Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet wins Nobel Peace Prize
Oct 13, 2015 Tunisia’s National Dialogue Quartet recently won the Nobel Peace Prize for its contribution to building democracy after the Jasmine Revolution in 2011.
Speaking during the announcement, Kaci Kullmann Five, Chairperson of the Nobel Committee said:
“The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2015 is to be awarded to the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet for its decisive contribution to the building of a pluralistic democracy in Tunisia in the wake of the Jasmine Revolution of 2011. The Quartet was formed in the summer of 2013 when the democratization process was in danger of collapsing as a result of political assassinations and widespread social unrest. It established an alternative, peaceful political process at a time when the country was on the brink of civil war. It was thus instrumental in enabling Tunisia, in the space of a few years, to establish a constitutional system of government guaranteeing fundamental rights for the entire population, irrespective of gender, political conviction or religious belief.”