Beatrice Fihn

Executive Director
International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

Beatrice Fihn has worked with disarmament issues and multilateral negotiations since 2006. She is currently the Executive Director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) where she is managing the campaign consisting of more than 468 NGOs working together to achieve a treaty banning nuclear weapons. Ms. Fihn has lead the campaign since 2013 and has worked to mobilize civil society throughout the development of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. This includes developing and executing ICAN’s political strategy and fundraising efforts as well as representing the campaign in relation to media and key stakeholders such as governments and the UN. She has written extensively on disarmament processes and civil society engagement. She has a law degree from the University of London. ICAN was awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize for its work; Fihn accepted the Nobel Peace Prize and delivered the Nobel Peace Prize lecture in Oslo on behalf of the campaign.



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