2016 Nobel Peace Prize Forum: Globalizing Compassion

Under the auspices of the Norwegian Nobel Institute, The Nobel Peace Prize Forum provides an important international platform focusing on the work of the Nobel Peace Prize Laureates, as well as leading peacemakers and peacebuilders. It also highlights emerging and critical situations, and those that may have fallen off the international radar.

The Forum advances discussion and action on drivers of conflict and threats to peace and security by bringing together leaders in government, business, academia, civil society and youth to dialogue and take action around five key areas critical to sustainable peacemaking and peacebuilding: Disarmament, Poverty Reduction and Food Security, Environmental Sustainability, Human Rights and Global Health Systems.

The 2016 Forum in Minneapolis concentrated on the work of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Kailash Satyarthi (2014), who has dedicated his life to ending child slavery and child trafficking. It will also look at the peace and security implications of, and connections between, human trafficking, migration, refugees and climate change.