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INTERNATIONAL CAMPAIGN AGAINST NUCLEAR WEAPONS AWARDED NOBEL PEACE PRIZE - Media Release, Saturday, 7 October 2017

SENATOR THE HON LISA SINGH

LABOR SENATOR FOR TASMANIA

 

INTERNATIONAL CAMPAIGN AGAINST NUCLEAR WEAPONS AWARDED NOBEL PEACE PRIZE

Labor congratulates the International Campaign Against Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), which has been awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Price for its sustained commitment to the principles of a nuclear weapons-free world.  

As the risk of nuclear threat continues to increase globally, the work of ICAN becomes even more significant.

ICAN was launched in April 2007 at Victoria’s Parliament House, after it was decided that a global campaign was necessary, and possible. 

For the past ten years ICAN has worked to keep the world’s focus on the appalling humanitarian fallout from the use of nuclear weapons as well as marshalling the landmark United Nations treaty prohibiting their use, which opened for signature last month.

SATURDAY, 7 OCTOBER 2017

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