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

01.02.2014

ICAN launches report on Pacific Islands’ support for a global ban on nuclear weapons

ICAN launches report on Pacific Islands’ support for a global ban on nuclear weapons

The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) is encouraging all Pacific Island nations to attend the Second Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons, to be held in Mexico next month, and use this opportunity to share their experiences of the devastating effects of nuclear testing in the… »

15.12.2013

A nuclear threat far greater than Iran

A nuclear threat far greater than Iran

By Dr Ira Helfand for ICAN The world is focused on forging a durable agreement to prevent Iran from developing a single nuclear weapon. While critically important, these efforts ignore a far greater danger: the thousands of weapons that already exist. There are today more than 17,000… »

10.12.2013

Nobel laureate warns two billion at risk from nuclear famine

Nobel laureate warns two billion at risk from nuclear famine

International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), the 1985 Nobel Peace Laureate, and its US affiliate Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) today released a new report concluding that more than two billion people—a quarter of the world’s population—would be at risk of starvation in the event of a… »

21.10.2013

124 states condemn unacceptable effects of nuclear weapons

124 states condemn unacceptable effects of nuclear weapons

“very survival of humanity depends on nuclear weapons never being used” NEW YORK – A joint statement on the humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons was delivered by New Zealand today at the United Nations General Assembly in New York. Expressing deep concern for the catastrophic consequences that any use of… »

11.10.2013

Worlds leading banks invest 314 Billion USD in nuclear weapon producers.

Worlds leading banks invest 314 Billion USD in nuclear weapon producers.

Public pressure mounts to stop investments in these weapons of mass destruction Stockholm, October 10– “Don`t Bank on the Bomb”, is the only report to detail how 298 private and public financial institutions from around the world invest almost 314 billion USD into 27 companies involved in the production, maintenance… »

05.10.2013

Oliver Stone visits Hiroshima and Nagasaki, stresses ideal of nuclear abolition

Oliver Stone visits Hiroshima and Nagasaki, stresses ideal of nuclear abolition

“Harry Truman opened a Pandora’s box 68 years ago when he dropped the bomb here at Nagasaki, and Hiroshima. Pandora’s box means, problems that beset the world are still enormous. We still have 17 thousand plus nuclear weapons in the world.“ Renowned US filmmaker Oliver Stone visited Hiroshima and Nagasaki… »

20.06.2013

Obama speech reaction – nuclear weapon reductions will reduce risks but prohibition treaty urgent

Obama speech reaction – nuclear weapon reductions will reduce risks but prohibition treaty urgent

The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) welcomes President Obama’s announcement in Berlin today calling for a world without nuclear weapons and the readiness to pursue further reductions in the US and Russian nuclear arsenals.  However, the humanitarian consequences of any nuclear weapon use, increasingly the focus of global… »

08.05.2013

Swedish Foreign Minister attacks signatories of Humanitarian Initiative: ”Not serious states”

Swedish Foreign Minister attacks signatories of Humanitarian Initiative: ”Not serious states”

The Swedish Foreign Minister (and former Prime Minister) Carl Bildt has found himself in hot water after his curious comments on a radio show in response to questions over Sweden’s refusal to recognize the humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons at the committee of state parties to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty… »

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