Nobel Peace Prize Award to ICAN

ICAN Nobel Peace Prize 2017

Beatrice Fihn, Executive Director ICAN (International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons) and Setsuko Thurlow, ICAN campaigner and Hiroshima survivor, receive the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo on 10 December. 

ICAN (International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons) was awarded the prize for 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 Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons is backed by 122 countries. 

Nuclear Information Service is proud to be a partner of ICAN and you can read our briefing on how the UK and its nuclear weapons programme would be affected if it should ever sign the treaty.  You can read the text of the  Nobel Lecture 2017  delivered by Beatrice Fihn and Setsuko Thurlow and the ceremony can be seen here.