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  • Global doctors on COVID-19 and nuclear war

    Posted by · March 26, 2020 10:02 AM

    Nine doctors from around the world explain why they work to rid the world of nuclear weapons - in the midst of a global pandemic.

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  • Nuclear Spending vs Healthcare

    Posted by · March 20, 2020 12:07 PM

    Governments need more resources to help their citizens impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Nuclear-armed states' decision to divert public resources from health care to weapons of mass destruction is unconscionable. We break down the vital resources the billions of dollars being spent each year by France, the United Kingdom and the United States to maintain, upgrade and develop their nuclear arsenals could pay for.

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  • Gender and Nuclear Weapons

    Posted by · March 07, 2020 10:09 PM

    Given the clear relationship between nuclear weapons and gender, nuclear disarmament must be raised in conversations about gender, women’s rights and equality. This briefing paper breaks down that relationship and the importance of states addressing the specific impact of nuclear weapons on women and girls, work to ensure full representation of women in weapons negotiations and sign and ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

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  • ICAN Paris Forum: the livestreams

    Posted by · March 05, 2020 1:56 PM

    On 14-15 February, ICAN and ICAN France brought together 300 students and activists to discuss and learn about movement building, political change and what it takes to change the world. Below are the livestreams from the panels on the main stage. 

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  • Experts and governments meet to discuss the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons

    Posted by · March 03, 2020 4:13 PM

    Ahead of the NPT Review Conference in May 2020, the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement have brought together experts and government representatives in Geneva to discuss the humanitarian consequences and the growing risks of nuclear weapons for a one-day expert meeting

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  • ICAN expert newsletter - October 2019

    Posted by · February 26, 2020 3:13 PM

    ICAN Expert Newsletter - October 2019

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  • The TPNW and the SDGs

    Posted by · February 26, 2020 2:32 PM

    The catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons (by intent, accident or miscalculation) anywhere in the world threatens the fulfilment of the Sustainable Development Goals. By banning and working towards the elimination of nuclear weapons, the 2017 Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) reinforces implementation of the SDGs. This document breaks down how the TPNW contributes to the SDGs. 

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  • Barcelona joins ICAN Cities Appeal, calls on government to sign TPNW

    Posted by · February 20, 2020 12:10 PM

    In a meeting with Hiroshima survivor Setsuko Thurlow and a delegation of ICAN campaigners, Mayor Ada Colau of Barcelona announced the passage of a resolution by the city to support the ICAN Cities Appeal and called on the Spanish government to join the TPNW.

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  • Macron proposes European role for French nuclear weapons, won’t meet with Hiroshima Survivor.

    Posted by · February 07, 2020 1:42 PM

    In a speech outlining his vision for France’s nuclear deterrence strategy, President Macron touted the role of nuclear weapons in European security policy and dismissed calls for their global abolition as an ‘ethical debate’ that lacked ‘realism in the strategic context.’ Meanwhile, Elysee has yet to respond to an invitation to meet renowned Hiroshima survivor Setsuko Thurlow, while she is in Paris next week.

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  • Belize signs nuclear weapon ban treaty

    Posted by · February 07, 2020 1:33 PM

    On 6 February, Belize became the 81st country to sign the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons – a landmark global agreement that outlaws nuclear weapons comprehensively and establishes a legal framework for their total elimination. Belize is the 10th member of the Caribbean Community, or CARICOM, to sign the treaty, after Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Antigua and Barbuda, Saint Lucia, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts and Nevis, and Trinidad and Tobago.  

     

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  • New U.S. nuclear warhead deployment raises risks of nuclear use

    Posted by · January 31, 2020 2:49 PM · 1 reaction

    The USS Tennessee. Photo: The Guardian.

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  • New York City Council hears evidence on ICAN City Appeal and divestment initiative

    Posted by · January 29, 2020 2:40 PM

    New Yorkers gathered in numbers at the New York City Council on Tuesday 28 January to give testimony in favour of two pieces of legislation in support of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. NYCAN - New York City-based Partners of ICAN organised a rally in support of Res. 976 and Int. 1621.

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  • Briefing: Emerging technologies and nuclear weapon risks

    Posted by · January 28, 2020 5:57 PM

    Technology has transformed armed conflict throughout history. Today, emerging technologies in the fields of offensive cyber capabilities, artificial intelligence and autonomous technologies will have a significant impact on military behaviour. In the nuclear weapons realm, these technologies add another layer of risk to an already unacceptable level of risk of nuclear weapons use. This briefing addresses these risks and explains why it is critical that policy makers and the public understand the pre-existing dangers of nuclear weapons as well as added risks posed by emerging technologies that make their elimination all the most urgent.

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  • Paraguay ratifies nuclear weapon ban treaty

    Posted by · January 23, 2020 5:21 PM

    On 23 January, Paraguay became the 35th country to ratify the 2017 Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapon. Only 15 further ratifications are now needed to bring this landmark treaty – which places nuclear weapons on the same legal footing as chemical and biological weapons – into force.

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  • Majority of millennials support banning nuclear weapons

    Posted by · January 17, 2020 9:55 AM

  • Belgian Parliament to vote on ending nuclear weapons

    Posted by · January 15, 2020 3:24 PM

    On Thursday, Belgian MPs will vote on a resolution proposing to remove US nuclear weapons stationed in the country, and join the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

    UPDATE 17/01: Despite a close-run vote, the resolution did not pass (74 against vs 66 in favour).  The close margin indicates how controversial the presence of US nuclear weapons on Belgian territory is to both citizens and the 66 elected representatives that voted in favour of removing those weapons and joining the UN #nuclearban treaty.

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  • What You Need to Know About the Iran Nuclear Deal

    Posted by · January 08, 2020 6:39 PM

    Get up to speed with the recent Iran nuclear deal news here. Updated January 8, 2020.


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  • ICAN in 2019: our top 10 highlights

    Posted by · December 24, 2019 1:57 PM

    This year, ICAN campaigners all around the world doubled down on their efforts to rally the world’s nations behind the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear weapons, and to build up a strong and lasting stigma around these weapons designed to mass murder civilians. These are just some of the highlights and successes of the year:

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  • The Catholic Church and the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

    Posted by · December 16, 2019 12:00 PM · 1 reaction

    The Catholic Church has been a leading proponent of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), which 122 states, including the Vatican, voted to adopt at the United Nations in July 2017. At a Vatican-sponsored symposium in November 2017, the Pope said that the treaty “filled a significant juridical lacuna” and showed that “a healthy realism continues to shine a light of hope on our unruly world”.

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  • Around the World, Victim Assistance Comes Up Short

    Posted by · December 13, 2019 12:46 PM

    A review of current assistance programs for victims of nuclear weapons highlights that no single best practice exists and that much more work needs to be done to extend the benefits of these programs to all who have suffered.

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  • The TPNW and Silencing the Guns

    Posted by · December 09, 2019 9:05 AM · 1 reaction

    “Silencing the guns: creating conducive conditions for Africa’s development” is the theme of the African Union in 2020. The initiative was initially adopted in 2013 by the AU heads of state during the 50th anniversary of the OAU/AU, with the vision ‘to achieve the goal of a conflict-free Africa, to make peace a reality for all our people and to rid the continent of wars, civil conflicts, human rights violations, humanitarian disasters and violent conflicts and to prevent genocide’.

    In this document, ICAN calls on all African Union Member States to sign and ratify the TPNW at the earliest, as part of “Silencing the Guns”.

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  • Campaigner guide to TPNW Signature and Ratification

    Posted by · December 06, 2019 7:44 PM

    The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) opened for signature in New York on 20 September 2017 and will enter into force once 50 states have ratified or acceded to it. This guide is designed to assist campaigners in promoting the signature and ratification of the TPNW.

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  • Campaigners Kit

    Posted by · December 06, 2019 6:53 PM

    In 2014, ICAN released this campaigners kit with the intention of providing campaigners with a toolbox exploring the different elements of international and national campaigning: from lobbying and research to media and social media activism. 

    "Over the past few years, ICAN has grown exponentially and has become a stronger, broader, more professional campaign. We have achieved major results, and our successes have attracted more organizations willing to join our cause 

    Other campaigns have paved the way and have strengthened the conviction that unacceptable weapons can and must be outlawed. Their successes have shown us what a coordinated coalition of organizations can achieve. This is the reason why we have asked successful campaigners and experts who have followed other processes to share the lessons they have learned with us.

    This campaigners kit is a toolbox where we have explored different elements of international and national campaigning. We hope that their hands-on experience will be useful in your daily work."  


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  • Style Guide - ICAN

    Posted by · December 01, 2019 8:06 PM

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  • Partner Logo

    Posted by · December 01, 2019 5:03 PM

     

    As an ICAN partner, you can use the ICAN Partner logo to indicate that your organisation is part of this coalition in any public-facing materials, even when ICAN as an organisation is not directly involved. For example: on your website, on business cards, on event posters. 

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  • ICAN hosts expert meeting on emerging technologies and nuclear risks

    Posted by · November 28, 2019 12:44 PM

    Experts are just beginning to look into the impacts of offensive cyber capabilities and the increased application of machine learning on nuclear weapons risks. There is little disagreement that emerging technologies will increase the risk of possible nuclear use in the future and little confidence in any easy solutions to lower this risk. An expert meeting convened by ICAN analyzed these risks, the way forward, and how to communicate the problem to the public.

