Human Rights & Democracy

Statement of the High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi

Bruxelles, 10/12/2014 - 00:00, UNIQUE ID: 141210_02
Statements by the HR/VP

Today, on the anniversary of the Universal declaration on Human Rights, Malala Yousafzai from Pakistan and Kailash Satyarthi from India have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for promoting children's rights.

Both of them have fought courageously in their respective countries for the right to education and to free children from slavery, through education, which is the best investment that can be made for the promotion of peace and human rights.

This is why the EU awarded the Sakharov Prize for freedom of thought to Malala in 2013.

We will continue to stand alongside Malala and Kailash in full support of their endeavours.

Catherine Ray: +32 498 96 99 21 - +32 2 296 99 21 - Catherine.Ray@ec.europa.eu - @CatherineEUspox

Maja Kocijancic: +32 498 984 425 - +32 2 298 65 70 - Maja.Kocijancic@ec.europa.eu - @MajaEUspox

Eamonn Prendergast: +32 460 75 32 93 - Eamonn.Prendergast@ec.europa.eu

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