The Nobel peace prize was awarded to the International campaign for the elimination of nuclear weapons
The award was given to the Commonwealth non-governmental organizations from more than 100 countries.
Moscow. 6 Oct. INTERFAX.RU the Nobel peace prize in 2017 was awarded to the International campaign for the elimination of nuclear weapons (International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, ICAN), reported on the website of the award.
The award recognises the work of this organization to bring attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons and for its innovative efforts to achieve a ban on such weapons on the basis of contracts.
The Nobel Committee said that ICAN is a partnership of non-governmental organizations from more than 100 countries.
BREAKING NEWS The 2017 Nobel Peace Prize is awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) @nuclearban #NobelPrize pic.twitter.com/I5PUiQfFzs
— The Nobel Prize (@NobelPrize) October 6, 2017
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For this prestigious award in 2017 claimed 318 candidates, including 215 and 103 of the organization.
Last year’s winner of the Nobel peace prize has become the Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, signed a peace Treaty, which ended the lasted more than 50 years of civil war in the country.
In the twenty-first century the Nobel peace prize was the European Union (2012), President Barack Obama (2009), Vice President al Gore (2007) and an American politician, founder of the center of his name, Jimmy Carter (in 2002). The majority of Nobel peace laureates — 17 — Americans, 11 British. In 1990, the award was given to the first and only President of the USSR Mikhail Gorbachev.