Greta Thunberg Awarded International Children's Peace Prize
However, Greta could not be present at the award ceremony in The Hague as she is on her way to an international climate conference in Madrid. Though she sent a message saying she was "incredibly grateful and honoured for this prize". Along with Greta, Cameroonian peace activist Divina Maloum, aged 15, also received the International Children's Peace Prize, for her “peaceful struggle” against extremists.
Greta has also previously been awarded the Right Livelihood Award and the Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience Award by a jury of the Swedish Human Rights Prize. Besides, Greta was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in March this year. The 16-year-old Thunberg started the global climate movement named 'Fridays for Future' and 'school strike for climate' in August 2018. She stopped going to school and protested alone in front of Sweden's parliament. In March this year, the movement was supported by schoolchildren the world over.
A moment of sheer pride! Honoured to award world’s most prestigious prize for young people, ‘The International Children’s Peace Prize’to two incredibly inspiring daughters @GretaThunberg & Divina Maloum in The Hague today. Their courage, determination & compassion is infectious. pic.twitter.com/BKTfXo7gMq— Kailash Satyarthi (@k_satyarthi) November 20, 2019