International Campaign To Abolish Nuclear Weapons

Nobel Peace Prize 2017 Awarded to International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

The International Campaign To Abolish Nuclear Weapons has been awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize.

According to Telegraph report, the Norwegian committee that chooses the winner sorted through more than 300 nominations for this year’s award, which recognises both accomplishments and intentions.

The prize announcement was made in Oslo on Friday morning, culminating a week in which Nobel laureates have been named in medicine, physics, chemistry and literature.

The Norwegian Nobel Committee does not release names of those it considers for the prize, but said 215 individuals and 103 organisations had been nominated.

The five members of Norway’s Nobel committee unveiled their choice at 10am in what is traditionally an eagerly-anticipated award handed out during the foundation’s prize-giving week.

Lawmakers, cabinet ministers, former laureates and university professors are among the thousands of people around the world entitled to suggest candidates for the Peace Prize.

The award is announced in October, but is always handed out on December 10 – the anniversary of Alfred Nobel’s death.

This year’s Nobel prizes for physics, chemistry, medicine and literature have already been announced – all going to men.

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