The Norwegian Nobel Committee announced at 1100 on Friday 6th October 2017 that it 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.

For the full press release on the Nobel Prize website, please click here.

Given UWC’s commitment to ‘peace and a sustainable future’, please join us here at UWC Red Cross Nordic in congratulating ICAN for its ongoing commitment to a world without nuclear weapons – and in celebrating the award of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize.

We have again received the honour of being invited by the Nobel Committee to send a delegation of students to the Award Ceremony at Oslo City Hall in December.