International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons Awarded 2017 Nobel Peace Prize

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The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) was awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize on October 6.

Referencing escalating nuclear tensions, including weapons testing by North Korea, the Norwegian Nobel Institute said ICAN was recieving the prize for drawing “attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons.” Credit: NRK – Norwegian Public Service Broadcaster via Storyful