International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) is a global campaign coalition working to mobilize people in all countries to inspire, persuade and pressure their governments to initiate negotiations for a treaty banning nuclear weapons. It has 500 partner organizations in 103 countries, and was launched in 2007. www.icanw.org

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… »

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… »

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… »

21.01.2018

Doctors across International Border appeal for immediate dialogue between India and Pakistan to defuse tension

Doctors across International Border appeal for immediate dialogue between India and Pakistan to defuse tension

Indian Doctors for Peace and Development (IDPD) and Pakistan Doctors for Peace and Development (PDPD) have jointly appealed to both the governments of India and Pakistan to immediately initiate dialogue to defuse tension at the border. Several civilians and security personnel have died in firing at the border on both… »

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… »

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… »

26.10.2017

Atomic bomb survivor to jointly accept Nobel Peace Prize on ICAN’s behalf

Atomic bomb survivor to jointly accept Nobel Peace Prize on ICAN’s behalf

An 85-year-old survivor of the 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima will jointly accept this year’s Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). Setsuko Thurlow, who was 13 years old when the United States attacked her city, will receive the award together with ICAN’s… »

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… »

13.10.2017

ICAN criticises Trump’s decision to undermine the JCPOA

ICAN criticises Trump’s decision to undermine the JCPOA

The Joint Comprehensive Programme of Action (JCPOA) is a demonstration of how well diplomacy can work. It is an example of the power of multilateral approaches to nuclear weapons that, by necessity involve a range of actors, including those who do not have nuclear weapons. The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) is a coalition of non-governmental organizations in more… »

06.10.2017

Statement by ICAN on being awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize

Statement by ICAN on being awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize

It is a great honour to have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2017 in recognition of our role in achieving the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. This historic agreement, adopted on 7 July with the backing of 122 nations, offers a powerful, much-needed alternative to a… »

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