The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, “ICAN” wins the Nobel Peace Prize.
The Group, a coalition of disarmament activists, has been honored for its work to advance the Negotiations that led to the treaty, which was reached in July at the United Nations.
The leader of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, made the announcement in Oslo, Norway, and said the decision had a solid grounding in the will of the award’s founder Alfred Nobel.
The Norwegian Nobel Committee’s choice amounted to a blunt rejoinder to the World’s Nine Nuclear-Armed Powers, which Boycotted the negotiations and denounced the treaty as a naïve and dangerous diversion.
The Nobel Peace Prize, worth 1.10 Million Dollar, will be presented in Oslo on December 10.