Pages tagged "ICAN"

  • Nobel Peace Prize Laureates supports Global Climate Strike

    Statement by 17 Nobel Peace Prize Laureates
    September 20, 2019



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  • 10 things that made 2018 great for the movement to end nuclear weapons

    How do you top winning the Nobel Peace Prize? As we began to look back at 2018, we thought it would be hard to live up to the excitement that that particular award brought us in 2017. But we shouldn’t have worried: nobody took the Nobel Peace Prize as an excuse to sit on their laurels. Instead, we all got straight back to work and used that energy to book some pretty exciting wins this year.

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  • Looking back at ICAN’s first year as a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

    On October 6th, 2017 at a few minutes to 11, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons received an unexpected phone call from Oslo. The message: the campaign had received the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize, for “its work to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons and for its groundbreaking efforts to achieve a treaty-based prohibition of such weapons.”

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  • ICAN congratulates 2018 Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Nadia Murad and Dr Denis Mukwege

    ICAN wishes to congratulate the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize Laureates, Nadia Murad and Dr Denis Mukwege. Both laureates thoroughly deserve this honour through their incredible work to address sexual violence in conflict, and we look forward to working with them as Nobel laureates dedicated to a peaceful world safe from both the threats of nuclear weapons and the use of sexual violence in war, both fundamental violations of international law. The Nobel Committee has rightly chosen to highlight the role of women this year in giving the award to Nadia and Denis, and it is great to see women like Nadia leading on this issue just as they do in the disarmament movement.

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  • 1000 Day Fund: Four new projects launched!

    After winning the Nobel Peace Prize last year, ICAN allocated part of the prize money to kickstart a fund to support initiatives that push towards the entry into force of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Since its launch, the 1000 Day Fund has been supported by generous donations from all across the world and today, we are proud to announce four new projects in collaboration with ICAN-partners from Africa, Latin America and the Asia-Pacific Region.

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  • ICAN receives 2017 Nobel Peace Prize

    This year’s Nobel Peace Prize was presented to ICAN at a ceremony in Oslo, Norway, on 10 December in recognition of our work “to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons” and our “ground-breaking efforts to achieve a treaty-based prohibition of such weapons”.

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