Anniversary of Nobel Peace Prize

Published

December 10, 2021 15:14

EU flags at the European Commission Berlaymont building
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On 10 December 1998, the 50th Anniversary the Universal declaration of Human Rights, John Hume was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, together with David Trimble.

In his acceptance speech he said: “I want to see an Ireland of partnership where we wage war on want and poverty, where we reach out to the marginalised and dispossessed, where we build together a future that can be as great as our dream…'

The full speech can be read on: https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/peace/1998/hume/biographical/