2 Bangladeshi NGOs partners of Nobel Peace Prize winner ICAN

Two Bangladeshi organisations are partners of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), that won the Nobel Peace Prize of 2017.

The Center for Bangladesh Studies (CBS) and Physicians for Social Responsibility Bangladesh (PSRB) are among the 468 partners of ICAN from 101 countries.

The ICAN is a coalition of grassroots nongovernment groups from more than 100 nations including Bangladesh. It began in Australia and was officially launched in Vienna in 2007.

The CBS, a nonprofit organisation, is a multidisciplinary research, advocacy and public education institution that started in 2013.

It became an ICAN member the following year. It has been conducting research on different social issues, arranging seminars and publishing books and journals.

With the support of ICAN, the CBS published a Bangla book titled Keno Paromanobik Ostro Ekhone Nishiddho Howa Uchit (Why should nuclear weapons be banned right now) in 2014.

Arup Rahee, general secretary of CBS, said his organisation always campaigned for peace and decided to work against use of nuclear weapon.

The PSRB also conducts campaign against use of nuclear weapon.

Kamrul Hasan Khan, president of PSRB, said the Nobel prize was a huge encouragement for them and others who are working everyday for nuclear disarmament.

Source: The Daily Ittefaq