Nominees International Children's Peace Prize announced on Monday 21 September
Archbishop Desmond Tutu is going to announce the final three nominees for the International Children's Peace Prize 2015 on Monday 21st of September. On this date, more information, photo's and video's of the nominees are published on this pressroom.
About the International Children’s Peace Prize
The International Children’s Peace Prize is awarded annually to a child who fights courageously for children’s rights. Each year’s winner has in his or her own way demonstrated tremendous commitment to combating the problems that children face. Every year the message of the new young winner has enormous impact and demonstrates to millions of people globally that change is possible.
The International Children’s Peace Prize is an initiative of Marc Dullaert, founder of the KidsRights Foundation. The prize was launched in 2005 during the Nobel Peace Laureates’ Summit in Rome, chaired by Mikhail Gorbachev. The expert committee of the prize each year receives nominations from countries from all over the world. Very remarkable but often unknown brave children have been discovered through the annual nomination process.
This year, the International Children’s Peace Prize will be awarded for the 11th consecutive year. Ten brave and inspiring children have so far received the prize for their efforts in promoting children’s rights, including Nkosi Johnson who fought for the rights of children with aids and Malala Yousafzai, who won the International Children’s Peace Prize in 2013 and the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014.
This year’s prize had a total of 77 submissions, comprising 38 boys and 39 girls from 39 countries.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu is a patron of the International Children’s Peace Prize and has presented the prize three times. Each year the prize is presented by a Nobel Peace Laureate.
This year the prize will be presented by Nobel Peace Laureate Muhammad Yunus. The winner receives the statuette ‘Nkosi’, which portrays a child setting the world in motion, as well as a study grant and a world-wide platform to promote his or her ideals and causes for the benefit of children’s rights. Furthermore, KidsRights invests a project fund of €100,000 in projects in the winner’s home country which are closely connected to his or her area of work.