Highlights from the general debate of the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly, 19 to 25 September, New York
The first draft of the UN treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons was released in Geneva on 22 May. Negotiations will resume in June
The UN negotiations that began in March to outlaw nuclear weapons mark a decisive turning point for the international community.
The United Nations adopted a landmark resolution on 27 October to launch negotiations in 2017 on a treaty outlawing nuclear weapons.
Keep up to date on developments at the United Nations towards the start of negotiations on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons.
ICAN will hold a campaign meeting in Geneva, 30 April and 1 May, in connection with the May session of the UN working group
This hour-long podcast produced by ICAN describes the ongoing threat of nuclear weapons and the growing movement to ban them.
Current assistance programs for victims of nuclear weapons use and testing have provided compensation or other benefits to individuals in about a dozen countries around the world. Article 6 of the 2017 Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) requires states parties to provide assistance – “including medical care, rehabilitation and psychological support as… Continue reading Around the World, Victim Assistance Comes Up Short
In “Schools of Mass Destruction: American Universities in the U.S. Nuclear Weapons Complex,” ICAN details the ways in which roughly 50 American colleges and universities are supplying the scientific, technical and human capital necessary to maintain and expand U.S. weapons of mass destruction
For the last month, the First Committee of the United Nations has met to discuss, debate and vote on resolutions related to disarmament issues. While nuclear-weapon states have attempted to obstruct progress or backtrack on previous commitments, the majority of states continued to push forward a nuclear disarmament agenda. At the upcoming 2020 NPT Review… Continue reading First Committee Foreshadows Disarmament Fights At 2020 NPT Review Conference
84% of Finns support Finland joining the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), according to a poll by Kantar TNS Oy, commissioned by ICAN Finland, a network of ICAN partners based in Finland.
A few months ago, in a two-part blog series, we explored the secret suffering of communities at Hanford – known as the most toxic place in the United States- and the status of cleanup of 56 million gallons of nuclear waste at the Hanford Site. The site has been called “an underground Chernobyl waiting to… Continue reading Part 3 : Hanford’s Dirty Secret- “Ways of Knowing and Radiation Exposure”
Is your financial institution listed in the 2019 Don’t Bank on the Bomb Hall of Fame?
ICAN’s partner Norwegian People’s Aid has launched the 2019 Nuclear Weapons Ban Monitor.
The Nobel Committee’s recognition Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali shows the value of working for peace through working with civil society, within international law, and by international diplomacy.
Over the past two weeks, several of the world’s nuclear weapon states have engaged in shows of nuclear force, deliberate acts that contribute to a dangerous escalation in the nuclear arms race.
On 14-15 February, 2020 the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear weapons will bring together campaigners and students in Paris, France to exchange ideas, skills and experiences on changing the world.