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  • Schools of Mass Destruction: American Universities in the U.S. Nuclear Weapons Complex

    Posted by · November 13, 2019 6:59 PM · 1 reaction

    Nearly 50 U.S. universities are involved in the research and design of U.S. nuclear weapons, largely in secret and in contradiction of their mission statements. Students and faculty must demand their universities stop helping to build weapons of mass destruction.

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  • U.S. universities are complicit in nuclear weapons production, new ICAN report reveals

    Posted by · November 13, 2019 5:18 PM

    Under the Trump administration, the United States is engaging in a renewed nuclear arms race, spending nearly $100,000 of taxpayer funds every minute to upgrade its nuclear weapons arsenal. ICAN released today a new report, titled “Schools of Mass Destruction: American Universities in the U.S. Nuclear Weapons Complex,” that details the ways in which roughly 50 American colleges and universities are supplying the scientific, technical and human capital necessary to maintain and expand U.S. weapons of mass destruction.

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  • First Committee Foreshadows Disarmament Fights At 2020 NPT Review Conference

    Posted by · November 12, 2019 5:13 PM

    For the last month, the First Committee of the United Nations has met to discuss, debate and vote on resolutions related to disarmament issues. While nuclear-weapon states have attempted to obstruct progress or backtrack on previous commitments, the majority of states continued to push forward a nuclear disarmament agenda. At the upcoming 2020 NPT Review Conference, this majority will need to resist the efforts of a small few and hold firm to strong language on disarmament and the humanitarian impacts of nuclear weapons.

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  • 84% of Finns want the government to join the TPNW

    Posted by · November 08, 2019 5:10 PM

    84% of Finns support Finland joining the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), according to a poll by Kantar TNS Oy, commissioned by ICAN Finland, a network of ICAN partners based in Finland.

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  • Part 3 : Hanford’s Dirty Secret- “Ways of Knowing and Radiation Exposure”

    Posted by · October 30, 2019 4:57 PM

    A few months ago, in a two-part blog series, we explored the secret suffering of communities at Hanford – known as the most toxic place in the United States- and the status of cleanup of 56 million gallons of nuclear waste at the Hanford Site. The site has been called “an underground Chernobyl waiting to happen.” In part 3, we look at a workshop that explores the ways in which the communities exposed to radiation perceive it and the recent reduction in funding for cleaning up Hanford.

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  • ICAN at the Hanoi Summit (media information)

    Posted by · October 28, 2019 1:49 AM

    ICAN, the International Campaign for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 2017, will be in Hanoi during the second summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un.

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  • African Support for the TPNW

    Posted by · October 18, 2019 4:19 PM

    This briefing paper (October 2019) shows how African countries are leading the way towards entry into force of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and the crucial role they have to play to make it happen.

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  • These are the 36 banks, pension funds and insurers taking a stand against nuclear weapons

    Posted by · October 17, 2019 10:13 PM

    A newly released edition of the Don’t Bank on the Bomb Hall of Fame shows that the number of financial institutions adopting and strengthening their policies to prevent any financial involvement in nuclear weapon producing companies is growing rapidly. Together, the 36 institutions in the Hall of Fame are keeping at least EUR1600 billion in assets out of the nuclear weapons industry.

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  • Two-thirds of the world’s countries support TPNW

    Posted by · October 16, 2019 10:28 PM

    The second edition of the Norwegian People’s Aid’s Nuclear Weapons Ban Monitor, the report tracking the progress of and compliance with the 2017 UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons was launched at the United Nations Headquarters in New York today. The report finds that while over two-thirds of the world’s countries support the TPNW, 31 mostly European countries are complicit in maintaining the nuclear status-quo.

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  • Lucero Oyarzún

    Posted by · October 15, 2019 11:33 PM

    Digital Campaign Coordinator


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  • Hawa Abdulrahman

    Posted by · October 15, 2019 7:38 PM

    Administration and Events Officer


     

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  • Liz Mullett

    Posted by · October 15, 2019 7:36 PM

    Administration and Finance Manager


     

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  • Seth Shelden

    Posted by · October 15, 2019 7:26 PM

    United Nations Liaison


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  • Céline Nahory

    Posted by · October 15, 2019 7:25 PM

    Operations Coordinator 


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  • Tim Wright

    Posted by · October 15, 2019 7:23 PM

    Treaty Coordinator


    @TimMilesWright

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  • Alicia Sanders-Zakre

    Posted by · October 14, 2019 10:59 AM · 1 reaction

    Policy and Research Coordinator


    @azakre

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  • ICAN congratulates 2019 Nobel Peace Laureate Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali

    Posted by · October 11, 2019 10:35 PM

    The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), Nobel Peace Laureate 2017, congratulates this year’s Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. Prime Minister Abiy was awarded the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation, and in particular for his decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighbouring Eritrea.

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  • Four Countries Display Missiles, Demonstrate Risks of Renewed Nuclear Arms Race

    Posted by · October 09, 2019 10:42 PM

    In the last two weeks, 13 more countries have signed or ratified the 2017 Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), bringing it closer to its entry into force. In the same period, several of the world’s nuclear weapon states engaged in shows of nuclear force, deliberate acts that contribute to a dangerous escalation in the nuclear arms race.

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  • ICAN and ICAN France co-host ICAN Campaign Forum – Paris 2020

    Posted by · October 04, 2019 10:48 PM

    On February 14 and 15, 2020, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear weapons will be hosting an ICAN Campaign Forum in Paris, France. Organised by ICAN and ICAN France, the ICAN Campaign Forum – Paris 2020 will bring together students and ICAN campaigners from around the world to extract lessons from the ICAN’s work in achieving and promoting the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear weapons, and empower participants to get involved in ending nuclear weapons, or take on other challenges facing the world today.

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  • Climate disruption: new study highlights the devastating global impact of regional nuclear conflict between India and Pakistan

    Posted by · October 02, 2019 10:51 PM

    The title of a new study by Toon et al, published this week in Science Advances, speaks volumes: “Rapidly Expanding nuclear arsenals in Pakistan and India portend regional and global catastrophe.”

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  • Beyond the Bomb: Global Exclusion of Nuclear Weapons Producers

    Posted by · October 01, 2019 6:52 PM · 1 reaction

    More and more financial institutions are saying no to nuclear weapons. PAX's Don’t Bank on the Bomb report, Beyond the Bomb, profiles 77 banks, pension funds, insurance companies and other financial institutions with policies to not invest in nuclear weapons producers. This is an increase of 14 since the 2018 report.

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  • Nuclear Weapons Ban Monitor 2019

    Posted by · October 01, 2019 5:58 PM

    This is the second edition of the Norwegian Peoples Aid's Nuclear Weapons Ban Monitor, a watchdog which measures progress towards a world free of nuclear weapons, by using the 2017 UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) as a yardstick. The report also evaluates the extent to which the policies and practices of all states comply with the prohibitions in the TPNW, regardless of whether they have joined the Treaty yet.



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  • Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom

    Posted by · September 28, 2019 5:54 AM

    New York, United States


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  • Swedish Physicians against Nuclear Weapons

    Posted by · September 28, 2019 5:53 AM

    Stockholm, Sweden


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  • PAX

    Posted by · September 28, 2019 5:52 AM

    Utrecht, Netherlands


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  • Peace Boat

    Posted by · September 28, 2019 5:52 AM

    Tokyo, Japan


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  • Norwegian People’s Aid

    Posted by · September 28, 2019 5:51 AM

    Oslo, Norway


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  • Latin America Human Security Network

    Posted by · September 28, 2019 5:50 AM

    Buenos Aires, Argentina


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  • International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War

    Posted by · September 28, 2019 5:50 AM

    Boston, United States


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  • Article 36

    Posted by · September 28, 2019 5:49 AM

    London, United Kingdom


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  • African Council of Religious Leaders – Religions for Peace

    Posted by · September 28, 2019 5:48 AM

    Nairobi, Kenya


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  • Acronym Institute for Disarmament Diplomacy

    Posted by · September 28, 2019 5:47 AM

    London, United Kingdom


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  • Daniel Högsta

    Posted by · September 28, 2019 5:08 AM

    Campaign Coordinator


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  • Beatrice Fihn

    Posted by · September 28, 2019 5:06 AM

    Executive Director


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  • 12 States join the Nuclear Ban Treaty on International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons 2019

    Posted by · September 27, 2019 11:02 PM

    On the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, 12 states took another significant step towards achieving this goal by signing or ratifying the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, during a special High-Level Ceremony at the UN Headquarters in New York.

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  • International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons: ICAN statements at United Nations

    Posted by · September 27, 2019 2:59 AM

    ICAN statement to the High-Level Ceremony for the Signature and Ratification of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

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  • Leaders voice support for nuclear ban treaty

    Posted by · September 26, 2019 1:15 PM

    During the general debate of the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly from 19 to 25 September in New York, presidents, prime ministers and foreign ministers from all regions of the world spoke in favour of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, which opened for signature on 20 September. Here are some of the highlights.

