International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

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Beatrice Fihn, ICAN · [email protected]
October 22, 2021 at 2:24 PM

Breakthrough: Norway will observe the first meeting of states parties to the Nuclear Weapons Ban treaty

ICAN Why this is a major shift for NATO states  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ …
Lucero Oyarzun, ICAN · [email protected]
October 8, 2021 at 10:11 AM

Chile ratifies the TPNW and other good news

ICAN 5 exciting updates from the global campaign to eliminate nuclear weapons  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌…
Daniel Högsta, ICAN · [email protected]
September 21, 2021 at 10:30 AM

An update on elections and the TPNW

ICAN This is how we're making nuclear weapons an election issue  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌…
Celine Nahory, ICAN · [email protected]
August 23, 2021 at 10:02 AM

New dates for Vienna

ICAN Get ready for the first Meeting of States Parties!  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌…
ICAN · [email protected]
August 8, 2021 at 2:37 PM

Join us live from Nagasaki at 10:5AM JST

ICAN Don't miss this unique instagram live from the historic Shiroyama Elementary School  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ …
ICAN · [email protected]
August 5, 2021 at 11:27 AM

Exclusive - Live events from Hiroshima and Nagasaki

ICAN Join our livestreams from the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ …
Hawa Metz, ICAN · [email protected]
July 31, 2021 at 9:00 PM

Thank you for fundraising for ICAN!

ICAN Thank you for your support and for making a difference.  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌…
Lucero Oyarzun, ICAN · [email protected]
July 26, 2021 at 7:55 AM

Your ICAN fundraising kit

ICAN help us reach new donors by July 31st?  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ …
Lucero Oyarzun, ICAN · [email protected]
July 16, 2021 at 12:59 PM

We need your help for this campaign

ICAN Your personal fundraising link to help ICAN reach more donors  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ …
Lucero Oyarzun, ICAN · [email protected]
July 7, 2021 at 10:36 AM

This is how you can help ICAN

ICAN Dear Friend -- People often ask us "what can I do to support ICAN?" In a global campaign, it can be hard to give a one-size-fits-all answer. But there is a crucial way you can make a huge difference to the campaign: by inviting others to donate to ICAN. Today - as we cel…
Beatrice Fihn, ICAN · [email protected]
June 16, 2021 at 2:26 PM

Biden and Putin in Geneva: What you need to know

ICAN Dear Friend -- It’s been a busy few days here at ICAN. Last week we exposed global nuclear weapons spending and launched an in-depth report about NATO and the nuclear ban ahead of their summit this Monday. Now, as I write to you, Presidents Biden and Putin are meeting i…
Daniel Högsta, ICAN · [email protected]
June 11, 2021 at 3:00 PM

Here’s what you need to know about NATO & nuclear weapons ahead of next week’s summit

ICAN Dear Friend -- As leaders from NATO states prepare for a summit in Brussels next Monday 14 June, we are reminding them that they can and should join the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, which entered into force this January. Yesterday, we released a major…
ICAN · [email protected]
June 9, 2021 at 10:19 PM

Let's expose global nuclear weapons spending.

ICAN Hi?Friend -- On Monday, we exposed the insane global spending on nuclear weapons during the pandemic and the tangled web of business interests that encouraged it! The report's findings are getting picked up (like in this fantastic piece by The Intercept) - and making wave…
Alicia Sanders-Zakre - ICAN · [email protected]
June 7, 2021 at 5:10 AM

$72.6 billion on nuclear weapons

ICAN Dear Friend -- $72.6 billion. That’s how much the nine nuclear-armed states spent on their nuclear weapons in 2020 during the worst pandemic in a century and when the treaty banning nuclear weapons became law, according to a new ICAN report. It’s an inflation-adjusted in…
Daniel Högsta, ICAN · [email protected]
March 16, 2021 at 4:42 PM

Shocking! UK to increase its nuclear arsenal limit

ICAN Hi Friend -- Shocking news from the UK today: In its Integrated Review, the UK announced it will increase its nuclear weapon stockpile cap to 260 nuclear warheads.  Instead of reducing the number of nuclear weapons to 180 by the mid 2020s - which is still a far cry from …
Beatrice Fihn, ICAN · [email protected]
February 26, 2021 at 11:43 AM

