Campaign News

It’s inevitable that Australia signs and ratifies the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Keep your finger on the pulse of the campaign by reading selected campaign news below, joining our email list or following ICAN Australia on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

2019 in review

CAMPAIGN NEWS:Over the last year the precarity of our existence has only become more apparent. The spectre of nuclear war continues to hover just out of sight, while the climate crisis advances unabated. Only powerful civil society movements will stop these twin...

All Aboard! Peace Boat workshop series

Peace Boat is returning to Australia in January 2020 and teaming up with local campaigns to promote peace and catalyse action. A longstanding partner organisation of ICAN, Peace Boat creates a neutral, mobile space and enables people to engage across borders in...

Launch of Quit Nukes: nuclear weapon free finance

CAMPAIGN NEWS:Today we officially launched Quit Nukes - nuclear weapon free finance, a new joint campaign with the Medical Association for Prevention of War. We are advocating for Australian super funds to cut ties with nuclear weapon producers. Polling shows that 69%...

Candidates behind the ban

CAMPAIGN NEWS: Candidates for the 2019 Australian federal election are joining their parliamentary colleagues in declaring support for Australia to sign and ratify the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. If elected, candidates that “pre-pledge” will be...

Australian Labor party commits to joining Nuclear Ban Treaty

CAMPAIGN NEWS: December 18, 2018 The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) applauds the Australian Labor Party for committing to sign and ratify the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons when in government. The policy commitment took place...

Nobel Peace Ride

CAMPAIGN NEWS:In September 2018, ICAN journeyed from Melbourne to Canberra by bicycle, touring our Nobel Peace Prize medal and raising awareness of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Beginning on September 2 in Melbourne, the birthplace of ICAN, we...

Making Waves Speaking Tour

CAMPAIGN NEWS: The Japanese and Australian Governments have not yet signed the new Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, claiming instead to be protected by the nuclear weapons of the United States. In both nations, powerful civil society movements are...

Australian nuclear test survivor speaks at UN

CAMPAIGN NEWS: Kokatha nuclear test survivor, Sue Coleman-Haseldine, addressed more than 120 Governments gathered at the United Nations to negotiate a treaty to prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons from 27-31 March 2017. The Australian Government did not participate...

Australia’s opposition to a nuclear weapon ban

CAMPAIGN NEWS: This report, based on freedom of information research, describes Australia’s obstructive role at the recently concluded UN working group on nuclear disarmament in Geneva, which recommended negotiations on a treaty banning nuclear weapons in 2017....

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.