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  • Nobel Peace Laureates Summit stresses the urgent need to prevent nuclear war

    Posted by · September 25, 2019 3:20 AM

    “As Nobel Peace Laureates we have repeatedly warned of the catastrophic consequences of nuclear war and are compelled to do so once again.”

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  • Nobel Peace Prize Laureates supports Global Climate Strike

    Posted by · September 20, 2019 7:42 PM

    Statement by 17 Nobel Peace Prize Laureates
    September 20, 2019

     

     

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  • New Study on US-Russia nuclear war: 91.5 million casualties in first few hours

    Posted by · September 18, 2019 7:46 PM

    September 18, 2019

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  • New cross-party working group to support TPNW in German Parliament

    Posted by · September 13, 2019 7:52 PM

    Support for the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) keeps growing in the German Parliament. After 166 federal and over 200 regional parliamentarians pledged their support for the TPNW through the ICAN Parliamentary Appeal, a new cross-party working group for the abolition of nuclear weapons had their first meeting on Wednesday.

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  • The U.S. Missile Test: Provocative and Unnecessary

    Posted by · August 29, 2019 8:02 PM

    August 29, 2019

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  • Exploring the Legacy of Nuclear Weapons Testing in Kazakhstan

    Posted by · August 28, 2019 8:07 PM

    In an interview with ICAN,  Phil Hatcher-Moore, an independent photojournalist, who spent two months in and around the Semipalatinsk Test Site in Kazakhstan—where nearly a quarter of the world’s nuclear tests were conducted during the Cold War— shares his experience on his project “Nuclear Ghosts” that  explored the tests’ legacy on the communities that live nearby.

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  • West African nations push for entry into force of nuclear weapon ban treaty

    Posted by · August 21, 2019 8:17 PM

    August 21, 2019

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    Posted by · August 08, 2019 11:59 PM

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  • Bolivia’s ratification brings Nuclear Ban Treaty halfway to entry into force

    Posted by · August 06, 2019 8:25 PM

    The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, adopted in 2017, is now halfway towards entering into force. This important milestone was reached on 6 August, the anniversary of the US atomic bombing of Hiroshima, when Bolivia became the 25th nation to ratify the treaty.

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  • The INF Treaty’s definitive collapse: dawn of a new nuclear arms race?

    Posted by · August 02, 2019 9:28 PM

    Today, 2 August 2019, the governments of the US and Russia have missed a troubling deadline: the end of the six-month notice period that began when both countries announced their withdrawal from the INF Treaty earlier this year.

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  • Hiroshima-ICAN Academy on nuclear weapons and global security

    Posted by · July 31, 2019 8:31 PM

    On July 31st, 2019, Hiroshima Prefecture and the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) have proudly launched the “Hiroshima-ICAN Academy on Nuclear Weapons and Global Security.” Over the coming 8 days, 15 students and young professionals(25 years of age or younger) will participate in an intensive program designed to teach them everything they need to know to become the next generation of advocates for an end to nuclear weapons

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  • 50 states sign the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

    Posted by · July 30, 2019 8:51 PM

  • Part 2: Hanford’s Dirty Secret– 25,000 years and $80 billion dollars

    Posted by · July 29, 2019 8:38 PM

    Part 2:

    Hanford is the most toxic site in the United States. Why is the cleanup plan destined for failure?

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  • Hanford’s Dirty Secret– and it’s not 56 million gallons of nuclear waste

    Posted by · July 26, 2019 8:46 PM

    Part 1: 

    Building nuclear weapons requires materials and labor, not just from scientists, but also from the men and women living in communities nearby. After the Cold War, many of the United State’s most crucial nuclear weapons production sites ‘closed’ and were forgotten, but not by workers and local communities, who were left to deal with the devastating, toxic legacy of these sites.

    This is obvious at Hanford Waste Management Site, Washington. It is sometimes referred to as “,” yet most people will never have heard of it. While the workers and activists of Hanford speak out, their stories are dismissed because they demonstrate the real cost of nuclear weapons.

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  • ‘I am Become Death’ comes to Tularosa Basin: The Trinity Test 74 years later

    Posted by · July 16, 2019 8:53 PM

    “At the age of 11… I heard a very large blast and saw a very big flash of light. I got so scared, I thought, ‘the world is coming to an end.’ Then I saw what looked like a large, big, black, giant ball of smoke. It was huge and moving, going higher and higher…

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  • A big step backwards: Why Sweden’s decision not to sign TPNW damages its reputation as a leader on disarmament

    Posted by · July 14, 2019 9:00 PM

    At a press conference on Friday July 12th, 2019, Sweden’s Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom announced that Sweden will not currently sign the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). This is a disappointing decision that damages Sweden’s historic reputation as a leader on disarmament.

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  • NEW RESOURCE: Campaigners Guide to Signature and Ratification of the TPNW

    Posted by · July 07, 2019 9:05 PM

    On July 7th, 2017, the historic Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) was adopted by the 122 nations in the UN.  Today, ICAN is marking the second anniversary by releasing a new campaigner’s guide to the signature and ratification of the TPNW.

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  • The Swedish TPNW inquiry: Secret reference groups and deleted e-mail accounts

    Posted by · June 19, 2019 9:23 PM

    In January this year, former Swedish diplomat Lars-Erik Lundin published his inquiry into Sweden and the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). He concluded that Sweden should not join the TPNW “in its present form”. New information raises major questions around the methods and transparency of the inquiry.

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  • Caribbean experts gather to explore region’s role in supporting the NuclearBan Treaty

    Posted by · June 19, 2019 9:13 PM

    On June 19th and 20th, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Guyana and ICAN are convening a Caribbean Regional Forum on the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons to take stock of the Treaty from a regional perspective, and to canvas progress for the early signature and ratification by all countries in the region.

     

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  • INF Treaty Suspension: What does the vote in Russian Duma mean?

    Posted by · June 18, 2019 9:26 PM

    On 18 June 2019, lawmakers in Russia’s State Duma voted to support a decree by President Vladimir Putin to suspend the country’s participation in the Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, citing a need to protect Russia’s national interest. The Treaty is scheduled to terminate on 2 August 2019, after the six-month notice period expires following the US and then Russian withdrawals from the Treaty.

     

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  • Premiere: New Documentary on the Nuclear Ban Treaty

    Posted by · June 04, 2019 9:34 PM

    A new documentary from ICAN partner, Pressenza, telling the story of how the movement to end nuclear weapons succeeded in achieving the UN Treaty that bans them, will be premiered in New York this Thursday, June 6th.

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  • The Story of a Nuclear Test Veteran

    Posted by · May 29, 2019 9:38 PM

    Image Credits : Peter W. Merlin

    In an interview with ICAN, US nuclear test veteran George Coleman speaks up about the nuclear trials carried out by the U.S. military and his life and health after the nuclear weapons testing conducted in Nevada.

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  • ICAN addresses ECOWAS

    Posted by · May 24, 2019 9:45 PM

    May 24, 2019

    This week, ICAN campaigners from Nigeria, Ghana and Togo will be addressing the ECOWAS Parliament about West African leadership in achieving a world without nuclear weapons, through the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW).  ECOWAS is the regional economic union of fifteen West African Countries.

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  • EU elections: ICAN urges MEPs to join the ICAN Parliamentary Pledge

    Posted by · May 21, 2019 6:08 PM

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    As EU elections approach, arms control on nuclear weapons is unravelling, giving way to a new arms race amid escalating nuclear rhetoric. ICAN has asked all European Parliament candidates to support ICAN’s parliamentary pledge in support of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons adopted in 2017. More than 1,000 members of national parliaments across the EU have already joined.

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  • Paris joins the ICAN Cities Appeal

    Posted by · May 17, 2019 6:12 PM

    The City of Paris has become the first French city – and the second capital city of a nuclear-armed state – to support the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear weapons.

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  • The Intercept: How to dismantle the absurd profitability of nuclear weapons

    Posted by · May 06, 2019 2:09 AM

    Article: How to dismantle the absurd profitability of nuclear weapons

    Author: Jon Schwarz

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  • See it to believe it : US & Russia discuss possibility of new nuclear agreements, amid escalating arms race

    Posted by · May 03, 2019 12:20 AM

    As diplomats from all over the world meet to discuss nuclear disarmament at the 2019 NPT Preparatory Committee , President Trump and President Putin are reported to have discussed nuclear weapons and a new arms-control agreement that extends to China during a phone call on Friday. 

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  • Pocket guides: The Legal Gap

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  • ICAN is ‘creating the environment’ for disarmament at the NPT PrepCom

    Posted by · April 30, 2019 6:42 PM

    From April 29 to May 10, 2019, ICAN campaigners from all over the world engaged with the world’s UN diplomats in New York  as these gathered to discuss nuclear disarmament  in preparation of next year’s Review of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). Their mission? Ensure that these delegations have all the facts on the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, including how it complements the NPT, and thereby feel empowered to speak out in favour of the Treaty.

