70th Anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

The 70th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on 6 and 9 August is a significant moment for our campaign and the work to ban and eliminate nuclear weapons. It will be a great opportunity to raise awareness on the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons and the need to negotiate a treaty to prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons.

The Chair’s summary of the Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons in Nayarit indicated the 70th Anniversary as the appropriate milestone to negotiate such a treaty.It is therefore important that ICAN’s partner organisations make this a key date in our calendar and organize events and actions all over the world.Use the material and suggestions below to raise awareness on the need to negotiate a treaty banning nuclear weapons. Do not hesitate to contact us, should you have any question.

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  • 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

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    “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