ICAN wins 2017 Nobel Peace Prize

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ICANOslo: The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons on (ICAN) has been honoured with the Nobel Peace Prize for 2017 on Friday for its decade-long campaign to free the world of the nuclear weapons.

ICAN has been the leading civil society actor in the effort to achieve a prohibition of nuclear weapons under international law, the Norwegian Nobel Committee acknowledged.

“The ICAN is receiving the award 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,” said Norway’s Nobel committee President Berit Reiss-Andersen.

“ The 2017 Nobel Peace Prize is awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) @nuclearban #NobelPrize,” wrote the official Twitter feed of the Nobel Prize.

Geneva-based ICAN is a coalition of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) from around 100 different countries around the globe. It played a vital role in the adoption of a historic nuclear weapons ban treaty, signed by 122 countries in July this year.

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