Nobel Peace Prize 2015 winners
Winners: Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet
2015 Nobel Prize for peace has been awarded to the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet, an alliance of civil society groups that has helped steer Tunisia from its 2011 Arab Spring revolution toward pluralistic democracy.
Nobel prize committee bypassed figures such as Pope Francis, Kenny and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and handed the award to the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet for Tunisia’s stability during the Arab rising and ISIS crisis.
Why Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet
The prize comes at an important time, as Tunisia faces a new crisis that is nearly as critical as the one it confronted in the fall of 2013: A pair of attacks against tourists earlier this year left more than 60 people dead, provoking fear and devastating Tunisia’s vital tourism sector, even as the faltering economy dragged support for the democratic process to historic lows.
The Nobel award also draws international attention to a region that is increasingly known more for the harrowing actions of the Islamic State group than the kind of compromise and negotiations that have allowed Tunisia to succeed.
Nobel Peace Prize
The Nobel Peace Prize is one of the five Nobel Prizes created by the Swedish industrialist, inventor, and armaments manufacturer Alfred Nobel, along with the prizes in Chemistry, Physics, Physiology or Medicine, and Literature.
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