We lived through the fire of the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, 75 years ago. We dedicated our lives to making sure that our generation would be the last hibakusha — the survivors of the atomic bombs.  We learned to be brave, hopeful and bold. We learned that it is up to people like you and me to stand up against nuclear weapons and the leaders who threaten the world with them.

The last great challenge we face is to ban and eliminate these weapons. Face it with us. We're nearly there.

Take the pledge:

I REMEMBER the victims of the dawn of the nuclear weapons age in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and I HONOR the survivors who seek the sunset of that age by pledging to JOIN THEM in their fight to ban and eliminate nuclear weapons.

How will this make a difference?

Just like us, you probably have signed a bunch of petitions or pledges in the past and wondered if it actually will make any difference. We promise you, this one will!  

By taking this pledge, you’ll be joining the Hibakusha and the worldwide movement in pushing to end nuclear weapons. You'll be using your voice to demand that these weapons are banned and eliminated for good. 

Here's how our work is structured. ICAN is made up of over 570 organisations in 104 countries that are working consistently and strategically to change policies and get governments to ban and eliminate nuclear weapons. These amazing, passionate, and smart campaigners have the skills and the strategy to win this fight, but they need more public support to amplify their demands and their work. That's where you and this pledge come in. 

Each person that amplifies and supports our work will push the world a bit closer to ending nuclear weapons for good. Through signing the pledge, you will find out what small steps you can take to support the activists that are doing the long term work to change government policy. With a combination of smart advocacy work by ICAN's partner organisations around the world and public pressure through you and your friends, we will get more governments to join the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and make nuclear weapons illegal. 

75 years after the horrific attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki we are closer than ever to our next big win: getting 50 governments to ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and make nuclear weapons illegal under international law. We're so close (check out the current number of ratified countries here), we think we can get to 50 by the end of this year. 

By taking this pledge, you will stand alongside us and help lift up the voices of survivors and support the organisations that are working for all countries to join the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

The treaty is nearly at the finish line. With your help to make a big public push, we're going to get across it.

 

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