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Back in 2005, former obstetrician Datuk Dr Ronald McCoy suggested the idea to his peers in the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), to start a coalition called the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). Fast forward to 2017, ICAN is now a coalition of 468 NGOs spread throughout 100 countries. A significant achievement for ICAN came in July this year, when the United Nations adopted ICAN's treaty to ban nuclear weapons. ICAN was announced in October to be the winner of the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize. Uma and Ezra sit down with Dr McCoy to talk about his journey in his advocacy for nuclear disarmament.
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