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ICAN campaign meeting, Geneva

20–21 April 2013 Following on from the success of the recent ICAN Civil Society Forum in Oslo, we’ll hold a two-day campaigners meeting in Geneva from 20–21 April. This is immediately before the 2013 meeting of parties to the Non-Proliferation Treaty (22 April – 3 May), where we will continue to build recognition of the unacceptable humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons and the need for a multilateral process of negotiations for a treaty banning nuclear weapons.


Opinion: Next stop, a ban?

26 March 2013 By Tim Wright A quiet revolution took place in Oslo earlier this month. More than 120 governments, UN agencies, the International Committee of the Red Cross and civil society gathered to debate the problem of nuclear weapons, not in military and geopolitical terms, as has been done for decades, but through a humanitarian lens. Never before in the 68 years of the atomic age has there been any serious discussion at a


Farewell, Oslo! ¡Hasta Mexico!

19 March 2013 “We have succeeded in reframing the issue of nuclear weapons,” the Norwegian foreign minister, Espen Barth Eide, told representatives from 127 states, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, and a range of UN agencies and civil society actors in Oslo on 5 March. Mexico had just announced its intention to host a follow-up to the Oslo conference on the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons, and everyone working for a treaty



  • 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