Nuclear Ban Treaty

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… »

10.10.2017

Susi Snyder, ICAN: “This is a chance to put the human first!”

Susi Snyder, ICAN: “This is a chance to put the human first!”

During the meeting for the 2017 Golden Doves for peace event, held in Rome on October 10, and now in its XXXIIIrd edition, we had the honour of meeting Susi Snyder, member of the International Steering Board of ICAN, this year’s Nobel Peace Prize winner. We… »

10.10.2017

Nobel Peace Prize 2017: International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN)

Nobel Peace Prize 2017: International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN)

By Richard Falk Finally, the committee in Oslo that picks a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize each year selected in 2017 an awardee that is a true embodiment of the intended legacy of Alfred Nobel when he established the prize more than a century ago. It is also a… »

09.10.2017

Nobel Peace Prize 2017: Law and morality versus violent geopolitics

Nobel Peace Prize 2017: Law and morality versus violent geopolitics

By Richard Falk Professor emeritus of international law at Princeton University and University of California, Santa Barbara, board member of The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation and TFF Associate since 1985 Finally, the committee in Oslo that picks a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize each year selected in 2017… »

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… »

22.09.2017

First US bank annouce public position against nuclear weapons

First US bank annouce public position against nuclear weapons

On Wednesday 20 September, the new Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons officially opened for signature and over 50 countries signed.  The US was not one of the signers, but US advocates for the Treaty have succeeded in making the first US bank annouce that it will not invest… »

21.09.2017

Groundbreaking steps forward do not start with consensus agreements.

Groundbreaking steps forward do not start with consensus agreements.

Beatrice Fihn, the executive director of ICAN, delivered the following remarks at the signing ceremony for the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in New York on 20 September 2017: Mr Secretary-General, President of the General Assembly, Excellencies, The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons has worked… »

19.09.2017

Ban treaty is a “significant forward step” toward elimination of nuclear weapons

Ban treaty is a “significant forward step” toward elimination of nuclear weapons

The following joint statement has been released by International Physicias for the Prevention of Nuclear War, the World Medical Association, the International Council of Nurses, and the World Federation of Public Health Associations. The… »

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