ICAN's 2020 Annual Report is online

ICAN Dear Friend -- Can you believe March is nearly here and that it's been 5 weeks since the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons entered into force on January 22nd? With that historic day so early in the year, we really had to hit the ground running in 2021 and b…
Beatrice Fihn, ICAN · [email protected]
January 27, 2021 at 10:19 AM

Watch our show about the Nuclear Ban Treaty here

ICAN Dear Friend -- Last Friday, we celebrated the #nuclearban treaty’s entry into force with a fully-packed live show! Did you miss it? No worries! You can catch up on Studio 22.21 here. WATCH STUDIO 22.21 We hope you will take the time to watch the show and share it with f…
Beatrice Fihn, ICAN · [email protected]
January 22, 2021 at 3:31 PM

Today, nuclear weapons are illegal, celebrate with us

ICAN Hi Friend -- This is it. We have made history. Today, the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons enters into force, making nuclear weapons illegal under international law. Getting here took decades of tireless work by millions of people from all over the world, a…
Lucero Oyarzun, ICAN · [email protected]
January 20, 2021 at 4:29 PM

These are the guests of our live show “Studio 22.21”

ICAN   Hi Friend --In two days, the treaty will enter into force. And we’re already buzzing with excitement about it. On Friday 21 January, 9pm Central European Time, we’ll broadcast a live show called “Studio 22.21 - Entry into force day” from Geneva. Click here to join it. W…
Beatrice Fihn · [email protected]
January 11, 2021 at 2:43 PM

ANNOUNCEMENT: Studio 21.22 — watch the entry into force of the TPNW live

ICAN Hi Friend --It is my great joy to invite you to be part of a once-in-history celebration of the moment we ban nuclear weapons—a 90 minute live streamed event on 22 January 2021, 9pm CET. Like the work we have done throughout the world, the big and small victories we have …
Celine Nahory, ICAN · [email protected]
December 31, 2020 at 1:32 PM

Last chance before our midnight deadline

ICAN Hi Friend --I just wanted to send a quick reminder that today is the last chance to donate to ICAN before the end of the year - and to become part of the group of people that are making nuclear weapons illegal on 22 January! There are two ways you can make a contribution …
Beatrice Fihn, ICAN · [email protected]
December 30, 2020 at 11:47 AM

2020 was rough. We made history anyway

ICAN Dear Friend -- We don’t need to tell you that 2020 was a very different year. That we made plans when the year started and then had to adapt them over and over again, amid all the uncertainty, challenges and worry brought by the pandemic. You know, because you had to do …
Celine Nahory, ICAN · [email protected]
December 23, 2020 at 11:27 AM

These are our big moments in 2021

ICAN Hi Friend --   While 2020 has been a tough year for everyone, your support made us reach a huge milestone this year. Together, we made history in 2020 by reaching 50 ratifications.  We could not have done this without having the backing of people like you.  And we will ne…
Beatrice Fihn, ICAN · [email protected]
December 11, 2020 at 9:01 PM

Another country just ratified the TPNW and here's what we're planning to do next

ICAN Hi Friend -- Did you think we'd slow down when we reached 50 ratifications of the Treaty on the Prohibitions of Nuclear Weapons? No chance – here's what just happened this last week: On 4th December, Zimbabwe signed the Treaty On 9th December, Niger signed the Treaty …
Beatrice Fihn, ICAN · [email protected]
December 1, 2020 at 1:17 PM

We’re two steps closer to eliminating nuclear weapons - here’s what the third one looks like.

ICAN Dear Friend -- Eliminating nuclear weapons can feel like an impossible or incredibly daunting task sometimes. But if you break it down into practical, smaller steps, people often realise it’s not only possible – it’s actually happening right now. ICAN’s strategy has alw…
Lucero Oyarzun, ICAN · [email protected]
November 19, 2020 at 7:21 PM

Some #nuclearban inspiration to get you through the week

ICAN Dear Friend -- "Amid this pandemic, there has been hope." Only a few weeks ago, in early October, ICAN campaigner Linnet Ng'ayu addressed the UN First Committee, highlighting how close we were to the TPNW’s entry into force and how important that moment would be. Little …
Beatrice Fihn, ICAN · [email protected]
October 24, 2020 at 8:28 PM

We did it. The #nuclearban treaty just hit 50.

