Save the Children Peace Prize

Save the Children Peace Prize

At the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony in Oslo in December 2008, the charity Save the Children presented a flock of brightly-coloured doves for peace. At a workshop led by famous British artist Ben Johnson, each dove had been created by a child from around the world showing their view of peace.

The initial idea was to create a sculpture featuring all the children's doves so they could be presented at the Ceremony. The result of close collaboration between artist Ben Johnson, architects Foster + Partners and Thomas Manss & Company was a dove sculpture inscribed with the names of forty Nobel Peace Prize winners and a celebratory book featuring all the children's designs.

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Save the Children

Save the Children is an international organisation helping children in need around the world. First established in the United Kingdom in 1919, separate national organisations have been set up in more than twenty-eight countries, sharing the aim of improving the lives of children through education, health care and economic opportunities.

Today, twenty-eight national Save the Children organisations participate in the International Save the Children Alliance. In addition to promoting greater public awareness of the needs and rights of children worldwide, Alliance members coordinate emergency relief efforts, helping to protect children from the effects of disasters, both natural and manmade.