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The Foreigner Nobel Peace Prize Laureate: Dangers are still lurking. “We shed tears of joy we learned that we had been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2015. Words couldn’t express the pride we felt,” Houcine Abassi told reporters. “Getting this prize also increases our responsibility, however. The dangers are still lurking and the need for dialogue remains,” NRK quoted him as saying. The Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet is composed of union L'Union générale tunisienne du travail (UGTT), employers’ organisation L'Union tunisienne de l'industrie, du commerce et de l'artisanat (UTICA), human rights organisation La Ligue tunisienne des droits de l'homme (LTDH), and national lawyers’ association L'Ordre national des avocats de Tunisie (ONAT).

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Nobel Peace Prize Laureate: Dangers are still lurking

Published on Thursday, 10th December, 2015 at 10:08 under the news category, by Sarah Bostock.
Last Updated on 10th December 2015 at 10:22.

“We shed tears of joy we learned that we had been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2015. Words couldn’t express the pride we felt,” Houcine Abassi told reporters.



“Getting this prize also increases our responsibility, however. The dangers are still lurking and the need for dialogue remains,” NRK quoted him as saying.

The Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet is composed of union L'Union générale tunisienne du travail (UGTT), employers’ organisation L'Union tunisienne de l'industrie, du commerce et de l'artisanat (UTICA), human rights organisation La Ligue tunisienne des droits de l'homme (LTDH), and national lawyers’ association L'Ordre national des avocats de Tunisie (ONAT).

The Quartet’s Mr Houcine Abassi (Secretary General of UGTT), Mrs Wided Bouchamaoui (UTICA President),Mr. Abdessattar Ben Moussa (President of LTDH), and Mr Mohamed Fadhel Mahfoudh (ONAT President) met the international press at the Nobel Peace Centre in Oslo, Wednesday.

Speaking at the conference, Mrs Bouchamaoui stated that “we now must find a way to say no to terrorists, no to arms, no to wars.”

"We have succeeded on a political transition. We now need to succeed in economic transition,” the Associated Press reported her as saying.

The Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 2015 for its “decisive contribution to the building of a pluralistic democracy in Tunisia” in the wake of the 2011 Jasmine Revolution, the Nobel Institute announced in its statement in October this year.

It came about in 2013, when the democratisation process was in danger of collapsing after political assassinations and social unrest.

The Quartet established an alternative, peaceful political process at a time when Tunisia was close to civil war, according to the Nobel Institute.

“We are Ambassadors for Peace now, and we will not fail Nobel Committee,” said the UGTT’s Houcine Abassi.

The Peace Prize will be presented at the ceremony, which is scheduled to start at 13:00 local time in Oslo City Hall.

Also on today’s programme is the traditional torchlight procession outside the Grand Hotel at 18:45, organised by the Norwegian Peace Council.

The Nobel Banquet, hosted by the Norwegian Nobel Committee, is scheduled to start at 19:30.

Friday 11th December sees the Nobel Peace Prize Concert, held this year at the Telenor Arena and hosted by US TV star Jay Leno.



Published on Thursday, 10th December, 2015 at 10:08 under the news category, by Sarah Bostock.
Last updated on 10th December 2015 at 10:22.

This post has the following tags: nobelpeaceprize, oslo, tunisia.





  
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