At the ICAN Act on It Forum in Oslo, experts, campaigners and friends from all around the world have come together for the past two days to learn and exchange more about the arguments and tools that we can use to advocate for nuclear disarmament and the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in nuclear-weapons-complicit states.
"It is really inspiring to be with other people who are in support of the same cause as you are here for. To see people of different social backgrounds, experts who have knowledge, and people who can give you the support you need as a #nuclearban advocate."— ICAN (@nuclearban) March 13, 2023
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While the risk of nuclear war the highest it has been in decades, the global movement against nuclear weapons is also strong, organised and loud. States, cities, parliamentarians, civil society, survivors and people everywhere are being heard: nuclear weapons must be eliminated. Through the ICAN Act on It Forum, co-hosts ICAN and ICAN Norway are providing the space for people from around the world to come together and build on each other's work.
The two day forum, which took place at Sentralen in Oslo, Norway on the 9th and 10th of March 2023, was filled with workshops, speakers, panels and powerful discussions on how to abolish nuclear weapons, and addressing ways to get the nuclear-complicit states to join the treaty.
Nuclear-weapon-complicit states may not have their own nuclear weapons, but they are enablers of the status quo by pretending to be in favour of nuclear disarmament while also actively supporting nuclear weapons in their national security policies and they are doing little to support the disarmament movement. At the ICAN Act on it Forum, the powerful global movement has come together to discuss tactics to shift these outdated positions.
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