PRESS RELEASE: World Uyghur Congress Nominated for 2024 Nobel Peace Prize
The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) is honoured to announce its nomination for the 2024 Nobel Peace Prize for the second time. The WUC was nominated by Senator of the Italian Republic and former Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Giulio Terzi
“It is an immense honour to see the World Uyghur Congress being nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize two years in a row,” said World Uyghur Congress President, Dolkun Isa. “This nomination significantly contributes to the recognition of the WUC’s valuable efforts in advancing democracy and human rights for Uyghurs.”
The nomination of the World Uyghur Congress for the Nobel Peace Prize sends a powerful message against authoritarianism, highlighting the urgent need to end the Uyghur genocide. It is crucial for the international community to actively acknowledge and condemn the genocidal policies enacted by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) against the Uyghurs, rather than allowing them to go unnoticed and unpunished.
The nomination letter expressed, “The international community should acknowledge and cherish the nonviolent approach that the Uyghur people have chosen in the face of the harsh repression they are being subjected to. Such an effort should not be taken for granted and the Nobel Peace Prize would definitely provide the uyghur community invaluable encouragement.”
Over the past 20 years, the World Uyghur Congress has significantly contributed to bringing global attention to the extensive campaign of physical, religious, linguistic, and cultural repression orchestrated by the Chinese Communist Party against the Uyghurs and other Turkic peoples in East Turkistan.
The World Uyghur Congress extends sincere thanks to Senator Terzi for his thoughtful recognition of the WUC’s crucial work. The WUC is truly honoured by his support, as it reflects a shared commitment to promoting peace, human rights, and democracy for the Uyghur community.