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Cancellation of US-DPRK summit proves Nuclear Ban Treaty is the only path to denuclearisation

May 24th 2018

The writing has been on the wall for weeks. Today, the White House confirmed that the long-awaited summit between the USA and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea will not take place, claiming “anger and tremendous hostility” made this an “inappropriate time” to have such a meeting. A letter from the President to Chairman Kim Jong Un: “It is inappropriate, at this time, to have this long-planned meeting.” — The White House (@WhiteHouse) May


Deutsche Bank to stop banking on the bomb

May 24th 2018

Big news from the financial sector: in an update to its investment policies, Germany’s Deutsche Bank excludes nuclear weapons producers. Great news from Germany today! Deutsche Bank expands exclusion of #nuclearweapons #nuclearban #divest @ican_de — DontBankontheBomb (@DontBankonBomb) May 23, 2018 In a statement on its website Deutsche bank elaborates: “the Policy published today makes clear that Deutsche Bank avoids entering into, or continuing, any kind of business relationship with entities with clear, direct links to

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Austria ratifies the Nuclear Ban Treaty

May 8th 2018

Today, Austria has become the ninth state to ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TNPW). Austria is well known as one of the key drivers and champions for the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Photo of the UN Assembly Hall in Geneva during the 2018 Non-Proliferation Treaty PrepCom Meeting. Photo by: Acronym Institute

Will the “responsible states” please stand up?

May 4th 2018

Over the last two weeks, approximately 120 government delegations have been gathered at the UN in Geneva to discuss the implementation (and lack thereof) of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). The meeting has not been particularly productive

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Nuclear Weapons Ban Monitor on the way

April 30th 2018

In support of ICAN, Norwegian People’s Aid is now establishing the Nuclear Weapons Ban Monitor. The Monitor will measure progress related to signature, ratification, entry into force and universalization of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

  • 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