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.
On July 7th, 2017 the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) was adopted by the UN. In the year since, we’ve made great progress towards entry into force and the stigmatisation of nuclear weapons. But there is still work to be done.
Last Year, ICAN kickstarted a fund with the Nobel Peace Prize prize-money and generous contributions from donors, to support initiatives that push towards the entry into force of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Today, we proudly announce four new projects in collaboration with ICAN-partners from Africa, Latin America and the Asia-Pacific Region.
In May 2014 all the national affiliates of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) adopted a resolution calling for “urgent negotiations on a treaty banning the use, manufacture, stockpiling and possession of nuclear weapons as a first step towards their complete elimination” at their 3rd World Congress in Berlin. On 8-9 December 2014, Austria will… Continue reading Reach out to your national trade union confederation!
Organising a round table is one of the best ways to raise awareness of the catastrophic humanitarian harm caused by nuclear weapons and garner support for a new ban treaty. Few activities are as effective as an interactive face-to-face discussion in which the participants are given an opportunity to state their views and express their… Continue reading Organise a nuclear ban round table!
In November 2013 the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement adopted a four-year action plan towards the prohibition and elimination of nuclear weapons at their Council of Delegates meeting in Sydney, Australia. The action plan follows up on a historic resolution adopted by the Movement in 2011, in which it appealed “to all states […] to… Continue reading Reach out to the Red Cross/Crescent!
Aim: to use art to engage members of the public in discussions about how to achieve a nuclear weapons ban Bombs No More is an ICAN action that is capturing the imagination of people of all ages. This citizen disarmament initiative provides people with the opportunity to transform a nuclear bomb image into something peaceful.… Continue reading Hold a Bombs No More action
Aim: to persuade your bank, pension fund or insurance company to divest from nuclear weapons producers
Aim: to persuade your local mayor and other council officials to join in efforts to achieve a global ban on nuclear weapons
Aim: to make a newspaper editor think that your opinion article about a treaty banning nuclear weapons is worth publishing