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Help Remove Landmines From the Path of Peace in Colombia
[Norwaynews] [12.05.2016, 08:30pm, Thu. GMT]
Ferney Cifuentes, like so many Colombian children from his area, was helping his father herd cattle in Montecristo in January 2015 when a violent blast lifted the Earth and sent shrapnel flying.

The 14-year-old had stepped on a landmine. His death -- tragically -- was not unique. More than 11,000 Colombians have been wounded or killed by landmines and other unexploded ordnance in the past quarter century.

Landmines are singularly dangerous because they can lay dormant for years, only to kill and maim innocent people without warning. In Colombia last year, 285 people, including 40 children, were killed by landmines, a toll surpassed only by Afghanistan. At current mine clearance rates, decades will pass before the country is mine free.
Nobel Peace Prize
Tunisian Nobel laureates call for fight against terrorism, Palestine solution
[Norwaynews] [11.12.2015, 06:35pm, Fri. GMT]
The National Dialogue Quartet, winners of the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize, were presented with this prestigious award at a solemn ceremony held Thursday in Oslo City Hall, with attendance of King Harald of Norway and the Norwegian government. In their remarks, Houcine Abassi (Tunisian General Labour Union, UGTT), Mohamed Fadhel Ben Mahfoudh (Tunisian Order of Lawyers, ONAT), Abdessattar Ben Moussa (Tunisian Human Rights League, LTDH) and Wided Bouchamaoui (Tunisian Confederation of Industry, Trade and Handcrafts, UTICA) affirmed that the Nobel Prize is a tribute to the Tunisian Revolution and an inspiration to all the peoples of the world, urging them to claim their legitimate rights.
Tunisian democracy group wins Nobel Peace Prize
[Norwaynews] [09.10.2015, 11:32am, Fri. GMT]
A Tunisian democracy group won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for its contributions to the first and most successful Arab Spring movement. The Norwegian Nobel Committee cited the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet “for its decisive contribution to the building of a pluralistic democracy” in the North African country following its 2011 revolution.
'A Beautiful Mind' Mathematician John Nash and his Wife Killed in NJ Car Crash
[Norwaynews] [24.05.2015, 08:16pm, Sun. GMT]
Nobel prize-winning mathematician John F. Nash Jr, 86, and his wife Alicia, 82, whose lives were the basis of the Oscar-winning film A Beautiful Mind, were killed yesterday in a car accident on the New Jersey Turnpike. NJ.com reports that the crash occurred when the couple's taxi collided with a guard rail after the driver lost control.
Kailash Satyarthi's Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech: Full Text
[Norwaynews] [11.12.2014, 07:35am, Thu. GMT]
India's Kailash Satyarthi was conferred the Nobel Peace Prize at a function in Oslo, Norway on Wednesday. Mr Satyarthi also addressed the gathering at the function. Here is the full text of Mr Satyarthi's speech. Let Us Globalise Compassion, and Set Our Children Free......My dear children of the world...Your Majesties, Your Royal Highnesses, Excellencies, distinguished members of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, dear brother Tom Harkin, brothers and sisters, a and my dear daughter Malala.

Indo-Pak, Hindu-Muslim 'champions of peace' receive Nobel Peace Prize
[Norwaynews] [10.12.2014, 02:38pm, Wed. GMT]
Indo-Pak, Hindu-Muslim 'champions of peace' received the Nobel Peace Prize for 2014 for their pioneering work on promoting child rights in the troubled sub-continent, as they made an impassioned plea to globalise compassion. "A young girl and a somewhat older man, one from Pakistan and one from India, one Muslim, the other Hindu; both symbols of what the world needs: more unity. Fraternity between the nations!," he added.
