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Reading G20 Reactions to the Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty


January 17, 2018
By Thu-An Pham

On October 6, 2017, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN)—a young and relatively little-known civil society organization. The Norwegian Nobel Committee selected ICAN as the recipient of the prize, in part, for the campaign’s “ground-breaking efforts to achieve a treaty-based prohibition of [nuclear] weapons.” The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons was concluded in July 2017, when 122 countries voted to approve it. Currently, fifty-six states have signed the treaty, and Guyana, the Holy See, and Thailand have ratified it.
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