International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

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The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons is a global civil society group working to support and promote the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.[1] ICAN was launched in 2007 and counts 541 partner organizations in 103 countries as of 2019.

The campaign 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 ground-breaking efforts to achieve a treaty-based prohibition of such weapons."[2]

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  1. "United Nations Conference to Negotiate a Legally Binding Instrument to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons, Leading Towards their Total Elimination, 27 April to 22 May 2015". Retrieved 2017-11-01.
  2. "The Nobel Peace Prize 2017". Retrieved 6 October 2017.