Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on awarding of Nobel Peace Prize to Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi

 

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on awarding of Nobel Peace Prize to Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi

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NEW YORK/ HONG KONG, 10 October 2014 – “In a year that has seen so many crises affecting children around the world, the Nobel Committee’s decision is a welcome affirmation of the rights of every child to an education, to live free from violence, exploitation and abuse, and to be heard.
It is a reminder of the power of the human voice – often a young voice – to change the world. So in honoring Malala Yousafzai, the youngest person ever to win the Nobel Prize, and Kailash Satyarthi, a child rights legend – we salute activists everywhere who are working to improve the lives of children. The future of these children is the future of the world.”