The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2015 is to be awarded to the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet for its decisive contribution to the building of a pluralistic democracy in Tunisia in the wake of the Jasmine Revolution of 2011.
Comment from the Acting Director of the Åland Islands Peace Institute, Associate Professor Kjell-Åke Nordquist:
“The Peace Prize 2015 is truly in line with Alfred Nobel‘s stated core idea of “fraternity” as a decisive criterion for who should receive the peace prize. The Quartet has been working systematically for a democratic follow-up of the Arab Spring turmoil in Tunisia. This experience has shown that civil society can play a crucial role in peace building.“