Can any of you recall when in 2009 when Obama was given the Nobel Peace Prize? Sure you do…..the net went batcrap crazy because he got it for nothing or so some claimed……
I agree that his prize was a bit premature and that Obama had not proven that he deserved the prize……and in my opinion he still has not shown that he deserved the prize…..
This prize is given to those individuals that have …..okay but what are the requirements to qualify for the peace prize?
There is no particular requirement for winning the Nobel Peace Prize because each and every one of us is qualified. The only difference why only a few won this award is because those people risked their lives just to wake the nation’s nationalism. Those people also left their family for the country and they make a non-violence way to get the things his/ her country wants to have.
If you will recall last year’s winner of the Nobel Peae Prize was the Pakistani young woman that was shot in the face because she wanted an education…..and has worked tirelessly to promote the issue worldwide……Malala Yousafzai became the youngest-ever winner, when she shared the prize with a children’s rights activist from India.
This brings me to the person/s that won the prize this session…….
Pope Francis and Angela Merkel were among the early favorites, but this year’s Nobel Peace Prize has gone to a group that hasn’t been in the headlines as much: the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet. “After the Arab Spring in Tunisia in 2010-2011, the Quartet paved the way for a peaceful dialogue between the citizens,” tweeted the Nobel organization. Before the announcement in Oslo, the five-member committee hadn’t given any hints as to which of the 273 nominees, which included 205 people and 68 organizations, would be this year’s winner, the Guardian reports.
The quartet is a coalition of four groups: the Tunisian General Labor Union; the Tunisian Confederation of Industry, Trade, and Handicrafts; the Tunisian Human Rights League; and the Tunisian Order of Lawyers, the AP reports, noting that the prize will be seen as an enormous victory for Tunisia, which has been shaken by two major terrorist attacks this year. In its citation, the Nobel committee praised the group for its contribution to “the building of a pluralistic democracy” in Tunisia. The committee’s chairman says the group helped Tunisia pull back from the brink of civil war in 2013, the Guardian reports.
The Arab Spring began in Tunisia when
The series of protests and demonstrations across the Middle East and North Africa that commenced in 2010 became known as the “Arab Spring”, and sometimes as the “Arab Spring and Winter”, “Arab Awakening” or “Arab Uprisings” even though not all the participants in the protests were Arab. It was sparked by the first protests that occurred in Tunisia on 18 December 2010 in Sidi Bouzid, following Mohamed Bouazizi‘s self-immolation in protest of police corruption and ill treatment. With the success of the protests in Tunisia, a wave of unrest sparked by the Tunisian “Burning Man” struck Algeria, Jordan, Egypt, and Yemen, then spread to other countries. The largest, most organised demonstrations often occurred on a “day of rage”, usually Friday afternoon prayers. The protests also triggered similar unrest outside the region.
The action in Tunisia and now the Peace Prize could have wide ranging results…..the world would be a better place if their example was followed….let it be a blueprint to the future.
Just like Malala, the Tunisians deserved the recognition and the respect that comes with the prize……
Congrats to the Tunisian National Dialog Quartet!