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06.08.2018

City of Hiroshima peace declaration

City of Hiroshima peace declaration

Today marks the 73rd anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, which with the bombing of Nagasaki 3 days later, caused the immediate deaths of over 200,000 people, and the subsequent deaths of tens of thousands more.  Every year, the City of Hiroshima commemorates the victims and calls for peace and… »

25.07.2018

Strategy and Conscience: Subverting Elite Power So We End Human Violence

Strategy and Conscience: Subverting Elite Power So We End Human Violence

Given the overwhelming evidence that activist efforts are failing to halt the accelerating rush to extinction precipitated and maintained by dysfunctional human behavior, it is worth reflecting on why this is happening. Of course, you might say that the rush to extinction is being slowed. But is… »

06.07.2018

Costa Rica, the 11th country to ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Costa Rica, the 11th country to ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

On the 7th of July, 2018, Costa Rica deposited its instrument of ratification for the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. There are now 11 states parties and 59 signatories. Costa Rica was one of the early champions of the treaty, and its Geneva-based ambassador, Elayne Whyte Gómez,… »

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… »

26.06.2018

Why Spain could and should Ban the Bomb

Why Spain could and should Ban the Bomb

This week ICAN Executive Director Beatrice Fihn visits Spain to promote the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, with meetings planned with Spanish members of parliament at a national and regional level who have signed the Parliamentary Pledge in support of the treaty.  Further events include… »

22.06.2018

ICAN Italy coordination body established

ICAN Italy coordination body established

In a meeting held at the International Women’s House, Rome at the invitation of WILPF Italy, the ICAN Italy coordination body was established with the text below. The coordination body has been equipped with an e-mail list and is setting up a website that will report on all Italian initiatives… »

09.06.2018

Dominican Republic becomes the 59th country to sign the Nuclear Ban Treaty

Dominican Republic becomes the 59th country to sign the Nuclear Ban Treaty

In a tweet on the twitter feed of the Dominican Republic Foreign Ministry it was reported that the Foreign Minister Miguel Vargas signed the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons at the United Nations in New York on Thursday the 7th of June. VIDEO… »

01.05.2018

Physician leaders urge states to sign nuclear weapons treaty

Physician leaders urge states to sign nuclear weapons treaty

Deep concern about nuclear armed states who have decided to modernise their nuclear weapons and retain them indefinitely, has been expressed by the World Medical Association. At their Council meeting in Riga, Latvia, delegates from the WMA called for the elimination of nuclear weapons worldwide and urged all states to promptly sign and implement… »

21.04.2018

Strong Plea for Early Entry into Force of Nuclear Ban Treaty

Strong Plea for Early Entry into Force of Nuclear Ban Treaty

By Jamshed Baruah GENEVA (IDN) – On the eve of a crucial international conference, an eminent Buddhist organization advocating a nuclear-weapon-free world for over six decades, has called for the signing, ratification and early entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) adopted by… »

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