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Peace prize for EU

Nanise Loanakadavu
Thursday, December 13, 2012

THE European Union (EU) delegation for the Pacific celebrated the award of the Nobel Peace Prize in Suva on Tuesday.

The 2012 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the EU for advancing the causes of peace, reconciliation, democracy and human rights in Europe over the past six decades.

Acting head of delegation Alistair MacDonald while hosting a reception on this auspicious occasion said the Nobel Peace Prize was a tremendous honour for the EU and a profound source of pride, responsibility and of inspiration of the 500 million citizens of the EU.

"The Peace Prize itself is a fraction under the one million will be doubled by the EU and donated to projects benefiting children affected by war and conflict across the world," he said.

Mr MacDonald said the day marked a twofold celebration, since December 10 was also celebrated as International Human Rights Day, with the particular theme this year of inclusion and the right to participate in public life.

EU high representative Catherine Aston said standing up for human rights, democracy and the rule of law was the silver thread that ran through the EU external relations.

Therefore, she said, EU was committed to work with governments around the world in a spirit of genuine partnership with civil society to ensure that the right to inclusion and participation in public life could become a concrete society for all.





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