2017 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN)
The 2017 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to 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.
The ICAN is a coalition of non-governmental organisations from over 100 countries around the globe. The headquarters of ICAN is located in Geneva, Switzerland. The purpose of the ICAN is to promote adherence to and full implementation of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. The Nobel Peace Prize, worth 9 million Swedish crowns ($1.10 million), will be presented in Oslo on December 10, 2017.
Topics: ICAN • International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons • Law by country • Nobel Peace Prize • Nuclear disarmament • Nuclear weapon • Peace • Politics by country • Setsuko Thurlow • Tilman Ruff • Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons