Nobel Peace Prize 2015: Tunisia

After the Arab Spring honored. A quartet of Tunisian Mediation received in Oslo (Norway) on Friday, the Nobel Peace Prize for his work in favor of stability after the popular uprising that saw the departure of President Ben Ali and the restoration of democracy. This quartet, consisting of the UGTT trade union, the employers’ organization Utica, the Tunisian Human Rights League and the Bar Association, the successor to the Malala Yousafzai Pakistani and Indian Kailash Satyarthi, “Nobel” for their fight against the oppression of children and the right to education for all.

The award of this prize is an “encouragement to the Tunisian people,” said the committee at the time of the announcement of the prize. “What happened in Tunisia has laid the foundations of a democratic society. The Nobel Committee hopes that this example will be followed,” he added.

273 candidates

Tunisian quartet stood out among 273 candidates. Among the favorites this year included German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Pope Francis, the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) or the Eritrean priest Mussie Zerai, award-winning in 1954, or the survivors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki while commemorated the 70th anniversary of the dropping of atomic bombs on the two Japanese cities.

Apart from the prestige that represents this award, the recipient receives from the committee a medal, a diploma and a check for 8 million Swedish kronor (about 855,000 euros).

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