Nobel Peace Prize awarded Malala Yousafzai Pakistan and India Kailash Satyarthi

Nobel Peace Prize winner was the 17-year-old Pakistani human rights activist Malala Yousafzai and activist Kailash Satyarthi.

Kailash Satyarthi

This was announced by the head of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, Thorbjørn Jagland: “The award is assigned to the winners of this year for their tireless struggle against the oppression of children and adolescents and to protect the rights of all children to receive an education, - said in a committee statement. - Children must attend school, their financial exploitation is unacceptable. ”

Originally listed for the Nobel Peace Prize was 231 people and 47 public and international organizations. Including - Russian “Novaya Gazeta”. The most likely candidates Pope and Edward Snowden.

Past two years, the Nobel Peace Prize recipient organization. In 2013 she was awarded the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons in the approved plan for the destruction of chemical weapons in Syria. A year earlier Peace Prize was awarded to the European Union for its contribution to the consolidation of peace and democracy in Europe.

The Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded since 1901 and is the most prestigious international award in the field of socio-political and humanitarian activities. The award is presented to individuals, as well as official and public organizations.

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