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10.07.2018

Outlaw nuclear weapons and abolish them! Hiroshima Memorial Day in Vienna

Outlaw nuclear weapons and abolish them! Hiroshima Memorial Day in Vienna

On August 6, 1945 the first atomic bomb was dropped over Hiroshima. On 7 July 2017, the UN decided to ban nuclear weapons under international law. On Monday, August 6, 2018, the Vienna Peace Movement organizes the annual event in memory of the victims of the atomic bombings on Hiroshima… »

30.06.2018

On the 50th anniversary of the Non-Proliferation Treaty: An exercise in bad faith

On the 50th anniversary of the Non-Proliferation Treaty: An exercise in bad faith

On July 1, the 1968 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) will turn 50 years old.   In that agreement, five nuclear weapons states—the US, Russia, UK, France, and China—promised, a half a century ago, to make “good faith efforts” to give up their nuclear weapons, while non-nuclear weapons states promised not to… »

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

Campaigners slam US-UK-Russian statement ahead of NPT anniversary

Campaigners slam US-UK-Russian statement ahead of NPT anniversary

The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament has responded to a statement released by the USA, UK and Russia ahead of the 50th anniversary of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) on Sunday. Kate Hudson, CND general secretary, said: “While it is right to mark the anniversary of… »

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… »

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… »

09.06.2018

Belgian banking group to divest from nuclear weapons

Belgian banking group to divest from nuclear weapons

In a raft of new measures in the fields of environmental policy, human rights and arms-related activities, the Belgian banking group KBC announced on Friday the 8th of June that it “will also regard nuclear weapons as controversial weapons. Companies involved in the production or development of… »

06.06.2018

India and Russia are testing nuclear missiles: Where is the global outcry?

India and Russia are testing nuclear missiles: Where is the global outcry?

A new nuclear arms race has begun and it does not revolve around the number of weapons, but on increasing their deadliness. Recent nuclear missile tests by India and Russia show that nuclear-armed states are blatantly flaunting their nuclear power, posturing as tough and responsible “protectors” while in reality they… »

31.05.2018

What Kazakhstan’s Nuclear Legacy Means For CTBTO

What Kazakhstan’s Nuclear Legacy Means For CTBTO

Viewpoint by Marzhan Nurzhan The CTBTO Youth Group (CYG) holds its second international conference in Kazakh capital city Astana from August 28-30, 2018. The author is a CYG member from Kazakhstan, a convener of Abolition 2000 Youth Network and a PNND Coordinator for CIS countries. This article… »

25.05.2018

Deutsche Bank wants out of the nuclear weapons business

Deutsche Bank wants out of the nuclear weapons business

Deutsche Bank wants to end its trade relations with nuclear weapons manufacturers. With a “directive on controversial weapons” published today[1], it responds to criticism from the International Campaign for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), which received the Nobel Peace Prize last year. “The new board of directors is… »

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