In March 2013 Norway hosted the first intergovernmental conference on the humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons. It became obvious that these weapons should never again be used.
Ten years later 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!
But some refuse to listen. Nuclear-weapon-complicit states are doing little to support the disarmament movement. This must change. At the ICAN Act On It Forum, we will focus on these states and how to get them to join the global movement to end nuclear weapons.
All states must join the majority and act on their responsibility to create a world without nuclear weapons. We are meeting in Oslo to apply the lessons of states, civil society, activists, survivors and others working to abolish nuclear weapons.
The rest of us should listen, and Act On It!
Maja Fjellvær Thompson
Ingrid Matilde Mæland