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2017 Nobel Peace Prize Goes To International Campaign To Abolish Nuclear Weapons

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

The Norwegian Nobel Committee said Friday that it decided to recognize 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".

ICAN is a global civil society coalition working to promote adherence to and full implementation of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. The campaign helped bring about this treaty. Launched in 2007, ICAN has currently 468 partner organizations in 101 countries.

by RTT Staff Writer

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