The International Children’s Peace Prize 2023


It’s time to start thinking once again about the International Children’s Peace Prize, which is given annually to a child or young person who has shown exceptional dedication and courage in fighting for children’s rights.

Launched by the KidsRights charity in 2005 during the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, it is arguably the world’s most prestigious youth award.

Former winners include Vihan Agarwal, and his brother Nav (main photo), then 17 and 14 respectively. They developed the One Step Greener programme, which started with them segregating rubbish and organising waste pick-up events across the city, one of India’s largest urban centres, and now includes more than 1,000 homes, schools and offices.

Inspiring Japanese teenager Rena Kawasaki (17) won the 2022 International Children’s Peace Prize for her pioneering work to increase child participation in politics in Japan.

All nominations for the International Children’s Peace Prize are reviewed by the Expert Committee. The Expert Committee is responsible for assessing the nominations and determining the winner of the 2023 International Children’s Peace Prize.

You can view and share some of the nominee’s inspiring and encouraging stories on our website and across our social media channels. The three finalists will be announced mid-October. The final ceremony will be live-streamed worldwide.

Click here to read some of the stories about this year’s no of this year’s amazing nominees.

Author: Simon Weedy

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