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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...

Pope Francis denounces nuclear weapons possession

Pope Francis denounces nuclear weapons possession

On Friday Nov 10, Pope Francis denounced the possession of nuclear weapons, in what appears to be a departure from the Roman Catholic Church’s position of conditional (and temporary) acceptance of nuclear deterrence and mutually assured destruction. In a presentation...

President Trump’s visit to Korea is met with calls for peace

President Trump’s visit to Korea is met with calls for peace

Abolition 2000 member organisations in South Korea have called on President Trump to support peace, not war, in North East Asia. Mass protests were held in Seoul on Sunday, ahead of U.S. President Trump's visit there yesterday (November 7), calling on both USA and...