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2017 nobel peace prize: what is ican? | news

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2017 nobel peace prize: what is ican? | news

the geneva-based international campaign to abolish nuclear weapons (ican) will be awarded the 2017 nobel peace prize on december 10.ican has been at the forefront of pushing for an end to the use of nuclear weapons through the united nations treaty on the prohibition of nuclear weapons, which has 50 signatories including brazil, south africa and vietnam to date.the nobel committee cited ican's efforts "for its work to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons, and for its groundbreaking efforts to achieve a treaty-based prohibition on such weapons", in an announcement in oslo, nowary on october 6.ican executive director beatrice fihn told reporters that given the current political atmosphere around the world, the call to ban nuclear weapons is more imperative. "the treaty is meant to make it harder to justify nuclear weapons, to make it uncomfortable for states to continue the status quo, to put more pressure on them," she said.here are some things to know about the winner of this year's nobel peace prize: banning nukesin a landmark resolution, 123 countries voted to start talks on a "legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons" in the first committee of the un general assembly in october 2016.in july, a un conference adopted the 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 un ...