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Appeal from Hiroshima students

On the 65th anniversaries of the US atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, ICAN launched an urgent appeal to leaders to ban nuclear weapons


Ban Ki-moon’s message to ICAN

In June 2010, ICAN held its first global day of action for a ban on nuclear weapons. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon sent us this message of support


Why do we need them?

This short animation from ICAN in the United Kingdom highlights the uselessness of nuclear weapons in addressing any of today’s real security challenges



  • 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