ICAN Australia is at the forefront of global efforts to outlaw and eliminate nuclear weapons. With more than 60 diverse partner organisations nationwide, we aim to raise public awareness about the catastrophic humanitarian harm caused by nuclear weapons and put nuclear disarmament squarely on the Australian political agenda.
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‘The world is over-armed and peace is under-funded. I salute the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons for working with such commitment and creativity in pursuit of our shared goal of a nuclear-weapon-free world.’ Ban Ki-Moon, UN Secretary-General.
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The Austrian Government has announced the dates for the Third International Conference on the Humanitarian Consequences of Nuclear Weapons: 8-9 December 2014. Get ready for the ICAN Civil Society Forum on 6-7 December!
Nayarit – a point of no return
The Mexico Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons of February 2014 was a fantastic success, with 146 governments, academia and civil society gathered to examine the real-world effects of nuclear weapons. After two days of presentations on the catastrophic and inhumane effects of nuclear weapons, it was impossible to ignore the obvious next step of negotiating a treaty to ban them. The Austrian Foreign Minister announced the Austrian Government’s decision to host a follow-up conference before the end of 2014 to lay the framework for the next steps.
Click for the Conference Report Nayarit- a point of no return.
On September 21, the International Day of Peace, ICAN campaigners created an amazing 1500-strong post-it mural on a busy Melbourne street. The public contributed their messages for disarmament their hopes for a peaceful world. Film by Takeshi Kondo.