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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.
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The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons was awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of our work “to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons” and our “ground-breaking efforts to achieve a treaty-based prohibition of such weapons”.
B-52 aircraft in Australia should not be nuclear-capable
CAMPAIGN NEWS: In November 2022 the ABC reported on the Australian Government's planned deployment of up to six US nuclear-capable B-52 aircraft at RAAF Base Tindal in the Northern Territory. ICAN Australia is deeply concerned that the aircraft may carry nuclear...
Australia’s Reassessment of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
CAMPAIGN NEWS:At the United Nations last month, Australia formally ended five years of opposition to the 2017 Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Rather than voting against an annual UN General Assembly resolution urging countries to join the landmark treaty...
Media Release: Australia must make its own decision on nuclear weapons treaty
CAMPAIGN NEWS: US Embassy officials in Canberra have warned Australia against signing and ratifying the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, saying it would be inconsistent with Australia’s policy of nuclear deterrence. ICAN Australia Director Gem Romuld...