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  • Polls: Public opinion in EU host states firmly opposes nuclear weapons

    Posted by · April 24, 2019 6:54 PM

    A new YouGov poll commissioned by the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) has found a stark rejection of nuclear weapons in the four EU states which host US nuclear weapons on their soil: Belgium, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands. The Europeans who would be on the frontline for a potential nuclear attack strongly reject nuclear weapons and support their governments joining the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

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  • Resolution supporting the TPNW submitted in US Congress

    Posted by · April 15, 2019 7:03 PM

    On Thursday 11 April, US Congresspersons Jim McGovern and Earl Blumenauer introduced a historic resolution, H. Res 302: Embracing the Goals and Provisions of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, the first US House of Representatives resolution that calls on the US government to support the nuclear weapons ban treaty (“TPNW”) and make nuclear disarmament a central focus of US national security policy. The text of the resolution is in stark contrast to the United States’ policy on nuclear weapons for many years, which has seen the US engage in a new nuclear arms race, threaten to use nuclear weapons to “totally destroy” civilian populations, boycott successive conferences examining the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons and attempt to undermine the negotiation of the TPNW.

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  • ICAN at the African Union

    Posted by · April 04, 2019 7:43 PM

    On April 4th, 2019, the AU Peace and Security Council held a sensitization session on disarmament, including landmines and the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. ICAN was invited to brief the Council on the risk of nuclear weapons use, and the crucial role African States can play in ending them, through signing and ratifying the TPNW.

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  • Washington DC joins ICAN Cities Appeal

    Posted by · March 18, 2019 6:34 PM

    Washington D.C. joined a growing number of individuals, organizations, cities and state legislatures that are calling on the United States to take meaningful action to prevent nuclear war. In doing so, it has become one of the first capital cities worldwide to express support for the U.N. Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, joined by Canberra, Australia and Oslo, Norway. 

     

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  • No-Deal Hanoi Summit shows importance of multilateralism in Denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula

    Posted by · February 28, 2019 7:52 PM

    The second summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un in Hanoi has drawn to a close without a new deal on the table, providing further evidence that the complete, irreversible and verifiable denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula will require an international process based in international law.  Anything less will not stand the test of time, particularly if it is solely dependent on these two unstable men. The process must be internationalized.

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  • South Africa: from nuclear armed state to disarmament hero

    Posted by · February 25, 2019 8:07 PM

    Today, the only country that went from developing its own nuclear arsenal to dismantling it and being an outspoken advocate against these weapons of mass destruction, took another critical step towards a nuclear-weapons-free-world: in the halls of the UN HQ of New York, South Africa just ratified the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). 

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  • ICAN statement on Costa Rica

    Posted by · February 06, 2019 3:56 AM

    On November 8, 2017, ICAN’s Executive Director, Ms. Beatrice Fihn, received an email from a campaigner who volunteered with one of our partner organisations, IPPNW Costa Rica. This confidential email informed Ms. Fihn of an alleged sexual assault that was perpetrated in 2014 against the campaigner by a former head of state from Costa Rica.

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  • US withdrawal from INF Treaty puts Europe (and the world) at risk

    Posted by · February 01, 2019 8:13 PM

    The US suspension of and withdrawal from the INF-Treaty is an irresponsible move that opens the path for a new-nuclear arms race and highlights the importance of real multilateral, binding solutions like the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. With Russia and the US putting the entire world at risk, it is urgent for all responsible states to stand up and join the Nuclear Ban Treaty.

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  • Disappointing report from the Swedish inquiry into joining Nuclear Ban Treaty

    Posted by · January 18, 2019 8:17 PM

    After months of delay a report for the Swedish Parliament on possible Swedish “accession” to the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, compiled by former government diplomat Lars-Erik Lundin, was published today. The investigation concludes that Sweden should not join the TPNW “in its present form”. The next step is a 3-month consultation round in which many different stakeholders will be able to assess the merits of the report. After that it is expected that the Swedish government will make its official decision on whether to join the TPNW.

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  • 10 things that made 2018 great for the movement to end nuclear weapons

    Posted by · December 28, 2018 2:47 PM

    How do you top winning the Nobel Peace Prize? As we began to look back at 2018, we thought it would be hard to live up to the excitement that that particular award brought us in 2017. But we shouldn’t have worried: nobody took the Nobel Peace Prize as an excuse to sit on their laurels. Instead, we all got straight back to work and used that energy to book some pretty exciting wins this year.

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  • Australian Labor Party commits to joining Nuclear Ban Treaty

    Posted by · December 18, 2018 3:00 PM

    The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) applauds the Australian Labor Party for committing to sign and ratify the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons when in government.

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  • Both houses of Swiss Parliament call on government to join the Nuclear Ban Treaty immediately

    Posted by · December 12, 2018 3:12 PM

    In a 24 to 15 vote (with 2 abstentions), the Council of States of the Swiss Federal Assembly has joined the National Council today in calling on the Swiss government to sign the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and submit it to Parliament for ratification without delay. This vote follows a public backlash  against the government’s decision in August to adopt a wait-and-see approach to the TPNW. The Parliament’s resounding yes sends the signal that  - especially in the face of current international tensions – the humanitarian and security reasons for joining the Nuclear Ban Treaty prevail.

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  • Could Spain be the first NATO State to sign the Nuclear Ban Treaty?

    Posted by · December 06, 2018 3:23 PM

    In September 2018, some unexpected good news came out of Spain: in exchange for their support on the 2019 budget, political party Podemos obtained a commitment from the Spanish government to sign the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). The government has not yet announced how and when they will implement this decision.

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  • Manchester endorses the ICAN Cities Appeal

    Posted by · November 29, 2018 4:00 PM

    Cities across the planet are speaking up against nuclear weapons and calling on their governments to join the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Yesterday, Manchester joined the growing list of cities that have endorsed the ICAN Cities Appeal.

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  • Los Angeles, Sydney and Toronto join new ICAN Cities Appeal

    Posted by · November 07, 2018 4:13 PM

    ICAN today launches the Cities Appeal, a commitment by cities and towns to show support for the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and call on their governments to join. Major cities such as Baltimore, Los Angeles, Melbourne, Sydney and Toronto have already committed themselves to the Appeal which states:

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  • 122 states reaffirm their support for the Nuclear Ban Treaty

    Posted by · November 02, 2018 4:24 PM

    Each year, the world gathers in New York to discuss disarmament and international security during the UNGA’s First Committee. Yesterday (nov 1, 2018), the First Committee passed a resolution supporting the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and calling on all states to join it as soon as possible, by majority vote.

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  • LAUNCH: Nuclear Weapons Ban Monitor

    Posted by · October 29, 2018 4:48 PM

    Today (Oct. 29), at the United Nations in New York, Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA) and the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) launch the Nuclear Weapons Ban Monitor 2018, the first report of a newly established watchdog for the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). The report tracks the progress of the historic nuclear ban treaty, adopted at the UN in 2017, and monitors progress on compliance with the TPNW.

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  • 2017 Nobel Peace Laureate: Amid Talks with North Korea, It's Time for U.S. to Abandon Nukes, Too | Democracy Now!

    Posted by · October 09, 2018 5:35 PM

    We speak with Beatrice Fihn, executive director of the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize-winning International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, about the ongoing negotiations on the Korean Peninsula, the U.S. nuclear stockpile and the path to an international ban on nuclear weapons.

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  • Treaty of Rarotonga celebrated in Samoa

    Posted by · October 08, 2018 5:57 PM

    PR - Pacific Island states are celebrating the anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rarotonga, a regional pact that established the Pacific as an internationally recognized nuclear-weapon-free zone 33 years ago. Government officials from the region also declared their support for the 2017 Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, which aims to make the entire world free of nuclear weapons.

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  • ICAN congratulates 2018 Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Nadia Murad and Dr Denis Mukwege

    Posted by · October 06, 2018 4:11 AM

    ICAN wishes to congratulate the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize Laureates, Nadia Murad and Dr Denis Mukwege. Both laureates thoroughly deserve this honour through their incredible work to address sexual violence in conflict, and we look forward to working with them as Nobel laureates dedicated to a peaceful world safe from both the threats of nuclear weapons and the use of sexual violence in war, both fundamental violations of international law. The Nobel Committee has rightly chosen to highlight the role of women this year in giving the award to Nadia and Denis, and it is great to see women like Nadia leading on this issue just as they do in the disarmament movement.

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  • Looking back at ICAN’s first year as a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

    Posted by · October 05, 2018 4:55 PM

    On October 6th, 2017 at a few minutes to 11, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons received an unexpected phone call from Oslo. The message: the campaign had received the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize, for “its work to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons and for its groundbreaking efforts to achieve a treaty-based prohibition of such weapons.”

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  • ICAN congratulates 2018 Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Nadia Murad and Dr Denis Mukwege

    Posted by · October 05, 2018 4:52 PM

    ICAN wishes to congratulate the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize Laureates, Nadia Murad and Dr Denis Mukwege. Both laureates thoroughly deserve this honour through their incredible work to address sexual violence in conflict, and we look forward to working with them as Nobel laureates dedicated to a peaceful world safe from both the threats of nuclear weapons and the use of sexual violence in war, both fundamental violations of international law. The Nobel Committee has rightly chosen to highlight the role of women this year in giving the award to Nadia and Denis, and it is great to see women like Nadia leading on this issue just as they do in the disarmament movement.

