The recognition of great work accomplished gives us a little hope, plus the excitement and satisfaction knowing the Nobel Peace Prize 2017 was awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, or ICAN.
The award for the campaign, represented in Italy by the Italian Disarmament Network and Senzatomica, which honors the work of hundreds of large and small associations around the world, therefore strongly emphasizes the importance of the commitment of the international civil society in the push for disarmament.
The Nobel Prize has a great political significance. It not only celebrates a result already achieved but gives a strong signal about the steps to follow. While on the one hand, it is clear that the historic, majority vote at the U.N. and the proclamation of a ban on nuclear weapons last year gave a strong and concrete motivation to the Nobel Committee for this assignment, on the other hand, the international political situation tells us that much work has yet to be done.