Temps forts 2010

19 April: ICAN United Kingdom launches disarmament animation

ICAN launches a short animation highlighting the uselessness of nuclear weapons in addressing any of today’s real security challenges – like terrorism and climate change. Money should instead be invested in schools, hospitals and renewable energy.


March: Cricket star Ian Chappell endorses ICAN

Australian cricket legend Ian Chappell, who was inducted into the International Cricket Council’s Hall of Fame in 2009, sends a message of support to ICAN:

“If we want our legacy to future generations to be one we’re proud of, then pushing for a world that is free from nuclear weapons would have an enormously positive effect. I support the work of ICAN.” – Ian Chappell


2 May: Thousands march through New York City

More than 15,000 protesters from around the world march through the streets of New York City in support of a treaty banning nuclear weapons. ICAN activists from France hold a banner calling for a world free from nuclear arms.


2 May: 26 million petition signatures submitted to UN

Campaigners from Japan present 26 million petition signatures to UN disarmament high commissioner Sergio Duarte on the eve of the Non-Proliferation Treaty review conference. The petition calls for work to begin now on a global ban.


28 May: Governments endorse global nuclear ban

ICAN campaigners in New York call on governments to support a nuclear weapons convention at the five-yearly Non-Proliferation Treaty review conference. Two references to a convention are included in the final document.


4 June: UN Secretary-General supports ICAN

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon sends a message of encouragement to ICAN: “Greetings from one of your strongest supporters … The movement to abolish nuclear weapons is on the right side of history. We will continue to fight for this great cause.”


5 June: ICAN holds its first global day of action

Thousands of people participate in 50 simultaneous events in 25 countries as part ICAN’s global day of action following the Non-Proliferation Treaty review conference. Our message: begin negotiations now on a nuclear weapons convention.


6 August: Video campaign to leaders initiated in Hiroshima

Students from Hiroshima get behind an ICAN initiative to create the world’s longest video chain letter, urging leaders of nuclear-armed states to abolish their nuclear arsenals. People around the world are encouraged to upload their own video “pleas”.


November: ICAN office established in Norway

An ICAN office is established in Oslo, Norway, with the support of a Norwegian government grant. Coordinators Nosizwe Baqwa, Anne Marte Skaland and Magnus Løvold urge their government to lead negotiations for a nuclear weapons ban.


December: ICAN launches study on support for a ban

ICAN releases its first detailed study on government policies relating to a nuclear weapons convention. It shows that 142 nations support the immediate commencement of negotiations on a ban, while 21 are “lukewarm” and 29 are “skeptical”.


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  • sheen

    “Si Gandhi et Martin Luther King Jr étaient encore vivant aujourd’hui, ils participeraient à ICAN.”

    Martin Sheen Acteur et militant

  • bankimoon

    “Je félicite ICAN de travailler avec tant d’ardeur et de créativité.”

    Ban Ki-moon Secrétaire général de l'ONU

  • yokoono

    “Nous pouvons le faire ensemble. Avec votre aide, notre voix se fera entendre encore plus fort. Imaginons la paix.”

    Yoko Ono Artiste

  • jodywilliams

    “Les gouvernements disent qu’une interdiction des armes nucléaires est peu probable. Ne les croyez pas. Ils ont dit la même chose sur le traité d’interdiction des mines.”

    Jody Williams Prix Nobel

  • desmondtutu

    “Avec votre soutien, nous pouvons porter ICAN jusqu’au bout – jusqu’à ce qu’il y ait zéro arme nucléaire.”

    Desmond Tutu Prix Nobel

  • herbiehancock

    “Parce que je ne peux pas supporter ces armes épouvantables, je soutiens totalement ICAN.”

    Herbie Hancock Musicien de jazz

  • hansblix

    “Je suis fier de soutenir la Campagne Internationale pour l’Abolition des Armes Nucléaires.”

    Hans Blix Inspecteur de l'ONU

  • dalailama

    “Je peux imaginer un monde sans armes nucléaires et je soutiens ICAN.”

    Dalai Lama Prix Nobel