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Stoltenberg congratulates Nobel Laureates

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Published under: Stoltenberg's 2nd Government

Publisher Office of the Prime Minister

“I am delighted over this year’s Nobel Peace Prize award, taking place in Oslo today. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah Gbowee and Tawakkul Karman are all important and worthy Peace Prize Laureates. They have fought for peace and democracy, and are important role models for women in Africa, Arab countries and the rest of the world,” says Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg.

“I am delighted over this year’s Nobel Peace Prize award, taking place in Oslo today.  Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah Gbowee and Tawakkul Karman are all important and worthy Peace Prize Laureates. They have fought for peace and democracy, and are important role models for women in Africa, Arab countries and the rest of the world,” says Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg.

In its announcement of this year’s award, the Norwegian Nobel Committee referred to the importance of UN Security Council resolution 1325. The resolution, which was adopted 11 years ago, for the first time addressed the issues of women’s participation in peace processes and violence against women in situations of armed conflict as matters of international security.

“The decision of the Norwegian Nobel Committee is a recognition of the three women and their courageous and non-violent efforts to promote peace and democracy. The Laureates are a source of hope and inspiration to all those who are fighting to promote equality and equal opportunities all over the world,” says the Prime Minister.