Press Release: CEC Congratulates Nobel Peace Prize winners

10 October 2014

The Conference of European Churches congratulates Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai  who were jointly awarded  the Nobel Peace Prize 2014 for their work on “the struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the rights of all children to education”

“Education is the only road open to children allowing them to reach their full potential in life”, the General Secretary Rev. Dr. Guy Liagre said. The Conference of European Churches underlines that too many children in need around the world do not get a quality education whereby they can learn and develop. Access to education is a fundamental human right. But social conditions often prevent children from attending school. “The prohibition of child labour and the protection of children according to the International Convention on the Rights of the Child should be a priority all over the world”, the General Secretary added.

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CEC General Secretariat
Phone: +41 22 791 6228
Fax: +41 22 791 627

The Conference of European Churches (CEC) is a fellowship of some 120 Orthodox, Protestant, Anglican and Old Catholic Churches from all countries of Europe, plus 40 national council of churches and organisations in partnership. CEC was founded in 1959. It has offices in Geneva, Brussels and

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