Nobel Prize Important for Millions of Children
[Norwaynews] [09.12.2014, 02:00pm, Tue. GMT]
India's Kailash Satyarthi and Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai said the Nobel peace prize gives them tremendous opportunity in their fight and struggle for children’s rights. "Even if one single child is in danger then the entire world is in danger," Mr Satyarthi said in Oslo at a joint press conference with Malala on the eve of the award ceremony. "This prize is very important for millions and millions of children who have been denied their childhood. As I am talking to you there are millions of children who are denied this freedom, we need to work for them," he said.
Strong international team to make the Nobel Peace Prize exhibition
[Norwaynews] [13.11.2014, 09:35am, Thu. GMT]
The award winning American photographer Lynsey Addario and the BBC World’s chief correspondent Lyse Doucet will, together with the Nobel Peace Center, create the Nobel Peace Prize exhibition 2014 on Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi. The laureates open the exhibition entitled “Malala & Kailash” in Oslo on 11 December.
Call for Liu Xiaobo's Freedom by Nobel Peace Laureates and Human Rights Groups
[Norwaynews] [13.10.2014, 07:38am, Mon. GMT]
In an open letter that Nobel Peace Prize Laureates together with major human-rights organizations addressed to the United Nations and the European Union today called for the immediate release of Dr. Liu Xiaobo, 2010 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, currently in prison in China and the lifting of the severe restrictions against his spouse, Liu Xia, well known poet and artist. Mairead Maguire, Arch. Desmond Tutu, Jody Williams, and Shirin Ebadi expressed their strong indignation regarding the continuous imprisonment of Liu Xiaobo and their dismay for the situation of Liu Xia who is still under house arrest, in absence of any legal grounds.
Prime Minister congratulates Nobel Peace Prize winners
[Norwaynews] [11.10.2014, 09:35am, Sat. GMT]
Congratulate this year’s Nobel Peace Prize laureates, Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai. Their engagement in efforts to safeguard children’s rights, in particular their right to education, is an inspiration to us all, Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg said. ‘Children’s rights, and in particular the right of girls to education, is a topic close to my heart. Safeguarding children’s rights is one of the greatest challenges of our time and one of the Norwegian Government’s top priorities. An education is the most important thing we can give our children.
Norway shuns Dalai Lama
[Norwaynews] [08.05.2014, 07:08pm, Thu. GMT]
Norway's decision to ignore the Dalai Lama's visit to Oslo this week to avoid upsetting China has drawn criticism in a country that considers itself a beacon of human rights in the world. Unlike on his previous visits to Norway, no government officials will meet the Tibetan spiritual leader and 1989 Nobel Peace Prize laureate during his three-day stay that started on Wednesday.
Children celebrate the Peace Prize laureates
[Norwaynews] [09.12.2015, 03:54am, Wed. GMT]
Save the Children’s Peace Prize Party is a show made by children and for children. 12 twelve year olds are hosting the party, and they will both meet and salute the Peace Prize laureates, and interview them on stage. It is set for a personal meeting between Norwegian children and the four Tunisian organizations inside the Nobel Peace Center.
Nobel winners urge Obama to press Xi on jailed laureate
[Norwaynews] [24.09.2015, 08:22am, Thu. GMT]
Washington, D.C.: Freedom Now released a letter sent by a dozen Nobel Peace Prize Laureates to President Barack Obama on September 2, 2015, urging him to call publicly for the release of Liu Xiaobo and Liu Xia. The letter states: "We are writing as your fellow Nobel Peace Prize Laureates to ask that you call publicly on the Government of China to release from house arrest Liu Xia, the wife our imprisoned fellow Laureate Dr. Liu Xiaobo, and to allow her to travel abroad for medical treatment as she has requested.
Norway's Nobel Peace Prize committee replaces chairman following change of power in parliament
[Norwaynews] [04.03.2015, 11:33am, Wed. GMT]
The Nobel Peace Prize awarding Norwegian Nobel Committee has elected a new chairman to replace Thorbjoern Jagland, whose six-year tenure has been lined with controversies. The former labor politician was replaced Tuesday by the panel's deputy chairman, Kaci Kullmann Five, a former conservative party leader. The replacement follows changes in Norway's government after the 2013 elections. The composition of the committee reflects the power structure in Norway's Parliament which appoints the members.
