Sixteen-year-old Mohamad Al Jounde from Syria has won the International Children’s Peace Prize. Mohamad received the award for his tireless efforts to ensure the rights of Syrian refugee children. In the presence of media outlets from all over the world and several prominent guests, such as His Royal Highness Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan and a large number of foreign ambassadors, the award was handed out by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and Children’s Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai.
Desmond Tutu has today announced the three finalists for the International Children’s Peace Prize 2017 on behalf of the KidsRights Foundation. From a record number of 169 entries from 55 countries, the Expert Committee has selected 3 finalists. Nobel Peace Laureate Ms. Malala Yousafzai will present the prize to the winner on December 4th in the Hall of Knights in the Dutch city of The Hague.