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WILPF International partner ICAN wins 2017 Nobel Peace Prize

We are delighted to say that The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) has won the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize. This comes after The Nuclear Ban Treaty was passed on 7th July and opened up to signatures 20th September earlier this year, a feat we worked alongside ICAN to achieve as part of the International Campaign Against Nuclear Weapons.

A huge win for disarmament campaigners around the world, Beatrice Fihn, executive director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, said how she first thought the announcement was a prank.

Fihn has said this “sends a message to all nuclear-armed states and all states that continue to rely on nuclear weapons for security that it is unacceptable behaviour … We can’t threaten to indiscriminately slaughter hundreds of thousands of civilians in the name of security. That’s not how you build security.”

You can read ICAN’s full statement here.

Well done ICAN!!

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