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Hibakushas pledge to Swedish government

The time has come to prohibit nuclear weapons. This was the clear message from a majority of the NPT member states at the 2015 NPT Review Conference that recently ended at the UN in New York. Today, survivors of the atomic bombs over Hiroshima and Nagasaki visited Stockholm and the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs with a clear pledge: it’s time for Sweden to work for a ban on nuclear weapons. Despite pressure from atomic


Swedish MFA challenged on failure to endorse New Zealand statement

By Josefin Lind and Andreas Tolf Sweden’s decision, made by Foreign Minister Carl Bildt, to not endorse the Joint Statement on the Humanitarian Consequences of Nuclear Weapons at the United Nation’s General Assembly in October, drew strong criticism from civil society in Sweden. To discuss the reasons behind Sweden’s stance, the Network for Nuclear Disarmament, in cooperation with ABF, Sweden’s largest adult liberal education association, and the Swedish Red Cross organized a seminar on the


It all comes down to what values you stand for

With the release of ICAN’s Don’t bank on the bomb report, Swedish Physicians Against Nuclear Weapons seized the opportunity to highlight the dubious policies of four Swedish banks and hold their feet to the fire for their dealings with producers of nuclear weapons



  • aiweiwei

    “Let’s 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