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Posted by on Oct 12, 2017 in General News

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

Canadian Voice of Women for Peace (VOW) is so excited to announce that the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2017.  VOW is a proud and long time partner organization to ICAN.

On Friday October 6th from Oslo, Norway: “The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided to award the Nobel Peace Prize for 2017 to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). The organization is receiving the award 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.”

What a wonderful and well deserved tribute to all who have worked so diligently and effectively. However, as Tim Wright tweeted, “The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons is the real prize, the Nobel is just icing on the cake.”

 

While, we are still a very long way from realizing the elimination nuclear weapons, this recognition will serve to energize our efforts. The following are Canadian partner organizations in ICAN so in spite of the stance that our government has taken we have reason to be proud of what has been achieved. And, of course, we have the leadership of Setsuko Thurlow, Ray Acheson, Allison Pytlak, Erin Hunt and Cesar Jaramillo who have contributed so much to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons and to the ban treaty negotiations.

  • Anglican Church of Canada
  • Canadian Pugwash Group
  • Canadian Quakers
  • Green Party of Canada
  • Hamilton City Council
  • Peace Watch Unitarians
  • Physicians for Global Survival
  • Powell River City Council
  • Religious Society of Friends
  • Rideau Institute / Ceasefire.ca
  • Saskatchewan Council for International Cooperation
  • Saskatchewan Medical Association
  • Science for Peace
  • Vision GRAM-International
  • Voice of Women Nova Scotia
  • Canadian Voice of Women for Peace