Join the discussion: International Children’s Peace Prize
On November 20th the Children's Peace Prize will be awarded in Cape Town. On their way back, the winner is going to visit the Netherlands on November 25th. At the ABN AMRO headquarters, he or she will discuss the impact of their actions for other children all over the world, and the best part is: you can join in this discussion! EFR offers students from the Erasmus University Rotterdam the opportunity, to once again, be part of this prestigious event and visit the ABN AMRO headquarters.
History International Children’s Peace Prize
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 for children to express their ideas and personal involvement in children’s rights. The prize was launched by KidsRights during the 2005 World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates at the Capital of Rome, chaired by Mikhail Gorbachev. Since then, the prize has been presented every year by a Nobel Peace Laureate. The International Children’s Peace Prize is an initiative of Marc Dullaert, Chairman and Founder of the KidsRights Foundation.
The prize recognizes the achievements of the young winner and offers a global platform to promote his or her ideals and further their work. With the newfound attention, these young heroes’ messages reach an international audience of millions.
Normally the prize is awarded in The Hague, The Netherlands. This year, however, it is thus awarded in Cape Town, South Africa. Previous winners of the International Children's Peace Prize can be found here.
Previous collaborations between EFR & KidsRights
In 2014, the winners of the Internationale Children's Peace Prize joined forces as The KidsRights Youngsters to realise children's rights worldwide. That year EFR organized a special debate celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the International Children´s Peace Prize, in collaboration with Erasmus School of economics and KidsRigths. During this interactive debate, students had the opportunity to ask question to The KidsRights Youngersters and guest of honour Desmond Tutu (winner of the Nobel Peace Prize). The aim of this huge international event on campus was to inspire students to make a change. Now, 4 years later, you will have the opportunity to once again join the discussion on November 25th.