Get Involved

Reach out to your national trade union confederation!

In May 2014 all the national affiliates of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) adopted a resolution calling for “urgent negotiations on a treaty banning the use, manufacture, stockpiling and possession of nuclear weapons as a first step towards their complete elimination” at their 3rd World Congress in Berlin. On 8-9 December 2014, Austria will host the third international conference on the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons in Vienna. As pointed out in this aide mémoire recently


Organise a nuclear ban round table!

Organising a round table is one of the best ways to raise awareness of the catastrophic humanitarian harm caused by nuclear weapons and garner support for a new ban treaty. Few activities are as effective as an interactive face-to-face discussion in which the participants are given an opportunity to state their views and express their concerns. Although it takes some time to prepare, it is well worth the effort, and by following the steps outlined


Reach out to the Red Cross/Crescent!

In November 2013 the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement adopted a four-year action plan towards the prohibition and elimination of nuclear weapons at their Council of Delegates meeting in Sydney, Australia. The action plan follows up on a historic resolution adopted by the Movement in 2011, in which it appealed “to all states […] to pursue in good faith and conclude with urgency and determination negotiations to prohibit the use of and completely eliminate nuclear


Hold a Bombs No More action

Aim: to use art to engage members of the public in discussions about how to achieve a nuclear weapons ban Bombs No More is an ICAN action that is capturing the imagination of people of all ages. This citizen disarmament initiative provides people with the opportunity to transform a nuclear bomb image into something peaceful. We hope to collect thousands of “disarmed bombs” from across the world to show government leaders that there’s strong public



  • 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 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