ICAN and the Nobel Peace Prize
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute
1g Royal Parade
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The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) was founded in Melbourne in 2007, and is now a diverse coalition of non-governmental organisations in 100 countries promoting the United Nations nuclear weapon ban treaty. ICAN has just been awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize. Since inception, ICAN have worked to build a global groundswell of public opposition to nuclear weapons. This seminar will explore the humanitarian focus of the work towards nuclear weapons prohibition and abolition, and the history of this Melbourne-born campaign, including the pivotal role of Aboriginal Australian survivors of nuclear testing. This seminar will also note the progress over the past decade, and share highlights from the Nobel Peace Prize celebrations in Oslo.