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ICAN Won Nobel Prize in Peace 2017

International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) has been awarded with the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize

  • ICAN has been the working as the leading civil society that aims to achieve a prohibition of nuclear weapons under international law
  • ICAN played a key role in the adoption of a historic nuclear weapons ban treaty which was signed by 122 countries in July. 
  • It was founded in Vienna in 2007 

"The organisation 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.
ICAN Won Nobel Prize in Peace 2017  ICAN Won Nobel Prize in Peace 2017 Reviewed by Admin on October 07, 2017 Rating: 5

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