Statement by UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi on awarding of Nobel Peace Prize to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed
Today’s awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is a huge testament to his efforts to bring peace in his region and beyond.
Ethiopia has a long history of welcoming and hosting refugees from across the region. By allowing refugees to be better integrated into society, the country is not only upholding its international refugee law obligations, but is a model for other refugee hosting nations around the world.
We at UNHCR are proud to count him among the convenors of the upcoming Global Refugee Forum in December.
Our heartfelt congratulations to the Prime Minister and the people of Ethiopia, and to the Nobel Committee.