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ICAN wins Nobel Peace Prize


Oslo, October 6- Nuclear disarmament group ICAN won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for its decade-long campaign to rid the world of the atomic bomb as nuclear-fuelled crises swirl over North Korea and Iran.
”The organisation is 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,” said Norway’s Nobel committee president Berit Reiss-Andersen.
ICAN: staunch campaigners for an end to nuclear weapons
GENEVA: With the nuclear threat at its most acute in decades, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, which on Friday won the Nobel Peace Prize, is urgently pressing to consign the bomb to history.
The Geneva-based organisation, known by the acronym ICAN, has for the past decade been sounding the alarm over the massive dangers posed by nuclear weapons and campaigning for a global ban.
It secured a significant victory in July this year when the United Nations adopted a new treaty outlawing nuclear weapons.
But with actual disarmament of the world’s nuclear arsenal likely still far off, ICAN is not resting on its laurels.
“We’re not done yet...The job isn’t done until nuclear weapons are gone,” ICAN chief Beatrice Fihn told AFP this week.

 

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Sec 307 against Akalis stands: Jakhar
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MLA: Unaware of pic at police station
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Raje govt refers controversial bill to select committee

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DNA test order for kin of 39 missing in Iraq

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