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Ask a member of parliament to call for a ban

From 28 April to 9 May 2014, the Preparatory Committee of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT PrepCom) takes place in New York. The NPT faces some significant challenges, and the 2014 PrepCom is unlikely to produce anything even remotely close to the outcome of the Nayarit conference. However, the NPT contains the only binding commitment to nuclear disarmament in a multilateral treaty, and nearly all the states in the world (189) are party to it. Parliamentarians


Point of no return: Mexico conference marks turning point for ban on nuclear weapons

(Originally posted at Reaching Critical Will) The Second International Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons, concluded today with overwhelming agreement that consequences of any use of these weapons would be more acute and more widespread than ever recognised before. With a large group of countries calling for a treaty to ban nuclear weapons the meeting marked a turning point in the process to outlaw and eliminate these weapons of mass destruction. Austria announced


Organise a nuclear ban round table!

Organising a round table is one of the best ways to raise awareness of the catastrophic humanitarian harm caused by nuclear weapons and garner support for a new ban treaty. Few activities are as effective as an interactive face-to-face discussion in which the participants are given an opportunity to state their views and express their concerns. Although it takes some time to prepare, it is well worth the effort, and by following the steps outlined


Reach out to the Red Cross/Crescent!

In November 2013 the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement adopted a four-year action plan towards the prohibition and elimination of nuclear weapons at their Council of Delegates meeting in Sydney, Australia. The action plan follows up on a historic resolution adopted by the Movement in 2011, in which it appealed “to all states […] to pursue in good faith and conclude with urgency and determination negotiations to prohibit the use of and completely eliminate nuclear


Ban Nuclear Weapons Now

With enough public pressure and political leadership, a treaty banning nuclear weapons can be achieved in the near future


Second Action

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Nuclear insecurity summit

The Non-Proliferation Treaty obliges the United States, Russia, Britain, France and China to negotiate in good faith for the elimination of their nuclear weapons



  • 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