2017 Nobel Peace Prize

VERTIC congratulates the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) for being awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize.

In raising awareness amongst citizens all over the world as to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons, ICAN is a deserving recipient.

In congratulating ICAN, we take this opportunity to also highlight the work undertaken by survivors of the nuclear bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Credit ought also be given to Austria, Mexico and Norway in furthering our understanding of the consequences of the threat of use or actual use of nuclear weapons, through hosting a series of international conferences that in turn strengthened ICAN's work.

As VERTIC, we will continue to work towards a shared understanding of the political and technical challenges of comprehensive disarmament; of the need to ensure that nuclear materials are only used for peaceful purposes; and, for a future disarmament process that is transparent, irreversible and verifiable.

 

Last changed: Oct 06 2017 at 2:53 PM

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