The 2017 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded Friday to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons.
The Norwegian Nobel Committee said ICAN was 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.”
Nobel committee president Berit Reiss-Andersen praised the work of ICAN at a time when tensions remain high over North Korea’s nuclear weapons testing and as the Iran nuclear deal has been called into question by US President Donald Trump.
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