Abolition 2000 – Global Network to Eliminate Nuclear Weapons

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State of the world: Abolition 2000 campaign and strategy meeting

State of the world: Abolition 2000 campaign and strategy meeting

Nuclear abolition campaigners from around the world met in New York on May 11 to discuss strategies and to build cooperation amongst campaigns. There were lively and productive discussions on nuclear risk-reduction, war prevention, nuclear weapons divestment,...

Don’t drink the water: Nuclear tests in Kiribati

Don’t drink the water: Nuclear tests in Kiribati

Between 1957 and 1962, the UK and USA undertook 33 atmospheric (above ground) nuclear tests at Malden and Kiritimati (Christmas) Islands, now part of the Republic of Kiribati. The health of the Kiribati populations – and the military personnel from Fiji, UK, New...

Help save the Iran nuclear deal for peace and nonproliferation

Help save the Iran nuclear deal for peace and nonproliferation

(Photo: EU Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini and Iran Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif announcing the Iran deal in 2015). Members of the Abolition 2000 global network to eliminate nuclear weapons, meeting in Geneva for their Annual General Meeting over the...

Kazakhstan becomes 57th country to sign the Nuclear Ban Treaty

Kazakhstan becomes 57th country to sign the Nuclear Ban Treaty

On March 2, Kazakhstan Ambassador Kairat Umarov signed the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (Ban Treaty) on behalf of Kazakhstan at the United Nations in New York. Kazakhstan had already rejected nuclear weapons in the early 1990s, after inheriting the...

Join the global youth video for a nuclear-weapon-free world

Join the global youth video for a nuclear-weapon-free world

From May 14-16, world leaders will be gathering in New York for the United Nations High Level Conference on nuclear disarmament. This conference has become increasingly important in light of the increased threat of nuclear war. Last month this threat was highlighted...

Abolition 2000 youth appeal to world leaders

Abolition 2000 youth appeal to world leaders

As nuclear tensions increase following North Korea’s most recent missile test, young academics, policy analysts and activists from around the world released an appeal calling on world leaders to reduce the risks of nuclear weapons being used and to support United...

ICAN is honored with a Nobel Peace Prize

ICAN is honored with a Nobel Peace Prize

It has been just 10 years since ICAN first launched its astonishing campaign to ban nuclear weapons. By Alice Slater, originally published on The Nation website here. In Oslo on December 10, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish...

If you love this planet…

If you love this planet…

As a 13-year-old schoolgirl in 1945, Setsuko Thurlow survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. A beautifully animated short film, If You Love This Planet brings to life Hiroshima survivor Setsuko Thurlow’s passionate call to action, on the day that the Treaty on the...