is a proud member of ICAN and adapts nuclear disarmament campaigns to the Dutch and international context. PAXinforms, mobilizes and speaks out for nuclear disarmament and produces the annual Don’t Bank on the Bomb global study on investments in nuclear weapons producers. This year our Dutch campaigners have been celebrating various national successes: As a result of the citizen’s initiative by PAX, ASN Bank and the Dutch Red Cross (supported by 45.608 Dutch citizens, including large group of


ICAN Statement to the First Committee of the UNGA

Delivered by Daniel Högsta, ICAN Network Coordinator I’m speaking on behalf of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, a coalition of over 430 non-governmental organisations in 98 countries. Nuclear weapons are the most destructive, inhumane and indiscriminate weapons ever created. A single nuclear bomb detonated over a large city could kill hundreds of thousands in just a few seconds. The effects would spread around the world and affect future generations. The humanitarian suffering would


Media Release: Abbott Faces Nuclear Test on Uranium Exports to India

The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) Australia is gravely concerned with the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties’ final report recommending ratification of the proposed agreement to export Australian uranium to India, despite registering a litany of major non-proliferation, safety and oversight concerns. The agreement would enable Australian uranium to directly or indirectly fuel the expansion of India’s nuclear arsenal, thus threatening regional and global peace and security. This is the first time the


ICAN events for 70th Anniversary

So many different events were organised by ICAN partners and campaigners all over the world to commemorate the 70th Anniversaries of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki that it is almost impossible to list them all! Demonstrations, seminars, Hibakusha lectures and tours, concerts, fasts, and more. That’s not to mention the outpouring of support on social media, inspiring articles, op-eds, interviews etc… which have combined to highlight together with the memory of the bombings,


Costa Rican campaigners push for a ban

ICAN, as a network of organisations and campaigners, is completely reliant on the hard work and progress achieved by partner organisations at the national and international level. In Costa Rica, where the nuclear weapons issue has not traditionally been at the forefront of public discourse, campaigners have sought to raise the profile of the humanitarian initiative, both in terms of the new information about the risks of accidental or intentional detonations and the catastrophic consequences



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