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  • Nuclear Weapons Ban Monitor 2018

    Posted by · October 01, 2018 7:02 PM

    This is the first edition of the Norwegian Peoples Aid's Nuclear Weapons Ban Monitor, a watchdog which measures progress towards a world free of nuclear weapons, by using the 2017 UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) as a yardstick. The report also evaluates the extent to which the policies and practices of all states comply with the prohibitions in the TPNW, regardless of whether they have joined the Treaty yet.

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  • Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapons Takes Another Rapid Step Towards Becoming International Law Today

    Posted by · September 29, 2018 4:57 AM

    New York — In a lightning leap forward to a typically snail-paced process, today at the United Nations four states simultaneously ratified the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). This brings the total number of ratifications to 19. A further eight nations signed the Treaty at the UN signing ceremony, an essential step on the path towards their own ratifications.

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  • 19 States Party & 69 signatories: the Nuclear Ban Treaty gains support at record pace

    Posted by · September 27, 2018 5:05 PM

    At a high-level ceremony in New York on 26 September coordinated by ICAN and a cross-regional group of governments, a group of states marked the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons in a very special way: by signing and ratifying the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. With 9 new signatories and 4 new ratifications, the Nuclear Ban Treaty now has 69 signatories and 19 States party. It has also set a record pace for the speed with which it is moving towards becoming law, compared to other treaties on weapons of mass destruction, such as the conventions on chemical and biological weapons, and nuclear testing and proliferation. The treaty will enter into force when 50 countries have signed and ratified, or acceded to, it.

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  • ICAN statements at the UN for International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

    Posted by · September 27, 2018 5:01 PM

    September 26th is the International Day for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, and this year,  people all over took action for a nuke-free world. At the UN’s New York HQ, that action translated into vocal and active support for Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, during the UNGA’s events marking the day and – most importantly – at a high-level ceremony where 7  countries signed and 4 countries ratified the the Nuclear Ban Treaty. ICAN was at both events, and took the opportunity to deliver two powerful appeals to the world leaders, urging them to join the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

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  • LIVE: International Day for the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons 2018

    Posted by · September 26, 2018 5:15 PM

    Every year on the 26th of September, people all over the world take action to call for a world free of nuclear weapons. This year, we’re showing the world that nothing about nuclear weapons is acceptable. While responsible states from across the globe are signing and/or ratifying the Treaty at a signing ceremony at the UN, citizens all across the planet are taking action to tell BNP Paribas to stop investing in nuclear weapons.

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  • Koreas Summit shows the power of diplomacy

    Posted by · September 19, 2018 5:20 PM

    The success of today’s summit between South Korea’s Moon Jae-in North Korea’s Kim Jong-un again shows that maximum cooperation and engagement are the only path to peaceful solutions. President Moon and Chairman Kim’s commitment to a Korean Peninsula free of the threat of nuclear weapons will make their people and the world safer. The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons remains the best vehicle to achieving this vision and the clear pathway to denuclearising both North and South Korea.

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  • Abolish nuclear weapons? Idealistic. Worthy

    Posted by · September 14, 2018 5:43 PM

    Abolishing nuclear weapons may seem like an idealistic, even utopian objective. But so too did banning land mines. And chemical and biological weapons. Yet after campaigns that also seemed quixotic, those weapons are considered barbaric and treated as illegal by the vast majority of nations. So why not nuclear weapons?

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  • ICAN pushes Lebanon on anti-nuke treaty

    Posted by · September 14, 2018 5:39 PM

    Advocates for nuclear disarmament are pushing Lebanon to sign and ratify a U.N. treaty that would call for the elimination of all nuclear weapons, taking a much stronger stance than previous international agreements have.

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  • California supports the Nuclear Ban Treaty

    Posted by · August 29, 2018 5:33 PM

    Big news coming from California, USA today: The state senate just approved a resolution calling for support for the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, make nuclear dis armament the centerpiece of our national security policy, and spearhead a global effort to prevent nuclear war. The resolution (Sacramento–Assembly Joint Resolution 33 or AJR 33) was introduced by Santa Barbara’s State Assembly member, Monique Limón, and passed by a vote of 25 to 10.

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  • Friend or Foe: The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and the NPT

    Posted by · August 23, 2018 5:43 PM

  • As Trump postures, a national nuclear abolition campaign moves forward

    Posted by · August 22, 2018 5:51 PM

    World nuclear tensions are mounting, fueled by President Trump Donald John Trump House Republican threatens to push for Rosenstein impeachment unless he testifies Judge suggests Trump's tweet about Stormy Daniels was 'hyperbole' not defamation Rosenstein faces Trump showdown MORE 's careless rhetoric and unilateral withdrawal from the International Iran nuclear deal coupled with rising tensions in our relationship with Russia and the on-again, off-again meeting between the Trump administration and North Korea with his premature declaration of "problem solved"

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  • Does Switzerland still punch above its weight ethically?

    Posted by · August 20, 2018 5:46 PM

    The moral stature of Kofi Annan, the former UN Secretary General who died on Saturday, and his association with Geneva and Switzerland raise the question of Switzerland's moral stature as well. graphic The Alpine country is often said "to punch above its weight", that despite its small size it has a disproportionate influence in world affairs.

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  • African support for the Nuclear Ban Treaty keeps growing

    Posted by · August 18, 2018 5:37 PM

    The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons has been the talk of the town at several events and meetings across the African continent over the past few weeks. ICAN campaigners, including Treaty Coordinator Tim Wright, participated in and helped organise many of these events. Here are some of the highlights:

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  • Factsheet: Japan and Nuclear Weapons – A complicated timeline

    Posted by · August 11, 2018 6:00 PM

    This is a summary of an ICAN fact sheet studying Japan’s position on nuclear weapons, nuclear policy and the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.
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  • Hiroshima, Nagasaki and the #nuclearban

    Posted by · August 11, 2018 5:49 PM

    This week the world commemorated the 73rd Anniversary of the nuclear attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. These attacks cost the lives of over 200,000 people, plagued many thousands more with cancer and disease over the course of decades and cast the dark specter of the nuclear threat over the world, which persists to this day

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  • Nagasaki mayor calls for Japan to join U.N. nuclear weapons treaty:The Asahi Shimbun

    Posted by · August 09, 2018 6:03 PM

    NAGASAKI--Nagasaki Mayor Tomihisa Taue pressed the Japanese government to join the U.N. Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons at the Aug. 9 ceremony commemorating the 73rd anniversary of the atomic bombing on this city. He also voiced concerns about the recent trend of some countries trying to bolster their military capabilities through nuclear weapons.

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  • ICAN champions grass-roots efforts to persuade Japan and others to support a nuclear-free world | The Japan Times

    Posted by · August 06, 2018 6:06 PM

    ICAN, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, has made significant progress in the last year, but according to core member Akira Kawasaki the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize winning coalition is just getting started. ICAN, based in Geneva and launched in 2007, now has around 450 partner organizations in nearly a hundred countries.

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  • 2 Women Who Know What It Takes To Win A Nobel Prize Weigh In On Trump's Chances

    Posted by · July 26, 2018 6:11 PM

    Last month, President Trump was nominated for a Nobel Prize for his peace building efforts on the Korean peninsula — and not for the first time. Trump was endorsed by two separate groups, and although the deadline for this year’s prize has already passed, these nominations make him eligible for consideration next year.

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  • I Came as a Journalist to Ask Important Questions

    Posted by · July 17, 2018 6:09 PM

    I came to Helsinki to ask Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin questions about the threat of nuclear weapons and to distribute an open letter about the need for secure elections and true national security. Instead, I was dragged out of their press conference before it even began and into a Finnish jail.

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  • Church of England Synod votes to support Nuclear Ban Treaty

    Posted by · July 13, 2018 7:37 PM

    On Sunday 7 July the Church of England agreed a motion on the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons by a margin of 260-26. It was a huge result and a result of months of hard work and campaigning. This is the first time that the Church of England’s ruling body, known as the General Synod, has debated nuclear weapons for 11 years (since the decision was taken to oppose the replacement of the UK’s nuclear weapon system, Trident).

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  • NEW POLL: Europeans reject US nuclear weapons on own soil

    Posted by · July 08, 2018 7:40 PM

    On the first anniversary of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), new YouGov polling commissioned by the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) has found an overwhelming rejection of nuclear weapons.  The poll was conducted in the four EU countries that host US nuclear weapons: Belgium, Netherlands, Germany and Italy. In each country, an overwhelming majority of people surveyed were in favour of removing the weapons from their soil, and for their countries to sign the Treaty that bans them outright.

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  • NEW POLL: Vast Majority of Europeans Reject US Nuclear Weapons on Own Soil

    Posted by · July 07, 2018 5:01 AM

    On the first anniversary of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), new YouGov polling commissioned by the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) has found an overwhelming rejection of nuclear weapons. 

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  • Spain: Why would a country that has banned biological and chemical weapons not ban nuclear weapons?

    Posted by · July 04, 2018 7:47 PM

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  • 1000 Day Fund: Four new projects launched!