ICAN Dear Friend -- The big moment is finally here: the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) just reached the 50 ratifications needed for entry into force! Just now, Honduras ratified the treaty - only one day after Jamaica and Nauru submitted their ratifica…
Alicia Sanders-Zakre, ICAN · [email protected]
October 20, 2020 at 10:37 AM

3 ratifications left. This is what happens when the #nuclearban treaty enters into force

ICAN Hello Friend -- We are excited. With 47 ratifications, the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) is really close to reaching a crucial milestone: 50 ratifications, which will lead to its entry into force 90 days later! But what happens then, and what doe…
Celine Nahory, ICAN · [email protected]
September 30, 2020 at 11:11 AM

New ratification. Only 4 to go for entry into force!

ICAN Hi Friend -- I have good news to brighten up your Wednesday! In a special ceremony today, Malaysia ratified the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. This means the TPNW now has 46 states parties and only needs 4 more ratifications to trigger its entry into fo…
Tim Wright, ICAN · [email protected]
September 21, 2020 at 11:53 AM

This is BIG: Fifty-six former leaders back UN nuclear weapon ban treaty

ICAN Dear Friend -- We have some exciting news to share with you: fifty-six former presidents, prime ministers, foreign ministers and defence ministers from 20 NATO member states, as well as Japan and South Korea, have just issued an open letter calling on their current gover…
Beatrice Fihn, ICAN · [email protected]
September 18, 2020 at 1:24 PM

We're changing the narrative!

ICAN Dear Friend --I just wanted to write a quick thank you for all the actions, messages of support, retweets, shares, donations, and all the other small but mighty things our supporters did for the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. We noticed…
Beatrice Fihn · [email protected]
August 9, 2020 at 3:00 AM

Not just Hiroshima — this is why Nagasaki is so important

ICAN Dear Friend -- At 11:02 AM on 9 August 1945, an atomic bomb destroyed Nagasaki, only 3 days after the nuclear attack on Hiroshima. 75 years later, the world rightfully continues to commemorate the horrors that happened in Nagasaki. But Nagasaki Day doesn’t always get the…
Lucero Oyarzun · [email protected]
August 7, 2020 at 2:54 PM

You have to watch this

ICAN Dear Friend -- Over the past 24-hours, the world has been commemorating the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. We saw some true leadership from Nigeria, Ireland and Niue, which chose to mark the date by becoming states parties to the UN Treaty on the Pr…
Beatrice Fihn, ICAN · [email protected]
August 5, 2020 at 4:13 PM

Live events for Hiroshima Day!

ICAN Hi Friend -- On August 6th, 1945 at 08:15 the United States dropped a nuclear bomb over Hiroshima, wiping out the city and killing thousands in a flash. Seventy-five years later, the entire world will be marking this horrific bombing and sharing their messages to ensure t…
Beatrice Fihn · [email protected]
August 3, 2020 at 11:39 AM

Launching today: Walk with hibakusha through their journey from the bomb to a ban treaty

ICAN Dear Friend -- Whether you first learned of the Hibakusha a week ago or decades ago, hearing their testimonies - their memories of the day of the bombings and their ensuing long-term impact - is essential to understand nuclear weapons for what they truly are. Learning a…
Beatrice Fihn · [email protected]
July 19, 2020 at 8:03 AM

EXCLUSIVE: We’re giving you a chance to visit the museums of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

ICAN Hi Friend -- Are you missing travel? We are bursting with excitement to announce something very special today. We’ve teamed up with the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum and our partner Peace Boat to offer you once-in-a-lifetime live tours o…
Tim Wright · [email protected]
July 15, 2020 at 7:30 PM

BREAKING: 40 ratifications!

ICAN Dear Friend -- We know we just sent you an email but we had some breaking news we have to share. I’m very excited to let you know that Botswana has just become the 40th state to ratify the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons! This means that the treaty only n…
Lucero Oyarzun · [email protected]
July 15, 2020 at 1:45 PM

July 16th, 1945, 5:29 AM. Codename: Trinity

ICAN Dear Friend -- Before nuclear weapons were used on the populations of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, they were tested in New Mexico. On July 16th, we will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the first nuclear test, Trinity, which not only led to the use of nuclear weapons in wa…
Beatrice Fihn, ICAN · [email protected]
July 6, 2020 at 5:47 PM

