Prime Minister congratulates Nobel Peace Prize winners

‘I 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,’ Prime Minister Erna Solberg said.

‘I 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,’ Prime Minister Erna Solberg said.  

In its announcement of this year’s award, the Norwegian Nobel Committee refers to the prize winners’ struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education, and notes that respect for the rights of children and young people is essential for peaceful global development.

‘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. Education helps to lift children out of poverty and secure their rights. Education is essential for peace and sustainable development,’ Ms Solberg said. 

‘I met Malala last summer, and look forward to meeting both her and Kailash Satyarthi when they come to Oslo for the award ceremony. I look forward to discussing children’s rights with them in December,’ Ms Solberg said.