7 September: Nobel Prize-winning doctors initiate ICAN
International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War – winner of the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize – adopts ICAN as a top priority at its world congress in Helsinki, Finland. Affiliate organizations commit to launching the campaign in 2007.
November: First ICAN office established in Melbourne
ICAN sets up its first office – in Melbourne, Australia – with experienced disarmament campaigner Felicity Hill as the coordinator. Tilman Ruff, a public health physician at the University of Melbourne, chairs the board of management.