THE NUCLEAR WEAPON BAN IS NOW IN FORCE, BUT AUSTRALIA IS MISSING IN ACTION >>>

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Nine heads of state have the ability to launch more than 13,000 nuclear weapons between them, threatening all life on this planet.

 

To address this existential peril, a global majority of nations have negotiated a treaty to finally outlaw nuclear weapons. The 2017 United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons is the circuit breaker to the nuclear status quo. It is our best chance against our worst weapon.

 

For our role in achieving the treaty, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons was awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize.

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FAQ: Nuclear weapons and Russia

CAMPAIGN NEWS: The invasion of Ukraine by Russia, and Putin's subsequent decision to put nuclear weapons on a higher alert alert level, demonstrate the urgency to rid the world of these weapons of mass destruction. Security does not come from nuclear deterrence, a...

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Russia threatens to use nuclear weapons

CAMPAIGN NEWS: ICAN Australia Statement   The world has moved closer to a nuclear catastrophe with the order by Russian President Vladimir Putin to put Russia’s nuclear arsenal on combat readiness amidst his country’s illegal invasion of Ukraine. We strongly...

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Statement on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

CAMPAIGN NEWS:   ICAN Australia strongly condemns the Russian invasion of Ukraine and Putin’s threat to use nuclear weapons. A war of aggression is never acceptable or lawful. Wars have terrible, long-lasting impacts for civilians. Potential escalation to nuclear...

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WHO BACKS THE BAN?

AUSTRALIAN LOCAL GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION’S NATIONAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY

THE AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY HAS COMMITTED TO SIGN AND RATIFY THE TREATY IN GOVERNMENT

HUNDREDS OF AUSTRALIAN PARLIAMENTARIANS

THE GLOBAL RED CROSS RED CRESCENT MOVEMENT

THE AUSTRALIAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION

THE AUSTRALIAN COUNCIL OF TRADE UNIONS AND 20+ UNIONS

AUSTRALIAN CATHOLIC BISHOPS’ CONFERENCE, OFFICE OF SOCIAL JUSTICE

INTERNATIONAL LAWYERS

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