International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) is a global campaign coalition working to mobilize people in all countries to inspire, persuade and pressure their governments to initiate negotiations for a treaty banning nuclear weapons. It has 500 partner organizations in 103 countries, and was launched in 2007. www.icanw.org

Resolution supporting the TPNW submitted in US Congress

On Thursday 11 April, US Congresspersons Jim McGovern and Earl Blumenauer introduced a historic resolution, H. Res 302: Embracing the Goals and Provisions of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, the first US House of Representatives resolution that calls…

South Africa: from nuclear armed state to disarmament hero

Today, the only country that went from developing its own nuclear arsenal to dismantling it and being an outspoken advocate against these weapons of mass destruction, took another critical step towards a nuclear-weapons-free-world: in the halls of the UN HQ in New York, South Africa…

US withdrawal from INF Treaty puts Europe (and the world) at risk

The US suspension of and withdrawal from the INF-Treaty is an irresponsible move that opens the path for a new-nuclear arms race and highlights the importance of real multilateral, binding solutions like the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear…

Australian Labor Party commits to join the UN nuclear weapon ban treaty

The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) Australia applauds the Australian Labor Party for committing today to sign and ratify the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. The party is widely expected to win government in 2019.…

Both houses of Swiss Parliament call on government to join the Nuclear Ban Treaty immediately

In a 24 to 15 vote (with 2 abstentions), the Council of States of the Swiss Federal Assembly has joined the National Council today in calling on the Swiss government to sign the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons…

Could Spain be the first NATO State to sign the Nuclear Ban Treaty?

In September 2018, some unexpected good news came out of Spain: in exchange for their support on the 2019 budget, political party Podemos obtained a commitment from the Spanish government to sign the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear…

ICAN at the 2nd World Forum on Urban Violence and Education for Coexistence and Peace

Starting on Monday the 5th of November, a delegation of ICAN activists, including Executive Director Beatrice Fihn will be participating at the 2nd World Forum on Urban Violence and Education for Coexistence and Peace in the Spanish capital, Madrid, convened…

It’s time to sign the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons statement to the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, 26 September 2018, given by Ray Acheson from Reaching Critical Will. I’m speaking today on behalf of the International Campaign to Abolish…

Costa Rica, the 11th country to ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

On the 7th of July, 2018, Costa Rica deposited its instrument of ratification for the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. There are now 11 states parties and 59 signatories. Costa Rica was one of the early champions…

Winds of Change: Spain’s Role Towards a Nuclear-Free World

Beatrice Fihn, Executive Director for ICAN addressed diplomats, students and activists at a lecture organised by Madrid’s Complutense University on Wednesday, 27th of June. Here we publish the full text. Thank you for having me here today and for the…

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