International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons awarded 2017 Nobel Peace Prize

International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons awarded 2017 Nobel Peace Prize

Coalition of non-government organisations in one hundred and one countries works towards an effective global nuclear weapon ban treaty

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Beatrice Fihn, Executive Director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) reacts after the announcement.
Photo: Reuters

The 2017 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), “for its work to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons and for its ground-breaking efforts to achieve a treaty-based prohibition of such weapons” according to the announcement made by the Nobel Committee.

ICAN is a coalition of 468 NGOs in one hundred and one countries that works on a partnership model to promote adherence to and follow-thru of the United Nation nuclear weapon ban treaty adopted on July 7, 2017. They do this through organising days of action, holding public awareness-raising events, advocacy at national governments, and other activities.

Founded in Australia in 2007 by the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, ICAN is based in Geneva, Switzerland.

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