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TEDx: Can we prevent nuclear war?

Dr Ira Helfand, a co-president of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War and member of ICAN's international steering group, explains the grave threat posed by nuclear weapons in today's world

No more Hiroshimas, no more Nagasakis

On 11:02 on 9 August 1945, a nuclear bomb was dropped on Nagasaki. Nearly everything around it was incinerated by a wall of heat up to 4,000 degrees celsius, and about 74,000 people died as a result of the immediate and long-term effects. We made this video to remember the people that died in Hiroshima and Nagasaki and to encourage you to join our fight to ban nuclear weapons. We owe it to the Hibakusha

Together we are stronger

ICAN campaigners in Melbourne, Australia, created a Post-It note mural on the windows of the Fitzroy Legal Service near busy Brunswick Street to mark the International Day of Peace on Saturday 21 September

Get engaged: Ban nuclear weapons!

Isabella from Campaña Colombiana contra Minas found her own way to explain why you need to engage against nuclear weapons! Are you a writer? A movie maker? A designer? A blogger? Do you want to campaign for a ban? Write to Subject line: Volunteer Thanks to Sirens Ceol for the song “The time of our lives&#


In this inspiring video, children in Melbourne, Australia, “disarm” nuclear bombs by transforming them into something peaceful. Let’s think outside the bomb! Find out more →  

Our future, our choice

This video was launched in Oslo in March 2013, where more than 500 people from 70 countries gathered to build momentum for a nuclear weapons ban

100 ‘small’ nuclear bombs

The Israeli Disarmament Movement produced this video questioning the Israeli government's decision not to take part in the Oslo conference on the impact of nuclear weapons

Medical imperative to disarm

Dr Ira Helfand, co-president of IPPNW, explains the medical and environmental consequences of the use of nuclear weapons, and calls for their elimination

10 seconds is all it takes (Arabic)

Ten seconds is all it takes to create a humanitarian catastrophe. This video by ICAN's campaigners in the Middle East asks: What will you do to help ban nuclear weapons

Human Rights Day vigil

To mark Human Rights Day in 2012, ICAN organized a vigil at which campaigners created a giant ICAN logo using lanterns

10 seconds is all it takes

To mark Nuclear Abolition Day in 2012, ICAN released this video highlighting the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons

A little less conversation

After 15 years of fruitless conversation, hundreds of unproductive meetings and billions of wasted dollars, the disarmament machinery is called on the carpet

We can abolish nuclear weapons

ICAN is a vast global movement. We are united by a common desire to get negotiations underway at the earliest possible date on a comprehensive nuclear weapons ban

Nuclear insecurity summit

The Non-Proliferation Treaty obliges the United States, Russia, Britain, France and China to negotiate in good faith for the elimination of their nuclear weapons

ICAN in the Netherlands

On Nuclear Abolition Day in 2011, Dutch campaigners produced this short video highlighting the breadth of support for a nuclear weapons ban

Appeal from Hiroshima students

On the 65th anniversaries of the US atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, ICAN launched an urgent appeal to leaders to ban nuclear weapons

Ban Ki-moon’s message to ICAN

In June 2010, ICAN held its first global day of action for a ban on nuclear weapons. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon sent us this message of support

Why do we need them?

This short animation from ICAN in the United Kingdom highlights the uselessness of nuclear weapons in addressing any of today’s real security challenges

An introduction to ICAN

Which countries have nuclear weapons? How many? What risk do they pose to our future? This introductory video highlights the continuing nuclear threat

  • 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