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Ican: Nobel Peace Prize for anti-nuclear weapons campaign

318 candidates gave it to the Nobel Peace Prize this year. Now you can see who gets him: The International Campaign on nuclear disarmament Ican.

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For "ir work to draw attention to catastrophic humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons", Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded International Campaign on nuclear Disarmament (Ican) with Nobel Peace Prize 2017. Ican tried to make a breakthrough for a contractual ban on such a weapon.

The Oslo jury had to decide this year under 318 candidates – 215 people and 103 organizations had been proposed for price.

The Chairman of Committee, Berit Reiss-Andersen, said that this year's Nobel Peace Prize was also a call to all nuclear Powers, "serious negotiations" with aim of a gradual and "carefully verified annihilation" of nearly 15,000 nuclear weapons in world To begin. became known.

Ceremony on 10 December

Last year, five members of Nobel Committee of Colombia had honored President Juan Manuel Santos. He received Nobel Prize for "his determined efforts to end more than 50 years of civil war in country". A few weeks earlier, Santos and head of leftist FARC guerrilla, Rodrigo Londoño aka "Timoshenko", had signed a peace treaty – after decades of conflict in which more than 220,000 people died and millions were expelled.

Like Nobel Prize in Medicine, physics, chemistry and literature, Nobel Peace Prize, endowed with nine million Swedish kronor (about 940,000 euros), will be awarded on 10 December, anniversary of death of Nobel Prize-winner Alfred Noble. The award is presented – unlike or Nobel Prizes – not in Stockholm, but in Norwegian capital, Oslo.

Why Nobel decided this is not known. In his testament, dynamite inventor stated that award should go to those who "worked most or best for Brorhood of Peoples and abolition or reduction of standing armies."


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