Beatrice Fihn

21.09.2017

Groundbreaking steps forward do not start with consensus agreements.

Groundbreaking steps forward do not start with consensus agreements.

Beatrice Fihn, the executive director of ICAN, delivered the following remarks at the signing ceremony for the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in New York on 20 September 2017: Mr Secretary-General, President of the General Assembly, Excellencies, The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons has worked… »

13.09.2017

A nuclear bomb on New York can kill 6 million people in one go. Time to sign the Ban Treaty

A nuclear bomb on New York can kill 6 million people in one go.  Time to sign the Ban Treaty

Last week I had the great pleasure to interview Beatrice Fihn from the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, and towards the end of that interview Beatrice said quite matter-of-factly that no one would ever consider building bridges to Nazism and create a consensus in which… »

07.09.2017

Beatrice Fihn, ICAN: Either you’re OK with mass murdering civilians with nuclear weapons or you’re not. Why would we build bridges to that?

Beatrice Fihn, ICAN: Either you’re OK with mass murdering civilians with nuclear weapons or you’re not. Why would we build bridges to that?

At the “Health Through Peace” conference organised by Medact, the UK affiliate organisation of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, Beatrice Fihn, the Executive Director of ICAN (the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons), was invited to the opening plenary session to speak about… »

22.05.2017

ICAN applauds draft treaty to ban nuclear weapons

ICAN applauds draft treaty to ban nuclear weapons

Confidence the treaty will be completed by July 7 increases ICAN welcomes today’s release of a draft treaty to ban nuclear weapons as an essential milestone in the years-long effort to ban these indiscriminate weapons of mass destruction and an important step towards their eventual elimination. »

01.04.2017

Nuclear weapons ban treaty negotiations show significant progress

Nuclear weapons ban treaty negotiations show significant progress

This week, negotiations on a treaty to ban nuclear weapons in international law began in New York. This first negotiation session revealed that the more than 132 countries participating share a vision for a world without nuclear weapons. And while some disagreement is expected, there was broad agreement among… »

27.03.2017

Over 3,000 scientists support UN nuclear ban negotiations

Over 3,000 scientists support UN nuclear ban negotiations

Delegates from most UN member states are gathering in New York to negotiate a nuclear weapons ban, where they will also receive a letter of support that has been signed by thousands of scientists from around over 80 countries – including 28 Nobel Laureates and a former US Secretary of… »

27.03.2017

Nuclear ban talks – day one…

Nuclear ban talks – day one…

By Ralph Hutchinson, Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance Inside, the nations of the world convened in the General Assembly Hall at the United Nations for the opening session of the conference to negotiate a legally binding ban on nuclear waeapons. In a moment that was as symbolic as it is… »

27.03.2017

Nuclear weapons ban treaty negotiations begin at the United Nations

Nuclear weapons ban treaty negotiations begin at the United Nations

Today, negotiations on a treaty to ban nuclear weapons in international law began in New York. The treaty is being negotiated based on the recognition that the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons use is morally unacceptable and that the weapons themselves represent a significant risk to human security. As the… »

29.09.2016

Governments submit draft resolution to commence ban treaty negotiations

Governments submit draft resolution to commence ban treaty negotiations

A group of governments have submitted a draft UN General Assembly resolution to start negotiations on a treaty banning nuclear weapons. The document was circulated on Wednesday by its lead sponsors Austria, Mexico, South Africa, Ireland, Brazil and Nigeria and follows on from the recommendation of a UN Working… »

21.08.2016

Majority of UN members declare intention to negotiate ban on nuclear weapons in 2017

Majority of UN members declare intention to negotiate ban on nuclear weapons in 2017

United Nations disarmament talks concluded in Geneva on Friday 19th of August with the overwhelming majority of nations signalling their intention to launch negotiations in 2017 for a global ban on nuclear weapons. One hundred and seven nations in Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, Southeast Asia and the Pacific, together… »

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