ICAN Accepts the Nobel Peace Prize
Watch as Executive Director Beatrice Fihn and Hiroshima survivor Setsuko Thurlow accept the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of ICAN.
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The Nobel Lecture
Beatrice Fihn speaks during the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony on Dec. 10, 2017 in Oslo.
The Nobel Lecture
Setsuko Thurlow, a survivor of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima delivers remarks.
The Award
Setsuko and Beatrice accept the Nobel Peace Prize medal and diploma.
It is the firm conviction of the Norwegian Nobel Committee that ICAN, more than anyone else, has in the past year given the efforts to achieve a world without nuclear weapons a new direction and new vigour.
2017 Award Ceremony
"Don't Give Up. Keep pushing!"
The Nobel Lecture was delivered by ICAN Executive Director Beatrice Fihn and campaigner and atomic bomb survivor, Setsuko Thurlow. Watch the lectures.
Beatrice Fihn
Executive Director of ICAN
Beatrice Fihn is the Executive Director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize-winning campaign coalition that works to prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons.

Previously, Beatrice managed the disarmament programme at the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom and the Reaching Critical Will project and worked for the Geneva Centre for Security Policy. She has a law degree from the University of London.

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Setsuko Thurlow
Hiroshima survivor and ICAN campaigner
Setsuko Thurlow was a 13-year-old schoolgirl when the United States dropped an atomic bomb on her city, Hiroshima. Today, she is a leading figure in the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). Her powerful speeches have inspired countless individuals around the world to take action for disarmament.

She was instrumental in the creation of the landmark Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, adopted in July 2017 with the support of 122 nations. For decades, she has warned governments that inaction is not an option: nuclear weapons must be totally eliminated if we are to ensure that no other city ever suffers the same fate as hers.

Setsuko's courageous advocacy, sharp analysis and deep conviction make her a formidable opponent to all who claim that these ultimate weapons of mass destruction are legitimate instruments of defence. A living witness to the horrors of nuclear war, she has contributed enormously to the success of ICAN over the past decade.

On the morning of October 6, 2017, Beatrice Fihn, the Executive Director of ICAN, received an unexpected phone call.
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