Beatrice Fihn

08.11.2018

ICAN launches its new Cities Appeal in support of the Nuclear Ban Treaty in Madrid

ICAN launches its new Cities Appeal in support of the Nuclear Ban Treaty in Madrid

During the 2nd World Forum on Urban Violence and Education for Coexistence and Peace that took place between the 5th and 8th of November, 2018, in the Spanish capital, Madrid, ICAN launched its new appeal “ICAN Save My City” calling on cities to take steps to support the… »

05.11.2018

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

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 by Mayor Manuela Carmena.  ICAN (The International Campaign to Abolish… »

24.07.2018

Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

The municipal plenary of Santiago de Compostela urges the Government of Spain to ratify the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. As was previously the case with cluster bombs and landmines, the process to ban nuclear weapons has begun. The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons… »

04.07.2018

Interviews with ICAN on their visit to Madrid to promote the Ban Treaty

Interviews with ICAN on their visit to Madrid to promote the Ban Treaty

Last week, Beatrice Fihn, Executive Director of ICAN, and Carlos Umaña, ICAN coordinator from Costa Rica, came to Madrid at the invitation of Spanish MPs and anti-nuclear activists and organisations to support efforts to promote the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.  The inviting organisations included World without Wars… »

29.06.2018

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

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 invitation to address you on such an important discussion about… »

29.06.2018

Spain: Why would a country that has banned biological and chemical weapons not ban nuclear weapons?

Spain: Why would a country that has banned biological and chemical weapons not ban nuclear weapons?

This was the question posed this week in Madrid by Beatrice Fihn, Executive Director of ICAN to parliamentarians, mayors, international diplomats, students and activists from a range of civil society organisations during a packed two days of activities in the Spanish capital to increase support for the Treaty on the… »

23.06.2018

Political figures support Beatrice Fihn of ICAN – Nobel Peace Prize 2017

Political figures support Beatrice Fihn of ICAN – Nobel Peace Prize 2017

Dozens of elected officials from various political groups have signed a document in support of ICAN’s campaign to promote the entry into force of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. The executive director of ICAN, Beatrice Fihn, who will visit Madrid from 26 to 28 June, will… »

12.06.2018

ICAN Singapore Summit Response Press Release

ICAN Singapore Summit Response Press Release

As Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump signed an “agreement” in Singapore today, ICAN welcomes the diplomatic efforts but warns that only a process based in international law and existing treaty frameworks will achieve nuclear disarmament and fully denuclearise the Korean Peninsula. ICAN’s Executive Director Beatrice Fihn said, “Trump just pulled… »

26.03.2018

Ban treaty attracts new adherents

Ban treaty attracts new adherents

The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), signed in September 2017, is attracting new adherents. The Treaty was adopted by 122 states to a standing ovation at the UN General Assembly. With Palestine joining the Treaty on 22 March, six UN member states and permanent observers have now… »

07.03.2018

329 financial institutions shamed for assisting nuclear weapon production

329 financial institutions shamed for assisting nuclear weapon production

Today marked the release by PAX, the Dutch peace organisation, of their annual Don’t Bank on the Bomb report.  This year’s report is more relevant than ever given last year’s historic agreement by 122 countries on the text of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear… »

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