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July 6-13, 2013

Nuclear Abolition Week: A great success

International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN)

Nuclear Abolition Week 2013 witnessed the launch of ICAN’s new public outreach initiative, Share Your Shadow. When a nuclear weapon explodes, the blast vaporises every living being in its path, reducing them to shadows burned into the wall. These ashen imprints, still visible in Hiroshima and Nagasaki today, are known as nuclear shadows. To raise awareness of the catastrophic humanitarian consequences caused by nuclear weapons, more than five hundred people shared their shadows with their friends and contacts on Facebook and Twitter, including the former President of Costa Rica and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Óscar Arias, the deputy Foreign Minister of Norway, Gry Larsen, UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, Angela Kane, and Nobel Prize laureate in physics Dr. Jack Steinberger (see below). To see all the shadow pictures shared during Nuclear Abolition Week 2013, click here.


Learn about Nuclear Weapons

Learn About Nuclear Weapons is a web-based educational material from the Swedish Physicians Against Nuclear Weapons for those who want to learn more about nuclear weapons: