International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons Wins Nobel Peace Prize

Friday 1439/1/16 - 2017/10/06
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OSLO, Norway, Muharram 16, 1439, Oct 6, 2017, SPA -- The Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to an organization seeking to eliminate nuclear weapons through an international treaty-based prohibition.
The Norwegian Nobel Committee on Friday announced the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons as winner of the $1.1 million prize.
The Geneva-based organization ICAN "has been a driving force in prevailing upon the world's nations to pledge to cooperate ... in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons," committee chairwoman Berit Reiss-Andersen said in the announcement.
Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Walsstrom said that giving the prize to ICAN was "well-deserved and timely."
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