    Posted by · June 20, 2018 8:01 PM

    After winning the Nobel Peace Prize last year, ICAN allocated part of the prize money to kickstart a fund to support initiatives that push towards the entry into force of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Since its launch, the 1000 Day Fund has been supported by generous donations from all across the world and today, we are proud to announce four new projects in collaboration with ICAN-partners from Africa, Latin America and the Asia-Pacific Region.

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  • Ending War Games Is the Best Thing to Come Out of the Summit

    Posted by · June 13, 2018 6:14 PM

    War games are just a practice run for the mass murder of civilians, writes the head of a Nobel Peace Prize-winning anti-nuclear campaign.

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  • ICAN Singapore Summit Response Press Release

    Posted by · June 13, 2018 5:12 AM

    As Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump signed an “agreement” in Singapore today, ICAN welcomes the diplomatic efforts but warns that only a process based in international law and existing treaty frameworks will achieve nuclear disarmament and fully denuclearise the Korean Peninsula.

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  • Good for diplomacy but little substance: ICAN reacts to Trump-Kim signed statement

    Posted by · June 12, 2018 8:06 PM

    As Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump signed an “agreement” in Singapore today, ICAN welcomes the diplomatic efforts but warns that only a process based in international law and existing treaty frameworks will achieve nuclear disarmament and fully denuclearise the Korean Peninsula.

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  • Nobel Peace Prize winner says Trump Kim agreement doesn't go far enough on nuclear disarmament

    Posted by · June 12, 2018 6:21 PM

    The deal on nuclear disarmament made between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un doesn't go far enough, last year's winner of the Nobel Peace Prize says. Beatrice Fihn, executive director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), which was awarded the prize last December, criticised the document signed by the US and North Korean leaders in Singapore on Tuesday.

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  • 2017 Nobel Peace Laureate Presents Denuclearisation Plan for the Korean Peninsula

    Posted by · June 12, 2018 5:17 AM

    Working behind the scenes for the last month, a group of the world’s foremost nuclear disarmament experts have mapped out the best pathway for total denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula, determining that the existing international treaty framework is the most appropriate solution.

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  • India and Russia are testing nuclear missiles: Where is the global outcry?

    Posted by · June 06, 2018 3:00 PM

    A new nuclear arms race has begun and it does not revolve around the number of weapons, but on increasing their deadliness. Recent nuclear missile tests by India and Russia show that nuclear-armed states are blatantly flaunting their nuclear power, posturing as tough and responsible “protectors” while in reality they put the world at large at risk.

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  • UN Secretary General praises Nuclear Ban Treaty but fails to take a stand

    Posted by · May 28, 2018 3:15 PM

    In his speech to launch of the UN’s new Disarmament Agenda “Securing Our Future”, Secretary General António Guterres praised the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) but failed to condemn possession of nuclear weapons, or call on all states to join the treaty

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  • Men with fragile egos should not have the world's faith placed in them

    Posted by · May 27, 2018 6:25 PM

    The world could only sit passively by this week as two men toyed with the fate of humanity, on the flawed assumption that Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un had our collective best interests at heart.

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  • Deutsche Bank to stop banking on the bomb

    Posted by · May 24, 2018 3:32 PM

    Big news from the financial sector: in an update to its investment policies, Germany’s Deutsche Bank excludes nuclear weapons producers.

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

    Posted by · May 24, 2018 3:21 PM

    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.

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  • Toronto calls on the Canadian government to join the Nuclear Ban Treaty

    Posted by · May 11, 2018 3:40 PM

    When a country’s position on nuclear weapons does not match that of its citizens, cities too, can ramp up the pressure on the government to join the nuclear ban treaty. On April 24, the City of Toronto formally requested that “the Government of Canada sign the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons” following the City Council’s reaffirmation of Toronto as a nuclear weapons free zone in November 2017.

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  • Nobel Peace Prize winner on Trump pulling out of Iran deal: 'This is so stupid!'

    Posted by · May 10, 2018 6:29 PM

    A 2017 winner of the Nobel Peace Prize on Tuesday tore into President Trump Donald John Trump House Republican threatens to push for Rosenstein impeachment unless he testifies Judge suggests Trump's tweet about Stormy Daniels was 'hyperbole' not defamation Rosenstein faces Trump showdown MORE over the expected announcement that he will pull the U.S.

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  • Will the “responsible states” please stand up?

    Posted by · May 04, 2018 3:54 PM

    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). A considerable number of international organizations and civil society actors were also in attendance. Adopted fifty years ago this year, the purpose of the NPT is to curb the spread of nuclear weapons, further nuclear disarmament, and guarantee the right of all states to use nuclear technology for civilian purposes.

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  • Nuclear Weapons Ban Monitor on the way

    Posted by · April 30, 2018 4:03 PM

    In support of ICAN, Norwegian People’s Aid is now establishing the Nuclear Weapons Ban Monitor, which will be a de facto monitoring regime for the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW).

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  • The power of diplomacy: ICAN welcomes efforts to denuclearize the Korean peninsula

    Posted by · April 27, 2018 4:10 PM

    The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), the Nobel Peace Laureate of 2017, welcomes the efforts from North and South Korea to denuclearize the Korean peninsula. The dangerous rhetoric from Donald Trump and the US brought us to the brink of nuclear war, and only careful diplomacy from South Korea has brought us back from it. It should remind us that in reality, there are no responsible nuclear states, and that only the complete elimination of nuclear weapons through the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons will keep us safe.

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  • New research: 35 states are sabotaging the NPT

    Posted by · April 23, 2018 4:16 PM

    Research shows that the five nuclear-armed states parties to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) are not taking action to fulfill their nuclear disarmament obligations. This directly undermines and threatens the future success of the NPT. 30 more states, the so-called nuclear umbrella states, are enabling nuclear-armed states to retain and upgrade their weapons of mass destruction.

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  • Nobel winner ICAN welcomes Trump-Kim meeting but slams 'toxic masculinity' | The Japan Times

    Posted by · April 20, 2018 6:40 PM

    Nuclear talks between the United States and North Korea are welcome, but the bullying and threats that led up to them were reckless and it is South Korea that should get credit, the Nobel Prize winning anti-nuclear campaign group ICAN said on Thursday.

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  • Virtual Reality Takes a Political Turn in the Trump Era

    Posted by · April 19, 2018 6:32 PM

    Meeting a Monster is incredibly painful. It’s supposed to be. Created using audio recordings and re-enactments, the virtual reality experience recounts the story of Angela King, a woman who spent eight years in the white power movement and is now trying to confront the person she was—and is. It would be hard to watch at any time, but now, just a few months after torch-wielding white supremacists took to the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia, the reality it presents is even more gut-wrenching.

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  • Ban treaty attracts new adherents

    Posted by · March 26, 2018 4:23 PM

    The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), which opened for signature in September 2017, is attracting new adherents. The Treaty was adopted by 122 states to a standing ovation at the UN General Assembly.

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  • These Companies Are Financing The Return Of Nuclear Terror

    Posted by · March 07, 2018 6:43 PM

    new report from ICAN (International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons) and PAX is calling out the 20 biggest nuclear-weapons financiers, underscoring the degree to which banks and contractors have been quietly funding the recent resurgence in the global arms race. Disturbingly, the research shows, investment in nuclear weapons increased by $81 billion in 2017.

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  • Nuclear grandstanding a danger to the world

    Posted by · March 02, 2018 4:27 PM

    On 1 March, the Russian President Vladimir Putin, made headlines by boasting that the Russian Federation’s new ‘invincible’ nuclear weapons can breach NATO’s missile defences in a speech. In particular, Putin bigged up Russia’s new nuclear cruise missiles, which are currently being tested.

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  • Don’t Bank on the Bomb 2018

    Posted by · March 01, 2018 7:05 PM

    PAX's Don’t Bank on the Bomb report is the only regularly published source of information on the private companies involved in the production of nuclear weapons and their financiers. The report examines contracts for the production of key components of nuclear weapons and their specifically designed delivery systems. It provides information on the financial institutions seeking to profit from these producing companies. The report also profiles those institutions and others that limit or prohibit any financial engagement with companies associated with the production of nuclear weapons.

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  • Nobel Peace Ride: Cyclists carry medal to Canberra, urging end to nuclear weapons

    Posted by · February 09, 2018 5:54 PM

    Twenty cyclists have begun a 900km journey to Canberra from Melbourne. In their hands will be precious cargo: Australia's first Nobel Peace Prize. The medal was awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) in 2017 in recognition of their work on the adoption of the global treaty to ban nuclear weapons.

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  • Alarming changes to the US nuclear posture

    Posted by · January 11, 2018 4:38 PM

    On the order of President Trump, the US Department of Defense is currently concluding a sweeping review of the United States’ nuclear policy – a “nuclear posture review” ­– expected to be released at the end of this month. But already now, the text has leaked and shows that the Trump administration will loosen constraints on the use of nuclear weapons and develop more “usable” nuclear warheads.

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  • Nuclear ban treaty negotiations in 2017

    Posted by · December 30, 2017 2:32 PM

    See ICAN documents related to the 2017 Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

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  • ICAN receives 2017 Nobel Peace Prize

    Posted by · December 22, 2017 4:41 PM

    This year’s Nobel Peace Prize was presented to ICAN at a ceremony in Oslo, Norway, on 10 December in recognition of our work “to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons” and our “ground-breaking efforts to achieve a treaty-based prohibition of such weapons”.

