International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN)
The Nobel Peace Prize 2017
Founded: 2007 in Australia
Prize motivation: "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."
Prize share: 1/1
Ever since the atomic bombs dropped on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945, nuclear weapons have constituted a threat to our world. Nuclear war would entail horrible suffering and enormous losses over a long time. The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) is promoting nuclear disarmament. ICAN is a coalition of non-governmental organizations in more than 100 countries and has been a leader in efforts that resulted in 122 United Nations member countries concurring with a draft agreement on the prohibition of nuclear weapons in 2017.
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