Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons receives 2017 Nobel Peace Prize
International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) on Sunday received 2017 Nobel Peace Prize 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'.
The Geneva-based ICAN was launched in 2007 and numbers a total of 468 partner organizations in 101 countries.
ICAN, a coalition of hundreds of NGOs worldwide, has worked for a treaty banning nuclear weapons, which was adopted in July by 122 countries.
Recipients of the Nobel prizes for medicine, physics, chemistry, literature, and economics were receiving their awards at a December 10 ceremony in the Swedish capital, Stockholm.
Each prize is worth 9 million Swedish kronor or about $1.1 million.
The award ceremonies are traditionally held on December 10, the anniversary of the death of Swedish industrialist Alfred Nobel, who endowed the prizes.