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Nine heads of state have the ability to launch more than 12,500 nuclear weapons between them, threatening all life on this planet.
To address this existential peril, a global majority of nations have negotiated a treaty to finally outlaw nuclear weapons. The 2017 United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons is the circuit breaker to the nuclear status quo. It is our best chance against our worst weapon.
STATUS OF THE NUCLEAR WEAPON BAN TREATY:
The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons was awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of our work "to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons" and our "ground-breaking efforts to achieve a treaty-based prohibition of such weapons".
CAMPAIGN NEWS:The Second Meeting of States Parties to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons took place at the United Nations in New York from 27 November to 1 December 2023. 94 countries and over 700 civil society delegates participated. The Australian...
CAMPAIGN NEWS:MEDIA RELEASE: Independents pressure Australia on nuclear ban treaty ahead of UN meeting November 24th, 2023 11 independent parliamentarians have issued a public call on the Prime Minister to keep Labor’s promise to sign and ratify the UN Treaty on the...
CAMPAIGN NEWS:STATEMENT: ICAN Australia calls for immediate humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza November 2nd, 2023 ICAN Australia supports the urgent calls of the United Nations and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement for a humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza...