“The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) is a coalition of non-governmental organizations in one hundred countries promoting adherence to and implementation of the United Nations nuclear weapon ban treaty. This landmark global agreement was adopted in New York on 7 July 2017.
ICAN began in Australia and was formally launched in Austria in April 2007. Our campaign’s founders were inspired by the tremendous success of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, which a decade earlier had played an instrumental role in the negotiation of the anti-personnel mine ban convention, or Ottawa treaty.
Since our founding, we have worked to build a powerful global groundswell of public support for the abolition of nuclear weapons. By engaging a diverse range of groups and working alongside the Red Cross and like-minded governments, we have helped reshape the debate on nuclear weapons and generate momentum towards elimination.
We were awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize for our “work to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons” and our “ground-breaking efforts to achieve a treaty-based prohibition of such weapons”.”
“We’re an international organisation, working with over 15 million people in 45 countries for a world free from poverty and injustice.
Our head office is in Johannesburg and we were the first international development organisation with our head office based in Africa. We also have offices right across Asia, the Americas and Europe. We believe the people whose lives our work affects should decide how we’re run.
And that’s what makes us different. We help people use their own power to fight poverty and injustice. Because that’s how real change happens – for families, for communities, for whole societies.
You can help us make a fairer, better world – wherever you are. Your donations can help more people to transform their lives. Your voice can persuade world leaders to change policies.
If you’d like to know more about our new strategy, you’ll find lots of information on our Action for Global Justice page.”
“The historic Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) – adopted by overwhelming vote at the UN General Assembly in April 2013 – is the first global treaty to regulate the conventional arms trade. This momentous achievement came after more than a decade of sustained advocacy and campaigning by the Control Arms Coalition, the international alliance of non-governmental organisations working for strong international arms controls.
With over 300 civil society partner organisations in all regions of the world, Control Arms successfully campaigned for the creation and adoption of the ATT. The campaign included coordinated advocacy, research and policy analysis, international popular mobilisation, clear digital and media communications, the involvement of a wide range of stakeholder organisations, and a partnership approach with supportive governments.”
“The International Peace Bureau is dedicated to the vision of a World Without War. Our current main programme centres on Disarmament for Sustainable Development and within this, our focus is mainly on the reallocation of military expenditure. We believe that by reducing funding for the military sector, significant amounts of money could be released for social projects, domestically or abroad, which could lead to the fulfillment of real human needs and the protection of the environment. At the same time, we support a range of disarmament campaigns and supply data on the economic dimensions of weapons and conflicts. Our campaigning work on nuclear disarmament began already in the 1980s.”
“Fukushima Beacon for Global Citizens Network (FUKUDEN) is a non-profit, non-partisan NGO which was established in February 2014 and registered as a legal entity in June 2014.
FUKUDEN’s vision is to realize a sustainable and distributed society where human life and natural environment are protected, learning from lessons of Fukushima which has experienced the nuclear disaster.
In order to realize this vision, it has following missions;
• To record and analyze the various phenomena that is caused by the nuclear disaster in Fukushima and disseminates the information to the world
• To promote networking among citizens of Fukushima, the rest of Japan and the world to share the lessons of Fukushima and to promote activities derived from the learning from the nuclear disaster.
Especially, building network with citizens in Asian countries with nuclear power plant(s) or with a plan to build nuclear power plant is our priority to connect them with citizens of Fukushima.”