Nobel Peace Prize

16.12.2017

ICAN in Oslo

ICAN in Oslo

Last weekend, ICAN were in Oslo to collect their Nobel Peace Prize.  Ralf Schlesener took photos for Pressenza and ICAN at events and behind the scenes at the various activities that took place.  We present a selection of his work here. More of Ralf’s photos can be found… »

10.12.2017

Nobel lecture: Nuclear weapons signify not a country’s elevation to greatness, but its descent to the darkest depths of depravity

Nobel lecture: Nuclear weapons signify not a country’s elevation to greatness, but its descent to the darkest depths of depravity

Today, Sunday, 10th of December, 2017, ICAN received the Nobel Peace Prize for their work in securing a treaty on the prohibition of nuclear weapons.  Setsuko Thurlow, survivor of the Hiroshima bomb on the 6th of August 1945 gave half of the Nobel Lecture, recounting the horrifying… »

10.12.2017

Nobel Lecture: We must reclaim the freedom to not live our lives as hostages to imminent annihilation

Nobel Lecture: We must reclaim the freedom to not live our lives as hostages to imminent annihilation

Today, Sunday, 10th of December, 2017, ICAN received the Nobel Peace Prize for their work in securing a treaty on the prohibition of nuclear weapons.  Beatrice Fihn, executive director of the network gave half of the Nobel Lecture. Your Majesties, Members of the Norwegian Nobel Committee,… »

09.12.2017

Three more countries sign the Nuclear Ban Treaty

Three more countries sign the Nuclear Ban Treaty

Yesterday, Friday 8th of December, three more countries formally signed the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in a ceremony at the UN in New York. Jamaica, St Vincent and the Grenadines, and Namibia join 53 other countries as signatories.  Three countries have ratified the Treaty and deposited their… »

01.12.2017

Nuclear weapons states to boycott Nobel Peace Prize ceremony

Nuclear weapons states to boycott Nobel Peace Prize ceremony

AFP have reported that ambassadors of nuclear weapons states, with the exception of Russia and Israel, will boycott the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony, due to take place in Oslo, Norway, on the 10th of December in which ICAN (the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons) will formally… »

16.10.2017

Interview with Tim Wright at the Humanitarian Disarmament Forum

Interview with Tim Wright at the Humanitarian Disarmament Forum

Interview with Tim, Asia-Pacific Director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), which won the Nobel Peace Prize for 2017, recorded at the Humanitarian Disarmament Campaign Forum in NYC on October 14, 2017  @nuclearban @TimMilesWright… »

10.10.2017

Susi Snyder, ICAN: “This is a chance to put the human first!”

Susi Snyder, ICAN: “This is a chance to put the human first!”

During the meeting for the 2017 Golden Doves for peace event, held in Rome on October 10, and now in its XXXIIIrd edition, we had the honour of meeting Susi Snyder, member of the International Steering Board of ICAN, this year’s Nobel Peace Prize winner. We… »

10.10.2017

Nobel Peace Prize 2017: International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN)

Nobel Peace Prize 2017: International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN)

By Richard Falk Finally, the committee in Oslo that picks a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize each year selected in 2017 an awardee that is a true embodiment of the intended legacy of Alfred Nobel when he established the prize more than a century ago. It is also a… »

09.10.2017

The African Union welcomes the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to ICAN

The African Union welcomes the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to ICAN

Addis Ababa, 7 October 2017: The Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, welcomes the awarding of the 2017 Nobel Prize for Peace to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). He congratulates ICAN, and expresses AU’s profound appreciation for its decade-long… »

09.10.2017

Nobel Peace Prize 2017: Law and morality versus violent geopolitics

Nobel Peace Prize 2017: Law and morality versus violent geopolitics

By Richard Falk Professor emeritus of international law at Princeton University and University of California, Santa Barbara, board member of The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation and TFF Associate since 1985 Finally, the committee in Oslo that picks a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize each year selected in 2017… »

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