The Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation extends its heartfelt praise to the Nobel Committee for their important decision to bestow the esteemed Peace Prize upon Ms. Narges Mohammadi. This commendation underscores the pivotal importance of safeguarding human rights, championing freedom of speech, and relentlessly pursuing justice and equality in our global community. The award not only celebrates Ms. Mohammadi’s outstanding contributions but also serves as a beacon, illuminating the path for future advocates of peace and justice.
On this occasion, it is paramount to also acknowledge and pay tribute to the laureates of the 2022 Peace Prize: the steadfast human rights advocate, Mr. Ales Bialiatski from Belarus; the Russian human rights organisation, Memorial; and the unyielding Ukrainian human rights organisation, Center for Civil Liberties. Their indomitable spirit and unwavering commitment to human rights serve as an inspiration to us all. Read an article about their visit to the Foundation last year.
It is with a deep sense of reverence that we remember that, in 1961, Dag Hammarskjöld was posthumously honored with this very award for his efforts to serve the UN Charter and tireless work for the sake of peace.
The Nobel Peace Prize reiterate the timeless value of dedication to creating a more just and peaceful world. The Foundation concur with the committee’s motivation for the award, and wants to echo the motto adopted by the demonstrators – ‘Woman, Life, Freedom’ – which suitably expresses the dedication and work of Narges Mohammadi.