Last Friday on the 28th of September our 2015 International Children’s Peace Prize winner Abraham M. Keita delivered the opening speech on the Day of General Discussion (DGD) at the United Nations Office in Geneva. The Committee on the Rights of the Child decided to devote its 2018 Day of General Discussion to the issue of protecting and empowering children human rights defenders.
Today KidsRights proudly announces that 121 nominees are in contention for the International Children’s Peace Prize 2018. The prestigious prize is awarded annually to a child who fights courageously to promote the rights of the child. In a very special tribute to archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Laureate and the official patron of the International Children’s Peace Prize, this year’s ceremony will be held in Cape Town, South Africa. There, the archbishop will present the prize to the winner in a ceremony attended by dignitaries and the world press on 20 November 2018.