11 Dec 2017

Nobel Peace Prize timely for campaign to ban nuclear weapons

From , 4:03 pm on 11 December 2017

A long-time anti-nuclear advocate Vanessa Griffen says Pacific Island states have an important, ongoing role to play in the campaign to rid the world of nuclear weapons.

Her comment comes following the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons.
The Campaign, a coalition of NGOs, organised the nuclear weapons treaty that was adopted in July by 122 states, including six pacific countries, in the UN General Assembly.

Dr Griffen, a Pacific-based researcher and writer, told Johnny Blades that it was timely that the Campaign was being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

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