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Ceremony

Sister Angélique Namaika

Geneva - 30 September 2013

On 30 September, we honoured the 2013 laureate of UNHCR’s Nansen Refugee Award

"This prize, this medal, is not only for me – it is also for all the women, the girls and the children who have been abducted by the LRA," Sister Angélique Namaika said after receiving the Nansen Medal.

The Award ceremony featured a keynote speech from best-selling author Paulo Coelho and musical performances by singer-songwriter Dido, Malaysian singer-songwriter Yuna and Grammy-nominated Malian musicians, Amadou and Mariam.


Host, Keynote Speaker and Artists

  • Isabelle Kumar Isabelle Kumar, Host and Euronews presenter
  • Paulo Coelho Paulo Coelho, World-renowned Brazilian novelist, UN Messenger of Peace
  • Dido Dido, Internationally acclaimed British singer-songwriter
  • Amadou & Mariam Amadou & Mariam, Grammy-nominated Malian musicians, WFP Ambassadors Against Hunger
  • Yuna Yuna, Internationally acclaimed Malaysian singer-songwriter

Video from the 2013 Ceremony


Photos from the 2013 Ceremony


Sponsors and partners

  • UNHCR
  • Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Swiss Confederation
  • République et canton de Genève
  • Ville de Genève
  • Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • IKEA Foundation

We would like to thank our global broadcast partners Euronews and Phoenix TV.

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