Nobel Peace Prize Lecture 2017

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The drive to ban nuclear weapons On December 10, 2017, Beatrice Fihn and Canadian Setsuko Thurlow accepted the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). What follows is an edited version of their remarks when they accepted the award. Published in The Ploughshares Monitor Volume 39 Issue 1 Spring 2018 Beatrice Fihn Today, it is …

Nobel Peace lecture: From the impossible to the possible

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Six years ago, it was hard for Colombians to imagine an end to a war that had lasted half a century. Today, after six years of serious and often intense, difficult negotiations, I stand before you and the world and announce with deep humility and gratitude that the Colombian people, with assistance from our friends around the world, are turning …

Nobel Peace Prize lecture 2015

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Published in The Ploughshares Monitor Volume 37 Issue 1 Spring 2016 The Nobel Peace Prize Laureate for 2015 was the National Dialogue Quartet of Tunisia, consisting of the Tunisian General Labour Union, the Tunisian Union of Industry Commerce and Handicrafts, the Tunisian National Bar Association, and the Tunisian League for the Defence of Human Rights. The lecture, abridged for publication here, was delivered …

Nobel Peace Prize lecture 2014: Kailash Satyarthi

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Author Kailash Satyarthi Published in The Ploughshares Monitor Volume 36 Issue 1 Spring 2015 Kailash Satyarthi is the architect of the Global March against Child Labor. He founded or led the Global Campaign for Education and Goodweave. He is the Chair of the International Center on Child Labor and Education. The co-winner of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize, he delivered …

Nobel Peace Prize lecture 2014: Malala Yousafzai

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Author Malala Yousafzai Published in The Ploughshares Monitor Volume 36 Issue 1 Spring 2015 An activist for education for girls, Malala Yousafzai is the youngest person to win the Nobel Peace Prize. She delivered the complete version of this edited lecture on December 10, 2014 in Oslo, Norway. Education is one of the blessings of life—and one of its necessities. That has …

Nobel Peace Prize lecture 2013

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Published in The Ploughshares Monitor Volume 35 Issue 1 Spring 2014 Working together for a world free of chemical weapons, and beyond Excerpted from the lecture presented by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, delivered by its director-general Ahmet Üzümcü in Oslo, Norway on December 10, 2013. For sixteen years now, the OPCW [Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons] has …

The Nobel Peace Lecture. From war to peace: A European tale

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The Ploughshares Monitor Volume 34 Issue 1 Spring 2013 At a time of uncertainty, this day reminds people across Europe and the world of the European Union’s fundamental purpose: to further the fraternity between European nations, now and in the future. It is our work today. It has been the work of generations before us. And it will be the …

2011 Nobel Peace Prize Lecture

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Author Tawakkol Karman The Ploughshares Monitor Spring 2012 Volume 33 Issue 1 Tawakkol Karman, a Yemeni journalist, founded the organization Women Journalists Without Chains. In 2011 she became one of the leaders of peaceful demonstrations in Sana’a, Yemen, campaigning against President Ali Abdullah Saleh and for democracy, women’s rights, and religious tolerance. At 32, she is the youngest laureate in …

2011 Nobel Peace Prize Lecture

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Author Leymah Roberta Gbowee The Ploughshares Monitor Spring 2012 Volume 33 Issue 1 In 2002, Leymah Gbowee mobilized a network of over 2,000 women in 15 provinces in Liberia to protest peacefully against the war and the violence. She took the initiative in forming the Women in Peacebuilding Network (WIPNET), which focused not only on Liberia but other parts of …

2011 Nobel Peace Prize Lecture

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Author Ellen Johnson Sirleaf The Ploughshares Monitor Spring 2012 Volume 33 Issue 1 Ellen Johnson Sirleaf served as Director of the Regional Bureau for Africa of the United Nations Development Programme. She was one of seven eminent persons who investigated the genocide in Rwanda on behalf of the Organization of African Unity. In 2005 she became the first democratically elected …