The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the International Organization of Employers (IOE) congratulated Wided Bouchamaoui, honorary chairman of ICC Tunisia and president of IOE member Tunisian Confederation of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts (UTICA), for receiving the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize.
UTICA along with the Tunisian Human Rights League, the Tunisian Order of Lawyers and the Tunisian General Labor Union compose the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet which has been awarded today in Oslo. UTICA submitted the application to the Nobel Prize selection committee on behalf of the four organizations.
The quartet has made a decisive contribution to the building of a pluralistic democracy in Tunisia in the wake of the Jasmine Revolution of 2011. The four organizations exercised their role as a mediator and driving force to advance peaceful democratic development in Tunisia with great moral authority.
In its official announcement, the Nobel committee said: “The quartet paved the way for a peaceful dialogue between the citizens, the political parties and the authorities and helped to find consensus-based solutions to a wide range of challenges across political and religious divides.”
Bouchamaoui is also a winner of the 2015 Business for Peace Award, an annual prize given to outstanding business people who have been able to achieve business success while acting in an ethically responsible way.