The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) was awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize “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”. A coalition of 532 non-governmental organizations in 103 countries, ICAN works to promote the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, a landmark global treaty adopted in New York on 7 July 2017. Peace Boat has worked closely with ICAN since its early years, and serves as its anchor in Japan. We are one of the ten organizations forming ICAN’s International Steering Group.
Visit the ICAN website here.