Norwegian police sorry for ‘security breach’ at Nobel ceremony
[Norwaynews] [10.12.2014, 06:56pm, Wed. GMT]
Norwegian police has admitted security flaws and issued an apology after a Mexican asylum seeker stormed the stage during the Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony on Wednesday. “This is a security breach for which we apologize. This should not have happened,” Oslo Police District inspector Johan Fredriksen told reporters following the incident.
Nobel Peace Prize ceremony disrupted by Mexican flag protest
[Norwaynews] [10.12.2014, 02:22pm, Wed. GMT]
A man holding the Mexican flag is led away by Norwegian security official after attempting to get on stage with Nobel Peace Prize winners Malala Yousafzai from Pakistan and Kailash Yousafzai from India during the Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony in Oslo, Norway. The Nobel Peace Prize is being shared between malala Yousafzai, the 17 years old Taliban attack survivor, and the youngest Nobel Prize winner ever, and Indian children’s rights activist Kailash Satyarthi in a Ceremony in Oslo, Norway.
Malala invites rape survivor to Nobel ceremony
[Norwaynews] [01.12.2014, 04:26pm, Mon. GMT]
Rights activist Malala Yousafzai has invited rape survivor Kainat Soomro with her father to the Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony scheduled to be held on Dec.10 in Oslo, Norway. Kainat said she was surprised to receive a call from Malala, who encouraged her to continue to pursue her studies. “Apart from that she asked me to come to Oslo when the prize distribution ceremony takes place,” Kainat added. She quoted Malala as saying that she would be honoured to have her there.
Telenor and Nobel Peace Center sign new five-year collaboration
[Norwaynews] [28.10.2014, 03:29pm, Tue. GMT]
Telenor and the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo have signed a five year contract worth NOK 15 million. Telenor continues its long and dedicated support as main sponsor of the Nobel Peace Center. “Involved and active sponsors are the best a cultural institution can have. We very much appreciate the inspiring collaboration with Telenor, and the many projects we have made together. Telenor have been a faithful partner since the beginning ten years ago, and we are happy to continue working closely together for another five years,” says Bente Erichsen, Executive Director of the Nobel Peace Center.
INTERPOL congratulates joint Nobel Peace Prize winners from India and Pakistan
[Norwaynews] [11.10.2014, 09:47am, Sat. GMT]
Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai put forward by INTERPOL as Turn Back Crime ambassadors. On behalf of the international law enforcement community, INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble has congratulated India’s Kailash Satyarthi  and Pakistan’s Malala Yousafzai after they jointly won the Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts to improve the rights of children. Child education activist Malala Yousafzai, aged 17, was shot in the head by Taliban gunmen in Pakistan in 2012 for advocating the rights of girls to be educated.
Liu Xiaobo exhibition at the Nobel Peace Center
[Norwaynews] [02.06.2014, 11:24am, Mon. GMT]
Wednesday, 4 June is the 25th anniversary of the Chinese government’s crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrations in Beijing's Tiananmen Square. This week the Nobel Peace Center opens an exhibition on the Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010 for his long-standing, non-violent advocacy of human rights in China. The exhibition, entitled 2010 Liu Xiaobo, tells the story of the only Nobel Peace Prize laureate currently being held in detention. The exhibition features texts in Chinese, English and Norwegian.
Dalai Lama in Norway
[Norwaynews] [08.05.2014, 06:27am, Thu. GMT]
The Dalai Lama arrived Wednesday in Norway for a three-day visit marking the 25th anniversary of winning the Nobel Peace Prize, an award he described as a "blessing". The exiled spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhists, who has visited Norway several times since the 1989 award, will however not meet with members of the Norwegian government. Oslo has said a meeting with the Dalai Lama could harm efforts to improve relations with China.
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