5 students – Juan Pablo (Colombia), Pam (Colombia / Venezuela), Yael (Israel), Shweta (India) and Helen (Germany) – and one member of staff (Hilde from Norway) from UWC Red Cross Nordic attended the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony in the city Hall in Oslo on Saturday 10th December. The Nobel Peace Prize 2016 was awarded to Juan Manuel Santos (President of Colombia) “for his resolute efforts to bring the country’s more than 50-year-long civil war to an end”. Please see the links for a) the presentation Speech by Kaci Kullmann Five, Chair of the Norwegian Nobel Committee and b) the Nobel Lecture delivered by the winner.
The world turns its attention every year to the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo and, given UWC’s mission for peace and a sustainable future, it is pertinent that our students are invited to attend the ceremony. Over 30 other students on our Winter Programme attended the candle-lit procession through Oslo city centre.
The awarding of the prize this year holds special significance for us as a College given our Colombian students – Yeison and Yerson – who have completed their studies here as participants on our Survivors of Conflict programme – for more information on the programme and future scholarship places, please click here.