Dutch driven anti-nuclear weapons campaign wins Nobel Peace Prize
The Nobel Peace Prize for this year was awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). Dutch peace organization PAX is a member of ICAN's board and is "one of the driving forces behind ICAN", PAX director Jan Gruiters said to newspaper AD. "This is really a top day."
"This must be celebrate. How we're going to do that, I do not know yet, but this is really a top day", Gruiters said to the newspaper. He watched the announcement at home. "I really thought it would be the White Helmets, who also deserved it. But this is of course fantastic. A huge boost for ICAN and PAX. And it is of course also a call to all states to seriously consider signing the treaty that bans nuclear weapons."
ICAN is a global civil society coalition that helped create the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and is now focused on the full implementation of the treaty and promoting adherence to it.
It’s a great honour to have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of our role in achieving #nuclearban https://t.co/3raxze6iXi— ICAN (@nuclearban) October 6, 2017