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The United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons is the first global treaty to ban nuclear weapons and all activities related to them. It makes nuclear weapons illegal alongside landmines, cluster munitions, chemical and biological weapons.

ICAN urges all nations to sign and ratify this groundbreaking agreement. Since opening for signature in September 2017, 79 nations have signed and 33 have ratified the treaty. It will enter into force after the 50th ratification, becoming permanent international law.

Australia must sign and ratify the nuclear weapon ban treaty. Join the campaign and be part of the solution.

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The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) is a coalition of non-governmental organisations in more than one hundred countries promoting adherence to and implementation of the treaty.

ICAN was awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize for our work to raise awareness of the devastating humanitarian impacts of nuclear weapons and for our role in achieving the treaty.