Anti-Nuclear Weapon Group Wins Nobel Peace Prize

Man and woman holding nuclear agreement.
ICAN executive director Beatrice Fihn works with world leaders such as Thai United Nations ambassador Thani Thongphakdi in an effort to ban nuclear weapons.

“And the award goes to…” On December 10th, the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony will be held in Norway. The prize is handed out to those who work for peace around the world.

Malala Yousafzai won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014. She was just seventeen. Malala is well known for her commitment to education. When she was eleven, she started her fight for equality. Malala promises to continue. In her Nobel speech, she said won’t stop until there is “peace in every corner of the world.”

Martin Luther King won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. He worked for equality for African Americans in the United States. One reason King was extra special to the Nobel Committee is because he refused to be violent. He believed that it takes love to rid the world of hate.

This year, the winners are the members of ICAN. ICAN stands for the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. Nuclear weapons are very powerful weapons. ICAN wants to get rid of them. They have gotten many countries to promise to help rid the world of nuclear weapons. This will help make the world a more peaceful place.

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