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ICAN events for 70th anniversary

So many inspiring events have been organised by campaigners all over the world to commemorate the first uses of nuclear weapons in Hiroshima and Nagasaki that it is almost impossible to list them all! Moving demonstrations, seminars, Hibakusha lectures and tours, concerts, fasts, online actions. Dozens of great articles and op-eds have contributed to highlighting  the memory of the bombings, the legal gap concerning nuclear weapons, and the urgent need to ban them due to


Giving them short shrift

80 percent of the world’s nations are doing their best to be heard. And yet the Review Conference was unimpressed, proposing a draft outcome document that does not even mention the impending negotiations on a new international treaty to fill the legal gap on the prohibition and elimination of nuclear weapons.


Prohibiting nuclear weapons is a humanitarian imperative

As the 2015 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) ends in New York, we believe states must now agree to initiate a process to create an international prohibition on the use, possession, production and transfer of 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