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Noble Peace Award 2017 is received by ICAN


The Geneva-based International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) received the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize at ceremony held in Oslo, Norway. 

ICAN, a coalition of 468 grassroots non-governmental groups has been in forefront of pushing for end to use of nuclear weapons through United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons adopted by 122 nations in July 2017.


UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

It is the first multilateral legally-binding instrument for nuclear disarmament to have been negotiated in 20 years. 

The treaty was open for signature during the annual UN General Assembly in November 2017. 

As of September 20, 50 states had signed treaty, which bans use, development, testing or storing of nuclear weapons under any circumstances. 


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