ICAN Act On It Forum

ICAN and ICAN Norway hosted the the ICAN Act On It Forum in Oslo, 9-10 March 2023.

See the program here.

See the recordings of the main stage here.

See the summary from the conference here

The global movement against nuclear weapons is stronger than ever. States, cities, parliamentarians, civil society, survivors and people everywhere are being heard: nuclear weapons must be eliminated!

Nuclear weapons are the most destructive, inhumane and indiscriminate weapons ever created, for which there is no humanitarian response. The unacceptable risk demands that we take action.

But some refuse to listen. Nuclear-weapon-complicit states are doing little to support the disarmament movement. This must change.

Nuclear-weapon-complicit states are those which may not have their own nuclear weapons, but are enablers of the status quo by pretending to be in favour of nuclear disarmament while also actively supporting nuclear weapons in their national security policies.

At the ICAN Act On It Forum, we will focus on these states and how to get them to join global movement to end nuclear weapons.

All states must join the majority and act on their responsibility to create a world without nuclear weapons. It’s time to Act On It!

About the forum

Ten years ago, Norway hosted the first conference on the humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons. It became obvious that these weapons should never again be used.

The UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) adopted by 122 states in 2017 solidified what has been established for decades: nuclear weapons are inhumane and unacceptable! The TPNW is the result of a world majority saying NO to nuclear weapons.

Now it is time for nuclear-weapon-complicit states to join the majority and act on their responsibility to create a world without nuclear weapons.

We meet in Oslo to apply the lessons of states, civil society, activists, survivors and others working to abolish nuclear weapons. Together we will increase the pressure on nuclear weapon complicit states. During the conference you will get the opportunity to learn, share and discuss strategies and skills for how to make these states dissociate from nuclear weapons.

Join us in Oslo to echo the voices of the many demanding the end of these unlawful and inhumane weapons.

Practical information

The forum will be held at Sentralen in Oslo, Norway on the 9th and 10th of March 2023. 

The two day forum will be filled with workshops, speakers, panels and discussions about how we can abolish nuclear weapons. 

Need information on how to travel to and stay in Oslo? Read our Oslo Travel Guide here

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