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.

Interfaith roundtable on nuclear disarmament

CAMPAIGN NEWS:This week in Sydney, ICAN and the Uniting Church in Australia hosted an interfaith roundtable meeting on nuclear disarmament and the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. The meeting was called to discuss the role faith-based communities can...

All Aboard! Peace Boat’s Australian tour

CAMPAIGN NEWS: Peace Boat’s 103rd Voyage spent nearly three weeks crossing Australia’s waters, from Fremantle in the west to the final port of Brisbane, departing on January 28, 2020. During this period Peace Boat collaborated with the International Campaign to...

Doomsday Clock: 100 seconds to midnight

CAMPAIGN NEWS:ICAN Australia notes with deep concern that the Doomsday Clock has been set at 100 seconds to midnight for 2020 – closer to apocalypse than ever. The 2020 Doomsday Clock Statement highlights that the two simultaneous existential dangers to humanity -...

US-Iran tensions: Australia must reject nuclear weapons

CAMPAIGN NEWS: Open threats to use and develop nuclear weapons have again hit the headlines this week. As tensions escalate, so does the risk of nuclear conflict. As a state party to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and the South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone Treaty,...

2019 in review

CAMPAIGN NEWS:Over the last year the precariousness 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...

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.