|Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai
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That Malala, the youngest ever Nobel recipient at age 17, should be awarded this honour gives real hope and inspiration in the fight against child labour and for the right to education for all children, especially girls.
The Nobel Committee’s decision recognizes Kailash’s path-breaking role in the global movement against child labour and the campaign "Education for All". His achievements reflect a great capacity to build alliances from the grass roots to the highest political levels.
|Kailash Satyarthi and Guy Ryder addressing the III Global Conference on Child Labour - Brasilia, October 2013|
I hope that this award will bring renewed vigour to our common cause of eliminating all forms of child labour and the promotion of quality education and decent work for all."