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Nobel Peace Prize Forum 2016 to honour Kailash Satyarthi’s work


Nobel Peace Prize Forum, 2016 will concentrate on the work of Kailash Satyarthi under the aegis of a three-day convention on the issue of child rights and protection. It is for the first time that the forum’s discussion will be centred on the work of an Indian who received the Nobel Peace Prize for his fight against child slavery and labour in 2014.

The event will take place in Minneapolis, Minnesota USA, June 6 -8, 2016 and will place emphasis on the cause of children. It will also consider peace and security implications with special regard to human trafficking, migration, refugees and climate change. Under the auspices of the Norwegian Nobel Institute, The Nobel Peace Prize Forum provides an important international platform focusing on the work of the Nobel Peace Prize Laureates, as well as leading peacemakers and peace builders.

It also highlights emerging and critical situations, and those that may have fallen off the international radar. The event will see participation from eminent people from across the world.

Judy Gearhart, Executive Director of the International Labour Rights Forum; Kåre Aas, Norwegian Ambassador to the United States, Kartik Chandran, Professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering at Columbia University and MacArthur ‘Genius’ Fellow; Marcia Eugenio, Director, Office of Child Labour, Forced Labor & Human Trafficking, U.S. Department of Labour, Mariana Chilton, Director of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities & Kristen Abrams, Executive Director, Humanity United, Ms. Leila Zerrougui, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict and Marilyn Carlson Nelson is chairman, Carlson to name a few.

The three day session will commence with a Q & A session with Satyarthi, moderated by the Director of Research of the Norwegian Nobel Institute, followed by a panel discussion on Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Children in Armed Conflict.

On day two, there will be a high level stakeholder discussion on the topic: Threat Multiplier: Climate Change, Drought and its Consequences on Human Security. On the final day of the event, Satyarthi will engage with leaders in facilitating innovative ways through which governments can combat trafficking and deal with the issue of child labour and trafficking.

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