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And the winner is: International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

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October 06, 2017 14:49


The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided to award the Nobel Peace Prize for 2017 to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN).


The organization is receiving the award for its work to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons and for its ground-breaking efforts to achieve a treaty-based prohibition of such weapons.


The average age of the winners so far is 61, with the youngest by some margin being Malala Yousafzai who was just 14 when she won in 2014. Of the 104 individuals who have won a prize, just 16 have been women.

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