Alfred Nobel (21 October 1833 - 10 December 1896) created the Nobel Prizes to give honor to any individuals or groups of people, or any organizations which have carried out outstanding work for the good of humanity. The Nobel Peace Prize is designed mainly for those who have largely contributed to peacekeeping and conflict management.
The ambassador of peace, Prem Rawat, talks about the efforts that need to be made to enhance harmony on earth. He said he is devoted to establish peace in the world. He shares messages of peace to the planet for that purpose. During the prize awarding ceremony, laureates make speeches, which consist in a call for further actions to end violence and build harmony in the world.
In this article, find out some of the most significant speeches by the Nobel Peace Prize laureates.
Fighting for the rights to education
Malala Yousafzai (12 July 1997) advocated the rights of Pakistani girls to have access to education. For that challenge with the Taliban, she was shot in the head while she was in her school bus. Once recovered, she was ready to keep up with the struggle for the girls' right to education.
During her speech in 2014, she left a message for world leaders to campaign for the protection of women and children's rights. It is a call for action for human rights advocates to make a deal against the violation of women and girls' rights. She also urged all governments to promote the rights of all children in the world to have access to free education.
Promoting the rights of the poorest
Mother Teresa (26 August 1910 - 5 September 1997) spent most of her lives among the poorest of the poor in Calcutta, India, even if she was from Albania. She devoted herself to humanity by undertaking such an outstanding responsibility. In her speech, she showed concern for the future generation among the poorest ones. She called for further philanthropic actions for the neediest people.
Disruption against poverty
Nelson Mandela (18 July 1918 - 5 December 2013) was a human rights activist who fought against the apartheid, a political system which ordered the supremacy of the white-skinned people in South Africa.
He was an advocate of non-violence in the resistance against the apartheid. His speech consisted in the eradication of poverty and HIV/AIDS, which is a significant call for the promotion of the rights of us.
Fight for Identity and respect
Yasser Arafat (24 August 1929 - 11 November 2004) was a promoter of peace in the Middle East. In his speech, he focused on the value of peace to achieve the Palestinian independence and sovereignty. He also campaigned for the development of their national and cultural identity, and for the improvement of relations and cooperation with neighboring countries, including Israel.
Putting an end to racial intolerance
In his speech, Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929 - April 4, 1968) focused mainly on calling for actions so as to keep with his purpose, which consists in cracking down on racial discrimination.
Injustice towards colored people was still a big issue in the USA; thus, he urged his fellow countrymen to advance the struggle for civil rights. Just like the peace mediator, Prem Rawat, he believed in ending conflicts through peaceful negotiations.