ICAN addresses ECOWAS


May 24, 2019

This week, ICAN campaigners from Nigeria, Ghana and Togo will be addressing the ECOWAS Parliament about West African leadership in achieving a world without nuclear weapons, through the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW).  ECOWAS is the regional economic union of fifteen West African Countries.

The statement

"The ECOWAS Parliament, in particular, has a central role to play in encouraging its member-states to take a step to rid the world of Nuclear Weapons and their devastating effects by joining the TPNW.

[...] By ratifying the treaty, African nations and for that matter West Africa can choose their own destiny and make history on the side of reason and humanity."

Read the full statement here >

The team

This week, our brilliant team on the ground are Kolade and Benjamin from Nigeria, Theodora from Ghana and Etudo from Togo. As ICAN partners in their country, they are actively involved in promoting the TPNW nationally and in the region.


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