22 October 2012: “All states must intensify their efforts to outlaw nuclear weapons and achieve a world free of nuclear weapons.” That was the message delivered by Switzerland on behalf of 34 states in the UN First Committee meeting today. The joint statement, on the “humanitarian dimension of nuclear disarmament”, gathered twice as much support as a similar statement delivered at the NPT Preparatory Committee in Vienna in May 2012 on behalf of 16 states. Read more »
21 August 2012: More than 100 nuclear disarmament campaigners from 25 countries today took part in an ICAN meeting in Hiroshima on 21 August. It was the first ICAN meeting to be held in Japan. The objectives of the meeting included: developing a unified global strategy for the coming year; building the campaign’s presence in Asia; introducing campaigners to new action ideas; and developing the concept of a humanitarian-based approach to nuclear disarmament. Read more »
Demonstration, April 3rd, 2012: The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) staged a street protest at the Future Fund’s headquarters in Melbourne to call on the fund’s new chair David Gonski to stop investing in nuclear weapons companies.
Petition, March, 2012: The Australian Government says at the United Nations that it's committed to achieving a world free from nuclear weapons. However, by investing in nuclear weapons companies, it is undermining that objective and contributing to the build-up of nuclear forces.
Australia, March, 2012: The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) welcomes the Parliament’s adoption this morning of a motion affirming “its support for the goal of a world free of nuclear weapons”. In a show of bipartisan support for the cause of disarmament, the Prime Minister and Opposition leader each spoke in favour of the motion. Read more »