Last Year, ICAN kickstarted a fund with the Nobel Peace Prize prize-money and generous contributions from donors, to support initiatives that push towards the entry into force of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Today, we proudly announce four new projects in collaboration with ICAN-partners from Africa, Latin America and the Asia-Pacific Region
New publications by the Harvard Law Review’s Human Rights Clinic show that existing security agreements for NATO countries and other US allies do not prevent states from joining the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.
As Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump signed an “agreement” in Singapore today, ICAN welcomes the diplomatic efforts but warns that only a process based in international law and existing treaty frameworks will achieve nuclear disarmament and fully denuclearise the Korean Peninsula
If Trump and Kim really want tomorrow’s summit to do more than just capture the world’s attention, they must embark on a long-term path to denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula. We have a roadmap to help them make it happen.
A new nuclear arms race has begun and it does not revolve around the number of weapons, but on increasing their deadliness. Recent nuclear missile tests by India and Russia show that nuclear-armed states are blatantly flaunting their nuclear power, putting the world at risk
Switzerland's National Council, adopted a motion today calling on the Government to sign the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons as soon as possible and submit it to Parliament for ratification by a majority vote, thus reaffirming Switzerland’s humanitarian tradition
In his speech the launch of the UN’s new Disarmament Agenda “Securing Our Future”, Secretary General António Guterres praised the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) but failed to condemn possession of nuclear weapons, or call on all states to join the treaty
The writing has been on the wall for weeks. Today, the White House confirmed that the long-awaited summit between the USA and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea will not take place, claiming "anger and tremendous hostility" made this an "inappropriate time" to have such a meeting
Big news from the financial sector: in an update to its investment policies, Germany's Deutsche Bank excludes nuclear weapons producers
When a country's position on nuclear weapons does not match that of its citizens, cities too, can ramp up the pressure on the government to join the nuclear ban treaty.