International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

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

23.02.2016

All states are legally required to pursue negotiations “in good faith” for nuclear disarmament

All states are legally required to pursue negotiations “in good faith” for nuclear disarmament

As meetings continue at the Open-Ended Working Group in Geneva, Switzerland which has convened to advance in measures for nuclear disarmament, civil society organisations and campaigns have the chance to contribute.  ICAN (the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons), of which Pressenza is a member, today gave the following statement… »

22.02.2016

Stigmatize and prohibit: New UN talks on nuclear weapons start today

Stigmatize and prohibit: New UN talks on nuclear weapons start today

When North Korea tested a nuclear weapon in January, condemnation from all around the world flowed within minutes. A week later, the United States carried out a mock nuclear weapons test of a new type of “more usable” warhead in the Nevada desert. Aside… »

18.02.2016

TEDx, Can we prevent nuclear war?

TEDx, Can we prevent nuclear war?

ICAN, February 1, 2016 Dr Ira Helfand, a co-president of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War and member of ICAN’s international steering group, explains the grave threat posed by nuclear weapons in today’s world, and our moral obligation to work together to achieve complete nuclear disarmament. He highlights… »

27.01.2016

Doomsday Clock: nuclear arsenals more dangerous now than during the Cold War

Doomsday Clock: nuclear arsenals more dangerous now than during the Cold War

Today, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists kept the “Doomsday clock” at three minutes to midnight, the closest it has been since the height of the Cold War in 1983. Despite the successful Paris Agreement on Climate, the current nuclear arsenals and their modernisation programmes increase the risk of nuclear war. The… »

19.01.2016

Podcast: The new movement to ban nuclear weapons

Podcast: The new movement to ban nuclear weapons

Fifteen thousand, eight hundred nuclear weapons spread across 14 nations. One thousand, eight hundred ready to be launched within minutes of a warning. This is not the cold war, but the present reality – the daily existential threat with which we have learned to live. This podcast describes what has… »

06.01.2016

North Korea nuclear test: Civil society warns of new nuclear arms race

North Korea nuclear test: Civil society warns of new nuclear arms race

The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) strongly condemns the nuclear test announced by North Korea on 6 January. DPRK justified the alleged hydrogen bomb test as a way to protect their country from a potential attack by the US. The test by DPRK fuels the misguided… »

09.11.2015

Negotiating nuclear weapons: A Silent Battle of Power

Negotiating nuclear weapons: A Silent Battle of Power

The United Nations General Assembly adopts countless resolutions on nuclear weapons, every year. But this year something was different. At the UN headquarters in New York, a significant battle over nuclear weapons took place. Taking the form of competing resolutions, bargaining over statements, securing co-sponsorships, tense meetings in back rooms,… »

16.10.2015

UN General Assembly debates nuclear disarmament

UN General Assembly debates nuclear disarmament

The general debate of the UN General Assembly’s First Committee began last week and will continue until the end of this week. Many governments have already made strong calls for a treaty banning nuclear weapons. Below are some of the highlights so far. Botswana “… this is the time to… »

21.09.2015

Call for Nuclear Abolition on Peace March in Togo

Call for Nuclear Abolition on Peace March in Togo

Today in Lomé, capital of the West African country of Togo, a Peace March took place as part of the Nuclear Abolition Week, organised by activists from ICAN, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. Photos by Visions Solidaires/ICAN Togo… »

27.05.2015

NPT Review Conference – Giving them short shrift

NPT Review Conference – Giving them short shrift

Eighty percent of the United Nations membership is trying to be heard. The 2015 NPT Review Conference did not heed their call. Nine nations have developed nuclear weapons, 16,000 warheads all told. It would be naive to believe nothing could ever go wrong – these are man-made systems, spread out in hundreds… »

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