Welcome to ICAN Act On It Forum

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!




Daniel Högsta


Daniel Högsta is the Interim Executive Director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN).



Maja Fjellvær Thompson


Maja Fjellvær Thompson is project coordinator of the ICAN Act On It Forum, and an adviser at IPPNW Norway.



Ingrid Matilde Mæland


Ingrid Matilde Mæland has her musical education from The Norwegian Academy of Music, and The Royal College of Music in London.



Ellen-Martine Gismervik


Ellen-Martine Gismervik is a professional cellist with her musical education from the University of Stavanger.



Anja Lillegraven


Anja Lillegraven is the managing director of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) in Norway.



Venessa Hanson


Venessa Hanson is the Social Media Officer at ICAN.



Video Messages

Izumi Nakamitsu


Izumi Nakamitsu is a Under-Secretary-General and the High Representative for Disarmament Affairs.