Oslo: The Nobel Peace prize-2015 has been awarded to Tunisia’s National Dialogue Quartet for its immense contribution in building pluralistic democracy in Tunisia after the Jasmine Revolution in 2011, the Nobel Committee said on Thursday.
The Nobel Peace Prize, worth eight million Swedish crowns ($972,000), will be presented in Oslo on December 10.
The Quartet was formed in the summer of 2013 when the democratization process was in danger of collapsing as a result of political assassinations and widespread social unrest. It established an alternative, peaceful political process at a time when the country was on the brink of civil war. It was thus instrumental in enabling Tunisia, in the space of a few years, to establish a constitutional system of government guaranteeing fundamental rights for the entire population, irrespective of gender, political conviction or religious belief.