Anti-nuclear weapon campaigner ICAN wins Nobel Peace PrizeStaff Writer | October 6, 2017
The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) won the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize Friday for its "efforts to achieve a treaty-based prohibition of such weapons," the Norwegian Nobel Committee announced.
Award A coalition of non-governmental organizations
Nuclear weapons are not yet subject to any international legal prohibition such as land mines, cluster munitions and biological and chemical weapons face, she said.
"Through its work, ICAN has helped to fill this legal gap."
ICAN, a coalition of non-governmental organizations from around 100 different countries, "has been a driving force in prevailing upon the world's nations to pledge to cooperate with all relevant stakeholders in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons," Reiss-Andersen said. ■