Nobel Peace Prize -2017 won by International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN)
International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) an NGOs was chosen
for the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize on 6 October 2017 for its efforts to abolish
International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) is a
coalition of non-governmental organisations from over 100 countries around the
Its headquarters is located in Geneva ,Switzerland.
ICAN describes itself as a coalition of grass roots
non-government groups in more than 100 nations. It began in Australia and was
officially launched in Vienna in 2007.
It is presently led by Beatrice Fihn.
According to the prize committee ICAN has been the leading
civil society actor in the effort to achieve a prohibition of nuclear weapons
under international law.
It was chosen for this prestigious 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.