Taranaki test site-and cleanup-area
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ICAN wins Nobel Peace Prize
ICAN, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons has been awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo. ICAN, a not-for-profit NGO which was funded in Melbourne ten years ago, was awarded the prize “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”.
The Campaign is a diverse coalition of 468 non-governmental organisations in 101 countries promoting adherence to and implementation of the United Nations nuclear weapon ban treaty which came into being earlier this year.
ICAN is continuing its appeal for governments to sign and ratify this crucial new international accord without delay, including Australia.