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Swedish activist nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

IANS  |  Copenhagen 

Thunberg, a 16-year-old Swedish activist who is a prominent voice in the fight against climate change, has been nominated for the this year.

Norwegian deputy told the "VG" newspaper on Wednesday that he and two other parliamentarians of the have nominated because "climate threats are perhaps one of the most important contributions to war and conflict", and "the mass movement that she has promoted is a very important contribution to peace", reports news.

Last year, stopped going to school every Friday and instead protested in front of the to demand more effective measures against climate change.

After her speeches at the UN climate change conference in and at the forum, she became an example for many young people all over the world, who since have promoted similar initiatives.

Pakistani activist in 2014 became the youngest winner of the prize, at the age of 17.

This year's has 304 candidates, of which 219 are individuals and 85 organisations, the reported last month.

The Nobel prizes are awarded each year on December 10, coinciding with the anniversary of the death of its founder Alfred Nobel, in a double ceremony: at the in Norway, for the Peace Prize, and in the Konserthus in Stockholm, Sweden, for the other five awards.

The last year went to Congo's and Iraq's for "their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict", according to the Nobel Committee's ruling.



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First Published: Thu, March 14 2019. 09:36 IST