Washington, DC, February 27, 2006 --(PR.com
)-- The 2006 nominees for the Nobel Peace Prize were announced today and SOS Children’s Villages was among the nominees for their work caring for the world’s orphaned and abandoned children. This is the fourteenth nomination SOS has received for this prestigious award. “The natural disasters of this past year have been particularly difficult on our world’s children, and we hope that this nomination will bring more awareness to the wonderful work that SOS Children’s Villages is doing to care for orphaned and abandoned children throughout the world,” said Heather Paul, CEO of SOS Children’s Villages – USA.
Other nominees include U2’s frontman, Bono for his work promoting world peace, New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani, Former U.S. state secretary Colin Powell for his effort to end Sudan's civil war, and Indian spiritual leader and scholar Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. The winner will be announced in October and the prize awarded in December of this year.
About SOS Children’s Villages
SOS Children’s Villages was founded in 1949 to provide families for orphaned and abandoned children. Today there are over 450 Villages in 132 countries around the world. Our mission is to build families for children in need, help them shape their own futures and share in the development of their communities. To learn more, visit us on the web at www.sos-usa.org.
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