Alfred Nobel wrote in his will that the Nobel Peace Prize should be awarded to people who had worked for the “abolishment or reduction of standing armies”. Since then, many people and organisations have been awarded the Nobel Prize for their work towards disarmament.
Nuclear weapons are a serious threat to our world, and in 2017 the United Nations adopted a convention aimed at completely banning nuclear weapons. This was one of the reasons why the International Campaign for the Abolishment of Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize that same year.
Meet Beatrice Fihn, Executive Director of ICAN, who will participate in a conversation with Carin Klaesson, Curator at Nobel Prize Museum.
The conversation is held in Swedish.
Beatrice Fihn is the Executive Director of ICAN, which received the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize for its work to call attention to the humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons and for its efforts to craft a UN convention on the abolition of nuclear weapons. Beatrice was named by Bloomberg Media as one of the 50 people who contributed the most to changing the global landscape in 2017.