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Paris joins the ICAN Cities Appeal

The City of Paris has become the first French city – and the second capital city of a nuclear-armed state – to support the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear weapons. Paris has endorsed the ICAN Cities Appeal, expressing the cities support for the Treaty and calling on the French government to do the same. As the beloved capital city of a country with 300 nuclear warheads, this is an important signal to all ... Read More

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ICAN at the African Union

On April 4th, 2019, the AU Peace and Security Council held a sensitization session on disarmament, including landmines and the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. ICAN was invited to brief the Council on the risk of nuclear weapons use, and the crucial role African States can play in ending them, through signing and ratifying the TPNW. ICAN’s Executive Director, Treaty Coordinator and a delegation of campaigners thus visited the African Union Headquarters. ... Read More


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Washington DC joins ICAN Cities Appeal

Washington D.C. joined a growing number of individuals, organizations, cities and state legislatures that are calling on the United States to take meaningful action to prevent nuclear war and is one of the first capital cities worldwide to express support for the U.N. Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons... Read More

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No-Deal Hanoi Summit shows importance of multilateralism in Denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula

The second summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un in Hanoi has drawn to a close without a new deal on the table, providing further evidence that the complete, irreversible and verifiable denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula will require an international process based in international law.  Anything less will not stand the test of time, particularly if it is solely dependent on these two unstable men. The process must be internationalized. From Hanoi, Akira Kawasaki, member of ... 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