Nuclear Ban Week starts tomorrow. Today, we take action!


November 26, 2023
Please join our antinuclear demonstration on Sunday, November 26th, 12:00 Noon, at the corner of East Avenue and Goodman Street, Rochester.
A hardy band of demonstrators holds a peace vigil every Sunday at noon at the corner of East Avenue and Goodman Street, Rochester.  On November 26th, they have invited us to join them as part of the International Day of Action to ban nuclear weapons.     
As governments, experts, and campaigners get ready for a week of building on the treaty banning nuclear weapons, join the International Day of Action on Sunday November 26th to call for an end to nuclear weapons.  We will bring attention to the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW)! All around the world, people will be taking action to show the delegations in New York that we expect them to be bold, courageous, and use the TPNW to dismantle nuclear deterrence, and make sure the rest of the world is paying attention to this crucial opportunity.
Please take this opportunity to join peace activists in the Rochester region and all around the world who are calling for an end to nuclear weapons.
Arnie Matlin for GVCP 


Nuclear Ban Week New York

Hi Arnold,

I’m writing to you from New York, where ICAN campaigners are gathering for an exciting and fully-packed week of advocacy, diplomacy, action and art against nuclear weapons. Today, Sunday November 26th, we’re getting ready with a campaigners’ meeting and a global day of action! As states meet at the UN to agree on next steps under the treaty banning nuclear weapons, we’re taking over the city for Nuclear Ban Week, and I want to tell you what is happening and how to get involved.

Photo: ICAN Campaigners showing their support for the TPNW ahead of the second MSP, as part of the global day of action. Credit: ICAN | Darren Ornitz

Go to

The Second Meeting of States Parties of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) will take place at the UN from Nov 27 to December 1st. Following last year’s powerful outcomes in Vienna, we are keen to hear about the progress made so far, which you can read more about here, and build on it. ICAN will be at the MSP in full force to encourage states to be bold and courageous in their decision-making.

Our ambitions going in are high, because the stakes are high. With rising nuclear tensions putting the risk of nuclear weapons use at a peak since the Cold War, the TPNW is where real action on nuclear disarmament is happening.

So right now, we need everyone speaking out loudly against nuclear weapons and for the TPNW. So if you would like to help us build that global sense of pressure, please join our Global Day of Action today, by raising your voice on social media.

I want to take action!

We will also be taking the treaty out of the UN and into the city, joining artists, musicians, students, scientists and more for all kinds of cultural events across New York. You can check out our exciting calendar of events, and follow the fun on our social media. And for the latest insights, updates and interviews with some of the key players, I invite you to watch our twice-daily online recaps: MSP-TV(Monday 27 Nov – Friday 1 Dec, 11AM ET and 5PM ET).

We’ve got a big week ahead, and I’m very excited to see this powerful global campaign in action. In the city that never sleeps, we’ll be working around the clock to stop nuclear risks. So stay tuned.

Thank you,

Melissa Parke
Executive Director


Join our Newsletter

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.