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.

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...

Australian faith groups urge action on nuclear weapons ban

CAMPAIGN NEWS:More than 50 faith-based organisations have called for the Australian Government to support and participate in next week’s UN talks on a treaty to ban nuclear weapons. On Monday 27th March, a majority of nations will gather at the UN in New York for the...

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.