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13.01.2018

Alarming changes to the US nuclear posture

Alarming changes to the US nuclear posture

On the order of President Trump, the US Department of Defense is currently concluding a sweeping review of the United States’ nuclear policy – a “nuclear posture review” ­– expected to be released at the end of this month. But already now, the text has leaked and shows that the… »

16.12.2017

ICAN in Oslo

ICAN in Oslo

Last weekend, ICAN were in Oslo to collect their Nobel Peace Prize.  Ralf Schlesener took photos for Pressenza and ICAN at events and behind the scenes at the various activities that took place.  We present a selection of his work here. More of Ralf’s photos can be found… »

10.12.2017

Nobel lecture: Nuclear weapons signify not a country’s elevation to greatness, but its descent to the darkest depths of depravity

Nobel lecture: Nuclear weapons signify not a country’s elevation to greatness, but its descent to the darkest depths of depravity

Today, Sunday, 10th of December, 2017, ICAN received the Nobel Peace Prize for their work in securing a treaty on the prohibition of nuclear weapons.  Setsuko Thurlow, survivor of the Hiroshima bomb on the 6th of August 1945 gave half of the Nobel Lecture, recounting the horrifying… »

10.12.2017

Nobel Lecture: We must reclaim the freedom to not live our lives as hostages to imminent annihilation

Nobel Lecture: We must reclaim the freedom to not live our lives as hostages to imminent annihilation

Today, Sunday, 10th of December, 2017, ICAN received the Nobel Peace Prize for their work in securing a treaty on the prohibition of nuclear weapons.  Beatrice Fihn, executive director of the network gave half of the Nobel Lecture. Your Majesties, Members of the Norwegian Nobel Committee,… »

09.12.2017

Three more countries sign the Nuclear Ban Treaty

Three more countries sign the Nuclear Ban Treaty

Yesterday, Friday 8th of December, three more countries formally signed the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in a ceremony at the UN in New York. Jamaica, St Vincent and the Grenadines, and Namibia join 53 other countries as signatories.  Three countries have ratified the Treaty and deposited their… »

06.12.2017

If you love this planet

If you love this planet

As a 13-year-old schoolgirl in 1945, Setsuko Thurlow survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. A beautifully animated short film, If You Love This Planet brings to life Hiroshima survivor Setsuko Thurlow’s passionate call to action, on the day that the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons was adopted at… »

01.12.2017

Nuclear weapons states to boycott Nobel Peace Prize ceremony

Nuclear weapons states to boycott Nobel Peace Prize ceremony

AFP have reported that ambassadors of nuclear weapons states, with the exception of Russia and Israel, will boycott the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony, due to take place in Oslo, Norway, on the 10th of December in which ICAN (the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons) will formally… »

02.11.2017

International Humanist Party calls on all States to sign and ratify the new UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

International Humanist Party calls on all States to sign and ratify the new UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Nuclear weapons are one of the greatest threats to the future of humanity. The nuclear powers possess the capacity to eliminate all life on Earth, and they continue to spend enormous amounts of money on improving these weapons. For as long as there are nuclear weapons at hand, we live… »

26.10.2017

Italy’s parliamentarians spearhead efforts to ratify ban treaty

Italy’s parliamentarians spearhead efforts to ratify ban treaty

More than 200 Members of Parliament from most Italian parties have signed the ICAN parliamentary pledge and thereby committed themselves “to work for the signature and ratification” of the nuclear ban by the Italian Government. Italy is now well-positioned to advance the conversation on the Treaty on… »

16.10.2017

Interview with Tim Wright at the Humanitarian Disarmament Forum

Interview with Tim Wright at the Humanitarian Disarmament Forum

Interview with Tim, Asia-Pacific Director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), which won the Nobel Peace Prize for 2017, recorded at the Humanitarian Disarmament Campaign Forum in NYC on October 14, 2017  @nuclearban @TimMilesWright… »

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