This post originally appeared on the CISD website on 9 October 2017.
The Strategic Concept for the Removal of Arms and Proliferation (SCRAP), as a member of ICAN’s coalition of partner organizations, is thrilled that the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) has been awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of its role to achieve the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. SCRAP is a student-led disarmament project developed by the Centre for International Studies & Diplomacy at SOAS University of London. During the negotiations of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, it successfully worked with states to include a preambular clause on General and Complete Disarmament which was adopted as paragraph 16 of the Treaty. SCRAP is now working with a group of like-minded states at the UN to pass a resolution on General and Complete Disarmament.