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  • Italian parliament instructs Italy to explore possibility of joining the Nuclear Ban Treaty

    Posted by · December 20, 2017 5:41 PM

    On the eve of the adoption of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), the Italian Parliament passed a resolution instructing the Italian Government to explore the ratification of the legally binding ban on nuclear weapons.

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  • Nuclear annihilation 'one tantrum away', Nobel peace prize winner warns

    Posted by · December 12, 2017 2:28 AM

    Australian-founded International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons urges support for UN treaty banning them.

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  • The Nobel Interview: Beatrice Fihn of ICAN

    Posted by · December 12, 2017 2:15 AM

    Al Jazeera's exclusive interview with the director of the anti-nuclear campaign that won the Nobel Peace Prize.

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  • Nuclear weapons: In conversation with ICAN

    Posted by · December 11, 2017 2:35 AM

    2017 Nobel Peace Prize winner ICAN is calling for 'a different kind of debate around nuclear disarmament'.

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  • Pope Francis prays for world without nuclear weapons amid Trump and Kim tensions

    Posted by · December 10, 2017 6:36 PM

    The Pope is praying for a world without nuclear arms. Pope Francis on Sunday offered a prayer for world leaders to collaborate on nuclear disarmament, calling it an essential step for expanding human rights. His comments come after President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have spent much of the year threatening each other with hints of a nuclear conflict.

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  • Can the world be free of weapons?

    Posted by · October 28, 2017 6:47 PM

    For centuries, following bloody conflicts, military leaders acknowledged that some weapons were simply too awful to be used, but those same militaries generally continued to use them.

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  • UN resolution to ban nuclear weapons in 2017

    Posted by · October 27, 2017 3:06 PM

    On 27 October 2016, the First Committee of the UN General Assembly adopted resolution L.41 to convene negotiations in 2017 on a “legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading towards their total elimination”.

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  • Full voting result on UN resolution L.41

    Posted by · October 27, 2017 3:02 PM

    The detailed voting result on Resolution L.41 in the United Nation's First Committee.

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  • International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons Wins Nobel Peace Prize

    Posted by · October 07, 2017 2:41 AM

    The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) has won the Nobel Peace Prize 2017.

    ICAN was a vital actor in bringing the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons to the United Nations, where it was signed by 122 countries. The accord was largely symbolic as none of the world’s nuclear-armed nations signed it

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  • Nuclear Weapons Prohibition Treaty open for signature by world leaders

    Posted by · September 21, 2017 6:44 AM

    Heads of state and Foreign Ministers will sign the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons tomorrow, 20 September 2017, as the General Assembly of the United Nations opens in New York.

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  • ICAN’s remarks at the TPNW signing ceremony

    Posted by · September 20, 2017 9:26 AM

    Beatrice Fihn, the executive director of ICAN, delivered the following remarks at the signing ceremony for the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in New York on 20 September 2017:

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  • 50 states sign the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

    Posted by · September 20, 2017 6:24 AM

    "Today, we are putting nuclear weapons in the same category as other unacceptable weapons. Like the conventions prohibiting chemical and biological weapons, landmines and cluster munitions, this treaty bans an entire category of weapons. It strengthens the norm that weapons that cause unacceptable harm for civilians cannot remain legal – and that nuclear weapons are no longer an exception to these norms."

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  • 71% of Germans favour the nuclear ban treaty

    Posted by · September 17, 2017 5:48 PM

    A large majority of Germans are in favour of Germany signing the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons that will be opened for signature on 20 September at the United Nations. A YouGov opinion poll commissioned by ICAN Germany showed that 71% of citizens in Germany think that Germany should join the treaty with 14% are against it.

     

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  • North Korea carries out new missile test

    Posted by · September 15, 2017 2:56 PM

    Early on the morning of 15 September, North Korea conducted another missile test. Although the payload of the missile is not yet known, the range of the test demonstrates that North Korea could reach Guam with this missile.

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  • Swedish Foreign Minister wants to sign the ban

    Posted by · September 14, 2017 12:04 PM

    In an op-ed in one of the largest Swedish newspapers, Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström announced her ambition to sign the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

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  • Sign the nuclear ban treaty

    Posted by · August 29, 2017 1:30 PM

    The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons will open for signature at UN Headquarters in New York on 20 September 2017, during the High-Level Segment of the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly, and will be a great moment for heads of state, foreign ministers and other representatives of governments to sign this historic treaty.

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  • Hiroshima and Nagasaki anniversary

    Posted by · August 03, 2017 1:35 PM

    On 6 and 9 August, the world will commemorate the 72nd anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This comes at a moment when a majority of governments around the world are preparing to sign the recently adopted Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

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  • States agree to ban nuclear weapons

    Posted by · July 08, 2017 7:06 AM

    After a decade-long effort by the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), and 72 years after their invention, today states at the United Nations concluded negotiations and formally adopted the new treaty, which categorically prohibits nuclear weapons. Until now, nuclear weapons were the only weapons of mass destruction not yet prohibited despite the widespread catastrophic consequences that would result from any use or accidental detonation of these weapons.

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  • The United Nations prohibits nuclear weapons

    Posted by · July 07, 2017 1:45 PM

    After a decade-long effort by the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), and 72 years after their invention, today states at the United Nations formally adopted a treaty which categorically prohibits nuclear weapons.

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  • About the treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons

    Posted by · July 07, 2017 1:41 PM

    On 7 July 2017, the United Nations adopted a landmark agreement to ban nuclear weapons, known officially as the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Here we answer some frequently asked questions about how the treaty will operate.

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  • Poised to outlaw nuclear weapons

    Posted by · July 06, 2017 1:48 PM

    At the United Nations on Friday, an overwhelming majority of the world’s nations will decide – by acclamation or vote – whether to adopt a treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons.

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  • Ai Weiwei, renowned artist, lends support to ban

    Posted by · June 23, 2017 1:51 PM

    The world-renowned Chinese artist Ai Weiwei sent a message of support this week to delegates involved in the United Nations negotiations on a treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons. “I think this is a very important moment,” he said.

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  • Negotiations resume on nuclear weapon ban

    Posted by · June 16, 2017 1:57 PM

    On 15 June, a majority of the world's governments resumed negotiations at the United Nations on a treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons. Many expressed their hope to conclude the landmark international agreement by 7 July.

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  • March to Ban the Bomb

    Posted by · May 21, 2017 2:03 PM

    Banning nuclear weapons isn't just about conference rooms and documents. The Women's March to Ban the Bomb will happen on Saturday 17 June. 

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  • Draft UN nuclear weapon ban released

    Posted by · May 21, 2017 2:01 PM

    The first draft of the United Nations treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons was released in Geneva, Switzerland, on 22 May. Elayne Whyte Gómez, the Costa Rican ambassador who is presiding over negotiations of the historic accord, presented the text to diplomats and members of civil society, before answering questions from the media.

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  • ICAN's report on the March negotiations

    Posted by · April 19, 2017 2:08 PM

    In the final week of March, representatives from more than 130 governments began work on a United Nations treaty to prohibit the most inhumane and destructive devices ever created: nuclear weapons. A large and diverse team of ICAN campaigners participated actively in the session.

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  • Significant progress so far at UN negotiations

    Posted by · April 01, 2017 2:14 PM

    This week negotiations on a treaty to ban nuclear weapons under international law began in New York. This first negotiation session revealed that the 132 countries participating share a vision for a world without nuclear weapons. And while some disagreement is expected, there was broad agreement among many countries on most elements of the proposed treaty.

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  • Nuclear weapon ban treaty negotiations show significant progress

    Posted by · April 01, 2017 7:31 AM

    This first negotiation session revealed that the more than 132 countries participating share a vision for a world without nuclear weapons. And while some disagreement is expected, there was broad agreement among many countries on most elements of the proposed treaty.

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  • ICAN statements to the negotiating conference

    Posted by · March 31, 2017 2:18 PM

    At the March session of the UN conference to negotiate a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, ICAN delivered four statements as a coalition.

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  • Australian nuclear test survivor speaks at UN

    Posted by · March 28, 2017 2:22 PM

    Kokatha nuclear test survivor, Sue Coleman-Haseldine, addressed more than 120 Governments gathered at the United Nations to negotiate a treaty to prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons from 27-31 March 2017.

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  • UN nuclear weapon ban treaty negotiations begin

    Posted by · March 28, 2017 7:52 AM

    The treaty is being negotiated based on the recognition that the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons use is morally unacceptable and that the weapons themselves represent a clear danger to human security.

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  • Nuclear weapon ban supporters respond to US ambassador

    Posted by · March 28, 2017 7:39 AM

    American Ambassador to the United Nations and other opponents to the effort to ban nuclear weapons held an unusual protest press statement outside the treaty negotiations. In response, Beatrice Fihn, Executive Director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, released the following statement:

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  • Historic UN nuclear ban negotiations begin

    Posted by · March 27, 2017 2:24 PM

    On Monday, negotiations on a treaty to ban nuclear weapons in international law began in New York. The treaty is being negotiated based on the recognition that the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapon use is morally unacceptable and that the weapons themselves represent a significant risk to human security.

