Nobel Peace Prize Goes to Anti-Nuclear Campaign ICAN
Maybe next year, Pope Francis. The Nobel Committee announced today that 2017’s Peace Prize laureate is the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. The grassroots disarmament coalition advocated for the first U.N. treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons, adopted by 122 nations in July, but boycotted by the U.S. and other nuclear-armed states. The prize, which will be officially awarded Dec. 10, is a bid to put disarmament back in the public eye at a time when, the committee warns, the risk of nuclear weapons being used is escalating.