Vale Anne Kantor AO

Sep 19, 2022 | News

Anne Kantor AO

20 Sep 1935 – 14 Sep 2022


ICAN Australia honours the huge heart, compassion, generosity and humility of Anne Kantor’s life and work.

Anne and her extended family have been and continue to be friends, fellow travellers, wise counsellors and vital supporters of ICAN since its very beginnings in Melbourne in 2006.

Their vision, generosity and belief in our work was instrumental to us being able to launch a global campaign coalition that became the main civil society partner for the governments that negotiated the historic Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in 2017, the first international treaty to ban these worst of all weapons of mass destruction. It was for our contribution to this treaty that ICAN became the first Australian-born Nobel Peace Prize laureate.

We are glad that till the end she could be at home with Eve and Mark, enveloped by love and family. With gratitude, admiration and determination we honour Anne’s magnificent legacy and express our deep condolences to Anne’s family and loved ones.

ICAN Australia will miss and remember Anne. We will honour her memory and life in the best way we can, by continuing our efforts to rid the world of nuclear weapons.

Image: Mark Wootton, Anne (holding ICAN’s Nobel Peace Prize medal), Milan and Eve Kantor at Government House Melbourne, 19 July 2018. Credit: Jessie Boylan