International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons says global nonproliferation regime has failed and weapons pose ‘an existential threat’ to humanity

The winner of the 2017 Nobel peace prize, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, has written an open letter to Malcolm Turnbull urging the Australian government to sign the nascent global treaty to outlaw nuclear weapons.

Ican, founded in Melbourne in 2007, was last month named as the 2017 Nobel peace laureate for its “groundbreaking efforts to achieve a treaty-based prohibition” of all nuclear weapons.

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