Nobel Peace Prize 2017 | International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons – ICAN

“It is a great honour to have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2017 in recognition of our role in achieving the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. This historic agreement, adopted on 7 July with the backing of 122 nations, offers a powerful, much-needed alternative to a world in which threats of mass destruction are allowed to prevail and, indeed, are escalating.

The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) is a coalition of non-governmental organizations in one hundred countries. By harnessing the power of the people, we have worked to bring an end to the most destructive weapon ever created – the only weapon that poses an existential threat to all humanity.

This prize is a tribute to the tireless efforts of many millions of campaigners and concerned citizens worldwide who, ever since the dawn of the atomic age, have loudly protested nuclear weapons, insisting that they can serve no legitimate purpose and must be forever banished from the face of our earth.

It is a tribute also to the survivors of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki – the hibakusha – and victims of nuclear test explosions around the world, whose searing testimonies and unstinting advocacy were instrumental in securing this landmark agreement.”

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Colombia’s 2012 – 2016 peace talks | fact sheet #LearningFacts

Several views of the Colombian peace process.

#BBC ==> Colombia peace deal: Historic agreement is signed

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ColombiaReports ==> Colombia’s 2012 – 2016 peace talks | Fact sheet

Colombia’s 2012 – 2016 peace talks | Fact sheet

via Colombia’s 2012 – 2016 peace talks | fact sheet

France24 ==> Colombia, FARC rebels sign historic peace accord

The Guardian UK ==>  Yes or no? After 52-year war, Colombia’s peace with the Farc faces public vote

@CATOInstitute ==> Colombia’s Flawed Peace Plan

The Washington Post ==> Here’s the century-long history behind Colombia’s peace agreement with the FARC

Peace agreement will either ratified or rejected by the Colombian people in a referendum on October 2.

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