ICAN and the Nobel Peace Prize

Seminar/Forum

ICAN and the Nobel Peace Prize

Davis Auditorium
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute

Parkville

1g Royal Parade

Booking not required

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T: (03) 9345 2555

reception@wehi.edu.au

https://www.wehi.edu.au

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.

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