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

July 7, 2019

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.

Check out the Campaigners Guide


What is in this Campaigners’ guide?

This in-depth guide, full of suggestions for actions our campaigners – and anybody who supports the treaty - can take to encourage their country to sign and ratify the treaty. We hope it will empower our incredible campaigners to achieve even more successes, and that it inspires others supporters to take action at a national level as well!

Why launch the Guide on the Treaty’s anniversary?

The TPNW was achieved through the determination and coordinated efforts of campaigners, allies and supporters all around the world.  Over the past two years, ICAN campaigners have kept pushing to promote the Treaty and stigmatise nuclear weapons. And it’s working: the Treaty has already achieved 23 ratifications (and 70 signatures) of the fifty ratifications needed for its entry into force. We’re almost halfway there.

But when it comes to ending nuclear weapons, there’s no such thing as too much support. That is why we are rolling out this guide, to empower anybody who wants to take action to do so!

Check out the Campaigners Guide

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  • aiweiwei

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

    Ai Weiwei Artist and activist

  • sheen

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

    Martin Sheen Actor and activist

  • bankimoon

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

    Ban Ki-moon Former UN chief

  • yokoono

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

    Yoko Ono Artist

  • jodywilliams

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

    Jody Williams Nobel laureate

  • desmondtutu

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

    Desmond Tutu Nobel laureate

  • 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