Based out of Geneva, ICAN is a coalition of over 400 non-governmental organizations from 101 different countries across the world.
"The organisation is receiving the award for its work to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons and for its ground-breaking efforts to achieve a treaty-based prohibition of such weapons," said Norway's Nobel committee president Berit Reiss-Andersen.
ICAN is a coalition of non-governmental organizations from around 100 different countries across the world.
The Norwegian Nobel Committee will announce the winner of the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo on Friday.
The noted child rights activist said the law enacted to protect minors from sexual offences is not being properly enforced.
Nobel Peace Prize winner Mother Teresa founded the Missionaries of Charity and spent 45-years serving the poor, the sick, the orphaned, and the dying on the streets of Kolkata. Mother Teresa died at the age of 87 in Kolkata in 1997.
The annual award by the prestigious university is given to an individual whose works and deeds have served to improve the quality of lives and have inspired us to greater heights. Satyarthi is the first Indian to have been given this award.
The Quartet paved the way for a peaceful dialogue between the citizens, the political parties and the authorities and helped to find consensus-based solutions to a wide range of challenges across political and religious divides.
Modi is ranked 5th on the 2015 roster of 'World's Greatest Leaders' with Satyarthi coming in at the 28th spot. The list has been topped by Apple CEO Tim Cook.
"On behalf of Michelle, myself and all Americans, I want to congratulate Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi on winning the Nobel Peace Prize. Today's announcement is a victory for all who strive to uphold the dignity of every human being," Obama said in a statement.
Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai have won the 2014 Nobel Prize for Peace. Malala is a Pakistani girl who was shot by the Taliban for advocating education for girls. Satyarth is a human rights activist who has been at the forefront of the global movement to end child slavery.
A Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head by the Taliban for advocating girls' education has undergone successful surgery at a British hospital to reconstruct her skull and help restore lost hearing.
Tens of thousands of Britons called on the government on Friday to nominate Malala Yousufzai, a Pakistani girl shot in the head by the Taliban for advocating girls' education, for the Nobel Peace Prize.
The European Union won the Nobel Peace Prize for its long-term role in uniting the continent, the Norwegian Nobel Committee said on Friday, an award seen as morale boost for the bloc as it struggles to resolve its debt crisis.
The Nobel Peace Prize committee is tightening security to prevent eavesdroppers on decisions that can infuriate the powerful.
Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi announced in Britain on Tuesday that she was prepared to take the helm as the leader of her people, the strongest signal yet she saw herself as someone who could lead her country one day.
The party of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi won Myanmar's weekend by-elections by a landslide, claiming all but one of the vacant seats and clearing the way for the former political prisoner to enter parliament in a historic vote that could lead the West to end sanctions.
Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi won a seat in the country's lower house of parliament on Sunday after defeating her two rival candidates in a by-election in her constituency, the main opposition party said.
Myanmar votes on Sunday in its third election in half a century, a crucial test of its nascent reform credentials that could propel opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi into parliament and convince the West to end sanctions.
Tibet's Buddhist leader the Dalai Lama has won the 2012 Templeton Prize worth USD 1.7 million for his work affirming the spiritual dimension of life, the U.S.-based John Templeton Foundation said on Thursday.
Three women who have campaigned for rights and an end to violence in Liberia and Yemen, including Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, the head of the Norwegian Nobel Committee said.
Spain's second-biggest poetry prize has been awarded this year to a volume honouring unsung heroines including Irena Sendler, who saved 2,500 Jewish children by smuggling them out of the Warsaw Ghetto.
Bangladesh began on Wednesday investigating allegations that Nobel Prize winning microlender Grameen bank had illegally diverted aid funds after a Norwegian television documentary cast doubts about its tax records.