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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.

Labor Policy and the TPNW

BACKGROUND: ADOPTED 2018 and REAFFIRMED 2021:   "Labor: Congratulates the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons on its work in returning to global prominence the cause of nuclear disarmament; Acknowledges the value of the Treaty on the Prohibition of...

How we celebrated

CAMPAIGN NEWS: Across Australia, the birthplace of ICAN, the entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons was celebrated loudly along with a clear call for the federal government to sign and ratify without delay. Worldwide, more than 150...

Nuclear weapons are illegal

CAMPAIGN NEWS: THE UN TREATY ON THE PROHIBITION OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS IS NOW IN FORCE.   It is the first treaty to comprehensively ban nuclear weapons and provide a pathway for all nations to outlaw and eliminate nuclear weapons. It is a crucial piece of...

Celebrating entry-into-force

CAMPAIGN NEWS: The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons enters into force on Friday the 22nd of January, 2021. Around the world, our movement will celebrate this historic achievement and raise the pressure for all nations to sign and ratify the treaty. In...

For the record…

NEW RESOURCE: The Australian Government's position on the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) is set out in one paragraph on the website of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (accessed here in November 2020): What is Australia's view of the...

Take action: Biden and the ban

CAMPAIGN NEWS: Two major upcoming events present new opportunities for action: a Biden Presidency and the entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Use this tool to send a quick message to your federal representatives urging them to...

How Australia celebrated the 50th ratification

CAMPAIGN NEWS: On the 24th of October 2020 the world received the news that Honduras formally ratified the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, a day after Jamaica and Nauru submitted their ratifications. Honduras became the 50th state party, triggering the...

Setsuko Thurlow on the 50th ratification

CAMPAIGN NEWS:Below is the speech that Hiroshima survivor and nuclear abolition campaigner, Setsuko Thurlow, delivered after the 50th ratification of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on the 24th of October, 2020.   The Treaty on the Prohibition of...

The Treaty hits 50 ratifications!

CAMPAIGN NEWS:History was made today as the number of countries ratifying the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons reached 50. Honduras ratified the treaty overnight bringing the world a step closer to the abolition of nuclear weapons. Just a day ago, on...

Malaysia is #46!

CAMPAIGN NEWS: Malaysia has become the 46th nation to ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Its minister of foreign affairs, Hishammuddin Hussein, signed the instrument of ratification for the landmark disarmament treaty at a ceremony in the...