Structure and people

The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) is an international coalition that brings together humanitarian, environmental, human rights, peace, and development organisations in nearly 100 countries, working with parliamentarians and governments to achieve a global treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading to their total elimination.  For more about this please see the international website.

ICAN UK is a collaborative project hosted by founding partner organisation Medact, to support ICAN’s goals with information, analysis, advocacy, training and outreach. ICAN UK works closely with a range of Partner Organizations.


Funding The work of the Co-ordinator is generously supported by Polden Puckham Charitable Foundation and Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust. We are also grateful for support for our work from individual supporters. If you would like to make a financial contribution to ICAN UK, please do so via Medact’s JustGiving page here, specifying that the donation is for ICAN UK’s work.

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    • Supporters

    • sheen

      “If Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr were alive today, they would be part of ICAN.”

      Martin Sheen Actor and activist

    • bankimoon

      “I salute ICAN for working with such commitment and creativity.”

      Ban Ki-moon UN chief

    • yokoono

      “We can do it together. With your help, our voice will be made still stronger. Imagine peace.”

      Yoko Ono Artist

    • jodywilliams

      “Governments say a nuclear weapons ban is unlikely. Don’t believe it. They said the same about a mine ban treaty.”

      Jody Williams Nobel laureate

    • desmondtutu

      “With your support, we can take ICAN its full distance – all the way to zero nuclear weapons.”

      Desmond Tutu Nobel laureate

    • herbiehancock

      “Because I cannot tolerate these appalling weapons, I whole-heartedly support ICAN.”

      Herbie Hancock Jazz musician

    • hansblix

      “I am proud to support the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons.”

      Hans Blix Weapons inspector

    • dalailama

      “I can imagine a world without nuclear weapons, and I support ICAN.”

      Dalai Lama Nobel laureate