Sixteen-year-old Mohamad Al Jounde from Syria has won the International Children’s Peace Prize. Mohamad received the award for his tireless efforts to ensure the rights of Syrian refugee children. In the presence of media outlets from all over the world and several prominent guests, such as His Royal Highness Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan and a large number of foreign ambassadors, the award was handed out by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and Children’s Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai.
On December 4th, the International Children's Peace Prize 2017 will be awarded during the official ceremony in the renowned Hall of Knights in international city of peace and justice The Hague, the Netherlands. For those who can't be there in person, KidsRights will stream the ceremony live on Facebook. Here are 3 reasons why you should definitely tune in to watch!
Desmond Tutu has today announced the three finalists for the International Children’s Peace Prize 2017 on behalf of the KidsRights Foundation. From a record number of 169 entries from 55 countries, the Expert Committee has selected 3 finalists. Nobel Peace Laureate Ms. Malala Yousafzai will present the prize to the winner on December 4th in the Hall of Knights in the Dutch city of The Hague.
Read our open letter to Fiji Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama, chair of the United Nations Climate Conference in Bonn. We ask him to invite KidsRights Youngster Kehkashan Basu to Bonn to voice the concerns of today’s world’s youth about the issue of climate change.
KidsRights and The KidsRights Youngsters were proud contributors to the 2017 Key Club International Convention in San Antonio, Texas, July 4-8. 2014 International Children’s Peace Prize winner Neha Gupta was invited to be a keynote speaker at this annual youth convention.
From June 10th until June 16th The KidsRights Youngsters came together in Amsterdam for the annual Workshop Week. This week helps The KidsRights Youngsters develop their skills, grow as a group of global changemakers and work on the global youth movement PUSH!
On February 2nd this year, KidsRights and The KidsRights Youngsters Chaeli and Kehkashan participated in the 16th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Bogotá, Colombia. The KidsRights Foundation organized workshops for young changemakers from all around the globe. The input of the young participants is now finalized in a report. Find out more here.
ABN AMRO is a valued sponsor to the International Children's Peace Prize since 2006. Recently ABN AMRO decided to continue their support to KidsRights in the coming years, to improve children’s rights.
KidsRights and The KidsRights Youngsters launches the international youth movement PUSH! The International Children’s Peace Prize winner of 2016, and KidsRights Youngster, Kehkashan Basu kicked off the first PUSH! campaign on the stage of Young Impact on May 30th, 2017.