Switzerland: UN congratulates Nobel Peace Prize winners

A spokesperson for the UN said that awarding Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad with the Nobel Peace Prize was a «fantastic» announcement, from the UN offices in Geneva on Friday. Alessandra Vellucci stressed that the winners were awarded «for the efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflicts» adding that «this is a cause that is very close to the United Nations... Еще.» The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Yazidi human rights activist Nadia Murad and Congolese physician Denis Mukwege by the Norwegian Nobel Prize Committee in Oslo on Friday. For this year’s Nobel Peace Prize there were 331 candidates nominated, 216 of whom were individuals and 115 — organisations. SOURCE: UNIFEED-UNTV

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