Read this article in Norwegian: Den tunisiske dialogkvartetten får Nobels fredspris for 2015
The National Dialogue Quartet in Tunisia was announced as this year's Nobel Peace Prize laureates by the chair of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, Kaci Kullman Five. They were among some 273 contenders for the prestigious prize.
The Quartet receives the prize for its decisive contribution to the building of a pluralistic democracy in Tunisia in the wake of the Jasmine Revolution of 2011.
The Quartet was formed in the summer of 2013 when the democratization process was in danger of collapsing as a result of political assassinations and widespread social unrest, Five said in a statement.
The National Dialogue Quartet has comprised four key organizations in Tunisian civil society:
- the Tunisian General Labour Union (UGTT, Union Générale Tunisienne du Travail)
- the Tunisian Confederation of Industry Trade and Handicrafts (UTICA, Union Tunisienne de l’Industrie, du Commerce et de l’Artisanat) t
- the Tunisian Human Rights League (LTDH, La Ligue Tunisienne pour la Défense des Droits de l’Homme)
- the Tunisian Order of Lawyers (Ordre National des Avocats de Tunisie).