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  • Barcelona joins ICAN Cities Appeal, calls on government to sign TPNW

    In a meeting with Hiroshima survivor Setsuko Thurlow and a delegation of ICAN campaigners, Mayor Ada Colau of Barcelona announced the passage of a resolution by the city to support the ICAN Cities Appeal and called on the Spanish government to join the TPNW.

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  • Macron proposes European role for French nuclear weapons, won’t meet with Hiroshima Survivor.

    In a speech outlining his vision for France’s nuclear deterrence strategy, President Macron touted the role of nuclear weapons in European security policy and dismissed calls for their global abolition as an ‘ethical debate’ that lacked ‘realism in the strategic context.’ Meanwhile, Elysee has yet to respond to an invitation to meet renowned Hiroshima survivor Setsuko Thurlow, while she is in Paris next week.

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  • New York City Council hears evidence on ICAN City Appeal and divestment initiative

    New Yorkers gathered in numbers at the New York City Council on Tuesday 28 January to give testimony in favour of two pieces of legislation in support of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. NYCAN - New York City-based Partners of ICAN organised a rally in support of Res. 976 and Int. 1621.

    Photo: Noah Diamond

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  • Paraguay ratifies nuclear weapon ban treaty

    On 23 January, Paraguay became the 35th country to ratify the 2017 Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapon. Only 15 further ratifications are now needed to bring this landmark treaty – which places nuclear weapons on the same legal footing as chemical and biological weapons – into force.

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  • Belgian Parliament to vote on ending nuclear weapons

    On Thursday, Belgian MPs will vote on a resolution proposing to remove US nuclear weapons stationed in the country, and join the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

    UPDATE 17/01: Despite a close-run vote, the resolution did not pass (74 against vs 66 in favour).  The close margin indicates how controversial the presence of US nuclear weapons on Belgian territory is to both citizens and the 66 elected representatives that voted in favour of removing those weapons and joining the UN #nuclearban treaty.

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  • What You Need to Know About the Iran Nuclear Deal

    Get up to speed with the recent Iran nuclear deal news here.


    Photo: U.S. State Department

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  • ICAN and ICAN France co-host ICAN Campaign Forum – Paris 2020

    On February 14 and 15, 2020, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear weapons will be hosting an ICAN Campaign Forum in Paris, France. Organised by ICAN and ICAN France, the ICAN Campaign Forum – Paris 2020 will bring together students and ICAN campaigners from around the world to extract lessons from the ICAN’s work in achieving and promoting the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear weapons, and empower participants to get involved in ending nuclear weapons, or take on other challenges facing the world today.

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