Costa Rica

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


Debunking nuclear myths in Costa Rica

By Carlos Umana Silesky This past May, IPPNW Costa Rica was excited to welcome Ward Wilson, scholar and nuclear myth-debunker extraordinaire, to San José for a 10-day visit. Mr Wilson is the author of the compelling 5 Myths About Nuclear Weapons , which comprehensively takes down the most prominent fallacies about nuclear weapons put forth by proponents of the status quo. Mr Wilson presented his work, with his characteristically engaging flair, at the Ministry of



  • 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

  • dalailama

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

    Dalai Lama Nobel laureate