The International Children’s Peace Prize is awarded annually to an exceptional child, whose courageous or otherwise remarkable actions have made a difference in improving children’s rights, which helps children worldwide. The motivation behind the prize is to provide a platform to children to express their ideas and personal involvement in children’s rights. KidsRights feels that children should be recognized, awarded and motivated in their fierce efforts to improve their own situation and that of the children in their environment and even the world.
The prize was launched by KidsRights during the 2005 World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates at the Capitol in Rome, chaired by Mikhail Gorbachev. Since then, the prize has been presented every year by a Nobel Peace Laureate.
The winner receives the statuette ‘Nkosi’, which shows how a child sets the world in motion. The winner also receives a study and care grant and a worldwide platform to promote his or her ideals and causes to the benefit of children’s rights. Furthermore, a project fund of €100,000 is invested by KidsRights in projects that are closely connected to the winners’ area of work in the country of the winner.
Do you know a brave child who has done something remarkable for children’s rights? You are no able to nominate them for the International Children’s Peace Prize 2017! Nominations can be submitted until March 17th, 2017.
Each year the winner of the International Children’s Peace Prize is selected from nominations from all over the world. Inform us about the children you meet and work with and whom you feel might be a good candidate for this prize!
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