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Nuclear Ban Week: Tune-In, Take Action & Sign

Join Nuclear Ban Week! A Week of Building on the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons


Governments, experts, activists and campaigners are getting ready for Nuclear Ban Week! A week of building on the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

Bringing together the nations that have joined the treaty, and observers, the Second Meeting of States Parties to the TPNW will take place the week of 27 November – 1 December 2023.

While not yet a signatory to the treaty, Australia has again committed to observing this biennial gathering. Representatives from ICAN Australia will be on the ground at the UN to make sure they are listening and learning from States working on the treaty’s implementation and universalisation.


Tune in for a special live cross as part of Nuclear Ban Week to hear updates from the meeting and the civil society actions surrounding it.

When? Friday 1 December at 8am in WA, 9:30am in the NT, 10am in QLD, 10:30am in SA and 11am in NSW, ACT, VIC and TAS.

Where? Zoom!

This event will be Emceed by Dave Sweeney, ICAN co-founder and nuclear-free campaigner at the Australian Conservation Foundation. Joining us from the United Nations in New York will be:

  • Karina Lester: ICAN Ambassador, second-generation nuclear test survivor and Yankunytjatjara-Anangu woman.
  • Dimity Hawkins AM: ICAN Co-Founder, ICAN Australia board member and co-coordinator at the Nuclear Truth Project
  • Gem Romuld: ICAN Australia National Director, plus more to be announced!

As part of Nuclear Ban Week, ICAN Supporters are also invited to participate in a Global Day of Action Against Nuclear Weapons on November 26th!

All around the world, people will be taking action to show the delegations in New York that we expect them to be bold, courageous and use the TPNW to dismantle nuclear deterrence, and to make sure the rest of the world is paying attention. Find out more and get involved by visiting the ICAN International website here. If you would like to plan something in Australia, let us know!


ICAN Australia calls for immediate humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza

ICAN Australia calls on the Australian government to condemn Israel’s disproportionate and indiscriminate attacks on the people of Gaza. Australia must take steps end to the invasion and occupation and condemn the war crimes perpetrated by the state of Israel.

You can read our most recent statement  on the escalating crisis in Gaza in full here, and if you too have been horrified at the inaction of the Australian government you can send a letter to the Foreign Minister and your local MP thanks to our friends at the Australian Palestine Action Network (APAN).

ACTION: Australia must call on Israel to stop attacking Palestinians


Sign the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons!

Together with our partners at the Australian Conversation Foundation, we’ve almost reached 5000 signatures of our new petition in less than a week! Have you signed it yet?

Help us spread the word and hit our new target of 10,000 Australians calling on Labor to sign the Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty!


Thank you being part of this work. In a world racked by war and conflict, with nuclear-armed states acting as bullies and aggressors, we need your support more than ever!

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