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The Gap, the Pledge and the Ban

The discussions on effective measures for nuclear disarmament and the legal gap are rightly inspired by the understanding that there is a humanitarian imperative to prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons


Sweden: Time for action

After a change in government that placed a coalition of the Social Democrats and the Green Party in power, Sweden has become more outspoken in support of the humanitarian approach to nuclear disarmament.


“NATO” is not an excuse

Amidst calls for a nuclear- free world the US has decided to show its hand and reveal that it intends to do everything it can to control the debate on nuclear disarmament and isn’t interested in anyone else pushing it out of its comfort zone


A process is in the making

A ban on nuclear weapons is within our reach. After three conferences examined the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons, the Austrian government pledged to fill the legal gap for the prohibition and elimination of nuclear weapons



  • 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

  • hansblix

    “I am proud to support the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons.”

    Hans Blix Weapons inspector

  • dalailama

    “I can imagine a world without nuclear weapons, and I support ICAN.”

    Dalai Lama Nobel laureate