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Beatrice Fihn

1982 - Today

By: Kam Singh | Date Added:

Beatrice Fihn was born on November 16, 1982, in Sweden. She pursued her higher education at University College London, where she obtained a Master’s degree in International Law. Her academic background provided a strong foundation for her career in international disarmament and advocacy. Fihn served as the Executive Director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) from 2013 to 2023. During her tenure, ICAN played a critical role in advocating for the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), leading to its adoption by the United Nations in 2017. This monumental achievement earned ICAN the Nobel Peace Prize in 2017, with Fihn's strategic leadership and advocacy being pivotal in this success. Fihn has been a significant voice in the global disarmament community, speaking at international forums, including the United Nations, and engaging with world leaders to promote nuclear disarmament. She has contributed to various publications on issues related to nuclear disarmament, international security, and humanitarian law. Furthermore, she appeared on numerous international media platforms to discuss the importance of nuclear disarmament. Even after stepping down from her role at ICAN in 2023, Beatrice Fihn continues to influence the fields of disarmament and international law. She remains active in public speaking, consulting on disarmament issues, and supporting various initiatives aimed at promoting global peace and security. Fihn has been recognized globally for her contributions to peace and security, receiving several awards and honors from various international organizations and institutions dedicated to disarmament and humanitarian causes. Her contributions have left a lasting impact on international disarmament efforts and continue to inspire those working towards a world free of nuclear weapons.

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