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Nayarit conference: Apply today

Over the last year, the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons has become a dominant theme and a driving force in the international nuclear weapons debate. It started with the successful Oslo conference in March. We saw it again at the Preparatory Committee of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty in April and during the High-Level Meeting on Nuclear Disarmament in September. And after the First Committee of the United Nations General Assembly last month, where 125 states supported a joint statement on the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons, we should be ... Read More


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ICAN in Germany announces: Berlin Sessions 2014

On the 23 and 24 January 2014, campaigners from the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) in Germany will host a new forum on humanitarian disarmament, bringing together international campaigners from the various corners of the humanitarian world. With this initiative, ICAN campaigners in Germany aim to broaden and deepen the network of NGOs working on nuclear weapons and humanitarian disarmament in Europe. The Berlin Sessions will explore the link between humanitarian/development considerations and ... Read More


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Annette Willi says: Swiss youth want to ban the bomb

From 30 October to 1 November Swiss Youth Bans the Bomb organised an event designed to raise awareness among Swiss youth on the threat of nuclear weapons. The event was co-organized by ICAN Switzerland, the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War Switzerland (IPPNW), Business and Human Rights Conform (BHRC), in close collaboration with the Swiss Red Cross, the Henri Dunant society 2010plus and the Dunant Museum. After a ceremony to commemorate Henri Dunant ... Read More


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The tipping point? 125 states at UNGA First Committee demand bold action

Ambassador Dell Higgie of New Zealand would have been forgiven for taking a pause to catch her breath after reading out the long list of names of the 125 states in support of the Joint Statement on the Humanitarian Consequences of Nuclear Weapons on 21 October 2013. She was afforded that opportunity by the eruption of applause in the room as civil society expressed its approval for states having made it clear that the most ... Read More


  • 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