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Nobel winner National Dialogue Quartet calls for fight against terrorism, Palestine solution

Agen Sabung Ayam

Posted December eleven, 2015 06:56:13

Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet members pose for a photograph. Photograph: The Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet was awarded the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize for its decisive contribution to the building of a pluralistic democracy in Tunisia. (Reuters: Cornelius Poppe/NTB scanpix )

A Tunisian pro-democracy team has recognized the Nobel Peace Prize and set the combat in opposition to terrorism and assisting Palestinians to achieve self-perseverance as global priorities.

The National Dialogue Quartet, which won the Peace Prize for aiding construct democracy in the birthplace of the Arab Spring, acknowledged the award at a ceremony in Oslo held under tight security pursuing the armed assaults in Paris on November 13.

“Today we are most in want of producing the combat in opposition to terrorism an complete priority, which means perseverance on coordination and cooperation in between all nations to drain its sources,” Hussein Abassi, head of the Tunisian Standard Labour Union, 1 of the quartet honoured, said in a speech.

“We need to have to accelerate the elimination of scorching spots all in excess of the world, notably the resolution of the Palestinian issue and allow the Palestinian people the correct to self-perseverance on their land and build their unbiased state.”

Safety safety measures loomed huge in excess of the banquets and live shows for hundreds of political, intellectual and organization leaders attending the lavish Nobel awards ceremonies held jointly in Oslo and Stockholm.

“Protection is larger than it would in any other case have been since of the predicament in Europe,” Johan Fredriksen, main of employees for Oslo law enforcement explained, referring to the Paris attacks in which one hundred thirty folks have been killed.

Previous yr, a demonstrator carrying a Mexican flag disrupted the ceremony at Oslo Town Hall when Pakistani teen Malala Yousafzai and Indian activist Kailash Satyarthi obtained their Nobel Peace Prizes. He was not a visitor but managed to get via the stability checkpoints.

The quartet of the Tunisian General Labour Union, the Tunisian Confederation of Market, Trade and Handicrafts, the Tunisian Human Legal rights League and the Tunisian Get of Lawyers was fashioned in the summer time of 2013.

It won the award for the role it played in the tranquil changeover of electrical power in Tunisia in a area struggling with violence and upheaval.

With a new structure, free of charge elections and a compromise arrangement among Islamist and secular leaders, Tunisia has been held up as a design of how to make the transition to a democracy from dictatorship, said Kaci Kullman Five, head of the Norwegian Nobel Committee.

Very last year Tunisia held productive legislative and presidential elections but the place has been strike by violence this yr. In March, Islamist gunmen killed 21 visitors in an assault at the Bardo Nationwide Museum close to the Tunisian parliament, and 38 foreigners had been killed in an assault on a Sousse beach front lodge in June.

“In this time of terror, the threats against Tunisia and the Tunisian individuals are indistinguishable from the threats against other international locations,” she mentioned in her speech.

“I arrived listed here to share this incredible instant with the whole of Tunisia. I am so happy,” explained Haddad Fayssal, a 39-calendar year-outdated Tunisian engineer from Paris, with the purple-and-white flag of the North African country draped over his shoulders.

“This prize is a potent concept in opposition to all types of extremism and terrorism. It is a message that we can all reside together,” he stated outdoors Oslo Town Corridor, the peace award ceremony’s location.

In neighbouring Sweden, the Nobel Prize winners in literature, chemistry, physics, medication and economics gathered in Stockholm to acquire their prizes from the King of Sweden later on in the day.

Each of the prizes is well worth 8 million Swedish crowns (US$ 949,440).

Reuters

Subjects: authorities-and-politics, unrest-conflict-and-war, terrorism, tunisia, norway


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Nobel Peace Prize Winners Express Sorrow at Recent Terror Attacks

Agen Sabung Ayam

OSLO—The members of the Tunisian Nationwide Dialogue Quartet on Thursday expressed grief in excess of modern terror assaults in Tunis, Paris and Sharm El Sheikh and known as for unity to protect universally shared values, as they received the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize.

“What we truly feel of euphoria and pride in this historic procession, does not obscure what we feel of grief, sorrow and anger about what is going on in numerous elements of the planet,” stated Houcine Abassi, Secretary General of the Tunisian Standard Labor Union, element of the quartet, in his acceptance speech at the official award ceremony in Oslo City Corridor. “We are in a wonderful want for the dialogue between civilizations and [for] peaceful coexistence.”

When the prize was introduced on Oct. ten, the Norwegian Nobel Committee praised the quartet—an association of labor unions, businesses, human-legal rights activists and lawyers—for its decisive contribution to build a pluralistic democracy that could provide as an inspiration to other individuals.

“This year’s prize is actually a prize for peace, awarded towards a backdrop of unrest and war,” said Kaci Kullmann Five as she handed out her very first Peace Prize as chair of the Nobel Committee. “In the summertime of 2013, Tunisia was on the brink of civil war. The quartet’s resolute intervention assisted to halt the spiraling violence and place developments on a tranquil keep track of.”

The award comes as the world-wide group is scrambling to type a coalition to struggle the Islamic State militant group, such as international locations like Turkey, the U.S., the U.K., France and Russia, despite extensive distinctions on the approaches to stabilize the Center East. It also will come amid a state of crisis in Tunisia, adhering to a Nov. 24 suicide bomb attack claimed by Islamic State, which highlights the safety challenges in a region lacerated by war, amid a single of the worst refugee crises in many years.

The Nobel Committee encouraged the North African country to proceed its democratization procedure and obstacle the “dark forces” that oppose democracy and equal legal rights, and also inspired the global neighborhood to lead by investing in Tunisia.

“Millions of people are fleeing from war, oppression, suffering and terror,” Ms. Five stated. “But 1 factor is indisputable: if each and every place had carried out as Tunisia has completed, and paved the way for dialogue, tolerance, democracy and equal rights, considerably much less folks would have been forced to flee.”

The suicide bomb that killed 12 users of Tunisia’s presidential guard two months in the past was the country’s third deadly terrorist assault claimed by Islamic Point out this yr, adhering to shooting rampages that killed 22 people at a Tunis artwork museum and 38 men and women at a beach lodge in the resort town of Sousse.

To keep balance, Tunisia demands to create employment for its youth and minimize poverty as properly as preventing terrorism, the quartet mentioned.

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