Campaign meeting in Geneva

ICAN will hold a campaign meeting in Geneva, 30 April and 1 May, in connection with the May session of the UN working group

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Around the World, Victim Assistance Comes Up Short

Hanford Journey 2019, Yakama Nation Swan Dancers, photo by Kiliii Yüyan I Columbia Riverkeepers

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

First Committee Foreshadows Disarmament Fights At 2020 NPT Review Conference

First Committee of the UN General Assembly, New York, October 2016.I Credit: Frode Ersfjord

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 want the government to join the TPNW

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.

Part 3 : Hanford’s Dirty Secret- “Ways of Knowing and Radiation Exposure”

Hanford clean up I The Seattle Times

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”