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  • ICAN / Religions for Peace Negotiations Handbook

    Posted by · March 05, 2017 5:29 PM

    In March of 2017, Religions for Peace and ICAN produced the Nuclear Ban Treaty Negotiation Handbook. Click here to download it directly. 

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  • Ban Nuclear Weapons 2017

    Posted by · February 16, 2017 3:06 PM

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  • Booklet: Ban nuclear weapons 2017

    Posted by · February 10, 2017 2:26 PM

    Historic negotiations will take place at the United Nations in 2017 on a treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons. This booklet explains the potential impact of the treaty, and how the negotiations have come about.

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  • It is two and a half minutes to midnight

    Posted by · January 29, 2017 2:29 PM

    It is two and a half minutes to midnight. On 26 January, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists moved the Doomsday Clock – a symbol conveying how close we are to the destruction of civilization with dangerous technologies – forward 30 seconds.

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  • Majority of world’s governments are moving to prohibit nuclear weapons

    Posted by · January 18, 2017 8:06 AM

    On Friday 20 January, Donald Trump will be given control over the United States' nuclear arsenal, constituting 6,800 American nuclear weapons, several thousand of which are ready to be launched in minutes.

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  • Voting on UN resolution for nuclear ban treaty

    Posted by · December 23, 2016 2:39 PM

    On 23 December 2016, the UN General Assembly adopted a historic resolution to convene negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. The voting result was 113 nations in favour and 35 against, with 13 abstentions.

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  • UN General Assembly approves historic resolution

    Posted by · December 23, 2016 2:37 PM

    The United Nations General Assembly today approved a historic resolution to launch negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. The vote follows a decision on 27 October by the General Assembly's First Committee – which deals with disarmament and international security matters – to begin work on the new treaty despite fervent opposition from some nuclear-armed nations.

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  • Campaign highlights of 2016

    Posted by · December 14, 2016 2:41 PM

    Here are some highlights of ICAN's campaign work in 2016.

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  • Hibakusha appeal for a nuclear ban treaty

    Posted by · December 08, 2016 2:44 PM

    Sign the petition to join the hibakusha in saying "never again" to nuclear weapons.

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  • Is your bank ready for the ban?

    Posted by · December 07, 2016 2:46 PM

    Eighteen banks are profiled in the Hall of Fame of the Don’t Bank on the Bomb, 2016 edition, strictly prohibiting any investment of any type in any kind of nuclear weapon producing company. Is your bank one of them?

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  • First responders nuclear weapons detonation crisis

    Posted by · December 01, 2016 4:41 PM

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  • Breakdown of L.41 Voting Result

    Posted by · November 08, 2016 2:50 PM

    A breakdown of votes on resolution L.41 at the United Nations.

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  • US pressured NATO states to vote no to a ban

    Posted by · November 01, 2016 2:53 PM

    The United States warned other NATO members that efforts to negotiate a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons or to delegitimise nuclear deterrence "are fundamentally at odds with NATO's basic policies on deterrence".

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  • European Parliament votes in favour of a ban

    Posted by · October 27, 2016 3:10 PM

    Brussels/Strasbourg. European Union’s legislature takes clear stance on upcoming negotiations on international treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons: the EU’s Member States should “support the convening” and “participate substantively” in its negotiation. 

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  • UN votes to outlaw nuclear weapons in 2017

    Posted by · October 27, 2016 2:59 PM

    The United Nations' First Committee adopted a landmark resolution on 27 October to launch negotiations in 2017 on a treaty outlawing nuclear weapons. This historic decision heralds an end to two decades of paralysis in multilateral nuclear disarmament efforts.

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  • Nobel laureates urge nations to support a ban

    Posted by · October 24, 2016 3:13 PM

    Fifteen Nobel Peace Prize laureates and two laureates in other fields call on the First Committee of the UN General Assembly to adopt draft resolution L.41 mandating negotiations on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons.

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  • Over 50 organizations urge Australia to vote yes

    Posted by · October 23, 2016 3:17 PM

    Organisations representing hundreds of thousands of Australians have joined the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons in a call for the Australian government to support a growing global push to prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons.

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  • Faith organizations urge nations to support a ban

    Posted by · October 18, 2016 3:25 PM

    Faith-based organizations have united behind the call to begin negotiations in 2017 on a nuclear-weapon-ban treaty.

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  • Australia's opposition to a nuclear weapon ban

    Posted by · October 18, 2016 3:19 PM

    This report, based on freedom of information research, describes Australia's obstructive role at the recently concluded UN working group on nuclear disarmament in Geneva, which recommended negotiations on a treaty banning nuclear weapons in 2017. Australia argues that US nuclear weapons are vital for its security, and thus it opposes a ban.

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  • Message from ICAN campaigner Setsuko Thurlow

    Posted by · October 17, 2016 3:27 PM

    A message from ICAN campaigner Setsuko Thurlow, a survivor of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, an anti-nuclear activist and a retired social worker.

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  • Do no harm: ban nuclear weapons now

    Posted by · October 16, 2016 3:30 PM

    How can a state that wields weapons of mass destruction – weapons that it has acknowledged have “catastrophic humanitarian consequences” – preach to others about doing no harm?

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  • ICAN briefing to UN press corps on draft resolution to ban nuclear weapons in 2017

    Posted by · October 14, 2016 3:36 PM

    On Thursday, 13 October, a cross-regional group of nations formally submitted a draft resolution to the First Committee of the UN General Assembly to establish a mandate for negotiations in 2017 on a “legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading towards their total elimination”.

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  • ICAN side event at the UN on possible elements for a treaty banning nuclear weapons

    Posted by · October 14, 2016 3:34 PM

    On 14 October, ICAN, together with the permanent missions of Brazil and Guatemala to the UN, held a side event at UN headquarters in New York on the possible elements for a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It also evaluated the potential impact of such a treaty on different states, from those that are nuclear-free to those that possess nuclear weapons or include them in their security doctrines.

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  • The UN should mandate negotiations for a treaty banning nuclear weapons

    Posted by · October 12, 2016 3:41 PM

    ICAN statement delivered to the First Committee of the United Nations in support of the resolution tabled by Mexico, Austria, Ireland, Brazil, Nigeria and South Africa, calling for negotiations to commence in 2017 on a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading towards their total elimination.

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  • International Committee of Red Cross urges nations to act on proposal to ban nuclear weapons

    Posted by · October 12, 2016 3:39 PM

    The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) today urged nations to act on the recommendation of the UN open-ended working group to convene negotiations in 2017 on a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons.

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  • Governments submit draft resolution to commence ban treaty negotiations

    Posted by · September 28, 2016 3:44 PM

    A group of governments have submitted a draft UN General Assembly resolution to start negotiations on a treaty banning nuclear weapons.

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  • Austria announces UN General Assembly resolution to prohibit nuclear weapons in 2017

    Posted by · September 22, 2016 3:47 PM

    Austria’s foreign minister, Sebastian Kurz, announced on Wednesday that his country would join other UN member states in tabling a resolution next month to convene negotiations on a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons in 2017.

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  • Pocket guides: Nuclear Arsenals

    Posted by · May 29, 2016 6:03 PM

  • Pocket guides: Humanitarian impact and risks

    Posted by · May 28, 2016 6:12 PM

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  • Pocket guides: Working with Parliamentarians

    Posted by · May 27, 2016 6:18 PM

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  • Pocket guides: Media

    Posted by · May 26, 2016 6:22 PM

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  • Pocket guides: Common Misconceptions

    Posted by · May 25, 2016 6:33 PM

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  • Pocket guide: mobilizing key constituencies

    Posted by · April 01, 2016 5:57 PM

  • People at risk

    Posted by · September 01, 2015 4:55 PM

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  • Ban Support

    Posted by · September 01, 2015 4:49 PM

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  • Catastrophic Humanitarian Harm

    Posted by · August 22, 2015 7:33 PM

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  • A Pledge to Fill The Legal Gap

    Posted by · February 28, 2015 6:44 PM

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  • Banning Nuclear Weapons: An African Perspective

    Posted by · September 15, 2014 6:48 PM

    This series of essays features African leaders and campaigners with their perspective on Africa’s relationship to nuclear weapons and role in banning them.

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  • Banning Nuclear Weapons: A Pacific Islands Perspective

    Posted by · February 28, 2014 7:06 PM

    This publication explains the impact of nuclear weapons in the Pacific Islands and the role of Pacific Island leaders in banning nuclear weapons.

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  • Unspeakable Suffering: The Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons

    Posted by · February 01, 2013 7:38 PM

    This compilation of essays by leading experts explains the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons: their impact on health, the environment and agriculture, and the economy and development. It considers these impacts within the context of international humanitarian law and through specific case studies.

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  • Nuclear Weapons Spending: A Theft of Public Resources

    Posted by · September 01, 2011 7:41 PM

    An overview of key facts and figures on nuclear weapons spending.

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