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Nobel Peace Prize 2017 Awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN)

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News Release: https://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/2017/press.html
The Nobel Peace Prize for 2017
The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided to award the Nobel Peace Prize for 2017 to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). The organization is receiving the award 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.

We live in a world where the risk of nuclear weapons being used is greater than it has been for a long time. Some states are modernizing their nuclear arsenals, and there is a real danger that more countries will try to procure nuclear weapons, as exemplified by…

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October 8, 2017 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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