International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN)

The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) is a coalition of more than 400 non-governmental organisations in 95 countries. We are calling on governments to launch negotiations on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons, which would place them on the same legal footing as chemical and biological weapons and help pave the way to their complete elimination.

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Friday, March 09, 2018
ICAN Statement on President Trump's N. Korea Announcement
"ICAN commends South Korea’s leadership in achieving historic dialogue between the US and North Korea, which is the only pathway to nuclear disarmament in the face of fire and fury," said Beatrice Fihn, Executive Director of ICAN. "We urge both North Korea and the United States to join the majority...
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Wednesday, March 07, 2018
Massive $81 Billion Increase in Investment in Nuclear Weapons to Fuel Posturing
Nobel Peace Prize Laureate ICAN (International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons) and PAX today released the 2018 ‘Don’t Bank on the Bomb’ Report, which found a massive increase of USD 81 billion in new investment in 2017 compared to 2016. The report shows 20 companies in particular stand to...
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Thursday, March 01, 2018
Statement on Putin's Cool Nukes Comment from ICAN
"Putin's statement makes it clear we are in a new arms race that will put us under the terror of a new Cold War, in constant fear of death at any instant. While Russia and the US compare the size of their arsenals, the rest of the world is joining a treaty that bans them." - Beatrice Fihn,...
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Friday, February 16, 2018
Statement on Munich Security Conference from ICAN
“Unpredictability is the theme we are hearing at the Munich Security Conference and a lack of leadership on nuclear weapons is a recipe for disaster. The only policy that increases security is the prohibition and elimination of nuclear weapons.” - Beatrice Fihn, Executive Director of ICAN
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Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Statement on State of the Union from ICAN
"President Trump promotes security based on fear and luck which is both dangerous and reckless. This is not 'Peace through strength,' but instability through terror. The policy has failed to stop proliferation and nearly led to nuclear war through error multiple times. A new security policy with...
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Friday, January 26, 2018
Statement on Trump Davos Speech from ICAN
“Donald Trump just said we have to de-nuke North Korea. Rather than trying to threaten them with more nukes and make it more likely to use them, the best way he can make sure North Korea does not have nuclear weapons is to join the Treaty to ban those weapons. That is how the majority of the world...
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Thursday, January 25, 2018
Statement on Doomsday Clock Losing 30 Seconds from ICAN
“The actions and policies of the nuclear-armed states are winding the Doomsday Clock towards midnight . We have been lucky to avoid conflict through intentional or accidental means, but recent posturing and the false alarms in Hawaii and Japan show our luck is about to run out if we don’t move...
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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
ICAN Response to Pentagon Broadening "Extreme Circumstances" for Use of Nukes
Statement from Beatrice Fihn, Executive Director of ICAN: "These new leaks from the Pentagon show they are trying to make it easier for Donald Trump to use nuclear weapons. Does anybody seriously think it was not easy enough already? There is something seriously wrong with an administration who...
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Friday, January 12, 2018
ICAN Statement on US Nuclear Posture Review
Statement from Beatrice Fihn, Executive Director of ICAN: "The US already has the nuclear ability to destroy the world many times over. The idea that they need more and not less nuclear weapons would be laughable if it wasn't so dangerous. The rest of the world is moving towards a total ban of...
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Friday, October 06, 2017
Nobel Peace Prize 2017
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 world in...
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