Celebrate the Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty Anniversary with us!

Jan 16, 2023 | News

It has been two years since the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons entered into force, and made nuclear weapons illegal, forever. 

In the lead up to the anniversary on January 22nd, we will be highlighting events coordinated by ICAN Partner Organisations and supporters who are celebrating the progress of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, and rallying support for Australia to join this landmark piece of permanent international law.

We have listed some of these events below.

To add an event to this list please contact australia@icanw.org

Online Event

Sunday January 22nd 2pm AEDT
Challenging Nuclearism: A Humanitarian Approach to Reshape the Global Nuclear Order

Given the heightened threat of the use of nuclear weapons in the Russian-Ukraine conflict, this discussion will explore how the Humanitarian Initiative described in her research “will challenge nuclear states in a way that has until now not been possible” to help build sustainable peace.


Dr Marianne Hanson is Associate professor in International Relations, and Foundation Director of the Rotary Peace Centre at the University of Queensland. She is Co-Chair of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) Australia and a member of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) in Queensland. Dr Hanson has untiringly represented both WILPF and ICAN to local Australian government Councils to build support and advocacy for Australia to sign the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

This event is hosted by Let’s Talk Peace Ballarat and Charter for Compassion Australia as part of the global Martin Luther King 40 Days of Peace.

Send your RSVP here
Contact: lets.talk.peace.ballarat@gmail.com

Queensland – Meanjin / Brisbane 

Sunday January 22nd 1pm-4pm
Brisbane Quakers Friends House  – 10 Hampson St, Kelvin Grove.

Brisbane Peace Community – Celebratory Lunch and Meeting

In 2023 the Brisbane Peace Community will come together to listen and share activity and plans for the coming year.

We will celebrate exactly two years since the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons became international law and hear from Valerie Joy from the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) and others.

This event is hosted by the Independent and Peaceful Australia Network (IPAN) and Just Peace Brisbane.

Annette Brownlie (0431 597 256)
Margid Bryn-Burns (0419 724 651)

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Sunday January 22nd all day!

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