Don’t miss these live events starting July 7th

ICAN Hi Friend -- The opinions about nuclear weapons that we hear most are those of “policy experts” and government officials, people who have never experienced the realities of nuclear weapons. And unfortunately in many political conversations, the perspective of survivors - …
Beatrice Fihn, ICAN · [email protected]
July 2, 2020 at 8:42 AM

Today we're launching our big push for the 75th anniversary

ICAN Dear Friend -- Today we are launching our new website that commemorates the 75th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This website is the start of our campaign to remember and honour the victims of the atomic bombings, and to educate and bring new people…
Akira Kawasaki & Beatrice Fihn, ICAN · [email protected]
June 22, 2020 at 11:12 AM

RE: This is what we're planning for the 75th anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

ICAN Dear Friend -- Last Friday, we shared our plans with you to commemorate the anniversaries of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki over the coming weeks and make sure that these moments of remembrance turn into moments of action for a world free of nuclear weapons. How…
Akira Kawasaki & Beatrice Fihn, ICAN · [email protected]
June 19, 2020 at 10:15 AM

This is what we're planning for the 75th anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

ICAN Dear Friend -- We are relying on your help to spread the word. This August 6th and 9th will mark the 75th anniversary of the horrific atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The two bombs killed about 140,000 civilians by the end of 1945 and sickened many more with c…
Alicia Sanders-Zakre, ICAN · [email protected]
June 5, 2020 at 8:49 AM

Having an argument about nuclear weapons? This guide will help

ICAN Dear Friend -- “No country will ever just give up their nuclear weapons”  “But deterrence protects us” “The military-industrial complex is too powerful, you can’t beat them.” Chances are that you will have heard at least one of these arguments while talking to people abo…
Beatrice Fihn, ICAN · [email protected]
May 20, 2020 at 8:44 AM

Great news, Belize just ratified the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

ICAN Dear Friend -- I hope you and your loved ones are doing ok in these difficult times. I wanted to share a bit of good news, on Tuesday afternoon in New York City, despite the lockdown of the United Nations Office for Legal Affairs, Belize ratified the Treaty on the Prohibi…
Alicia Sanders-Zakre · [email protected]
May 13, 2020 at 12:59 PM

$138,699 a minute

ICAN Friend -- Nine nuclear armed states spent roughly $73 billion on their nuclear arsenals last year! That’s $138,699 per minute! These numbers come from our latest investigation, published today: “Enough is Enough: 2019 Global Nuclear Weapons Spending.” This estimate inclu…
Alicia Sanders-Zakre · [email protected]
April 22, 2020 at 11:16 AM

On Earth Day, we need to talk about nuclear weapons’ toxic legacy

ICAN Hello Friend -- 35 Olympic-sized swimming pools’ worth of irradiated soil or contaminated debris. That’s how much nuclear waste the U.S. military scooped up during the first efforts to clean up the Enewetak atoll, after the United States detonated 43 nuclear bombs on a …
Daniel Högsta, ICAN · [email protected]
April 16, 2020 at 4:09 PM

“Follow the money” - here’s our strategy for tackling nuclear weapons producers

ICAN Dear Friend -- Here at ICAN, we know that governments aren’t the only ones making decisions on nuclear weapons - there are big corporate interests involved too. Did you know that companies like Boeing, Lockheed Martin, etc have been awarded contracts for $116 billion to …
Beatrice Fihn, ICAN · [email protected]
March 27, 2020 at 2:01 PM

Three things you can do from home to end nuclear weapons

ICAN Dear Friend -- We hope that you and your loved ones are healthy and safe in these difficult times. Like everyone else, ICAN has also been adapting to the developing health crisis caused by COVID-19, and we wanted to give you not just an idea of what we are doing differe…
Celine Nahory, ICAN · [email protected]
December 31, 2019 at 12:12 PM

ICAN is ready for 2020, are you?

Hi Friend, As we are wrapping up 2019 and moving into the new year, we expect great progress for the campaign.    2020 could be the year that nuclear weapons are made illegal under international law - if we can get 16 more governments to ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of N…
Beatrice Fihn, ICAN · [email protected]
December 30, 2019 at 10:33 PM

Want to know how you can get us closer to a world without nuclear weapons?

Hi Friend, As 2019 is coming to a close, I want to take the opportunity to wish you and your loved ones all the best for the coming year. For ICAN, 2020 is going to be a huge year. As the world will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasak…