ICAN's International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons Awarded Noble Peace Prize
October 7 , 2017
Noble Committee has recognized the hard work done by ICAN (The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons) “to stigmatise, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons” and rewarded the organization with this year’s Noble Peace prize. ICAN is reportedly a coalition of multiple grassroot NGOs that work in more than hundred countries. Reports say that 2017 Noble Peace Prize has been awarded to this organization for drawing attention of the world towards the “catastrophic humanitarian consequences” and thereby achieving “a treaty-based prohibition on such weapons”. Executive director of the ICAN, Beatrice Fihn, said that the time has come for the nuclear-armed states to realize that “it is unacceptable to threaten to kill civilians” in the “name of security”.