Geneva – “Change is coming,” stresses International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN)*. “While it sometimes has felt like an impossible task to get rid of nuclear weapons, we’re now seeing a significant transformation of the nuclear weapons debate. This transformation is currently moving us in one direction: towards a treaty banning nuclear weapons.”
Thanks to the dedication and hard work of all our supporters and campaigners, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) played a central role in an important step forward: the recognition and understanding of the unacceptable humanitarian impact of a nuclear weapons detonation.
128 states participated in a recent conference on this topic in Oslo, Norway, and at the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty NPT Preparatory Committee, over 80 states explicitly raised concerns about the catastrophic humanitarian consequences that any use of nuclear weapons would have. read more »