What is Nuclear Abolition Day?
Nuclear Abolition Day is an annual global day of action for a treaty to outlaw and eliminate all nuclear weapons. It is coordinated by the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. Actions in past years have included street demonstrations, benefit gigs, nuclear-free picnics, vigils, marches and education workshops. We encourage people to be as creative as possible. All actions must be non-violent. The aim is to raise public awareness about nuclear dangers and build political support for negotiations on a treaty banning nuclear weapons completely. This year we will also focus on online actions to promote abolition, such as tweeting.
Keen to learn more about nuclear abolition?
The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons has produced a raft of resources to enhance public understanding of nuclear threats, and to demonstrate the feasibility of a comprehensive treaty prohibiting the use, production and stockpiling of nuclear weapons, and providing for their elimination within an agreed timeframe. For more information, visit www.icanw.org or download this booklet.