Join us in Vienna: ICAN Civil Society Forum

April 29, 2014

Today the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced the dates for the 3rd international conference on the humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons which will take place on 8 – 9 December 2014 in Vienna. The resonance of the humanitarian initiative is reaching fever pitch and ICAN believes that this conference will be the prime opportunity for governments, international organisations and civil society to start work towards a new legal instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, as was envisioned by the Chair’s Summary at the Nayarit Conference.

To capitalise on the momentum and to energise, educate and demonstrate the unity of civil society, ICAN will host a large scale Civil Society Forum in Vienna on 6 – 7 December 2014, immediately before the Vienna Conference.

The power of civil society in creating the conditions for political breakthroughs must not be underestimated, and now more than ever, it’s time to show the unity of NGOs, international organisations and other coalitions in favour of banning nuclear weapons.

Let’s show our governments that now is the time to ban nuclear weapons.

See you in Vienna! 

  • aiweiwei

    “Let’s act up! Ban nuclear weapons completely and unconditionally.”

    Ai Weiwei Artist and activist

  • sheen

    “If Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr were alive today, they would be part of ICAN.”

    Martin Sheen Actor and activist

  • bankimoon

    “I salute ICAN for working with such commitment and creativity.”

    Ban Ki-moon Former UN chief

  • yokoono

    “We can do it together. With your help, our voice will be made still stronger. Imagine peace.”

    Yoko Ono Artist

  • jodywilliams

    “Governments say a nuclear weapons ban is unlikely. Don’t believe it. They said the same about a mine ban treaty.”

    Jody Williams Nobel laureate

  • desmondtutu

    “With your support, we can take ICAN its full distance – all the way to zero nuclear weapons.”

    Desmond Tutu Nobel laureate

  • herbiehancock

    “Because I cannot tolerate these appalling weapons, I whole-heartedly support ICAN.”

    Herbie Hancock Jazz musician

  • dalailama

    “I can imagine a world without nuclear weapons, and I support ICAN.”

    Dalai Lama Nobel laureate