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Ouided Bouchamaoui joins Award Committee

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It is our pleasure to announce that Ouided Bouchamaoui has joined the Business for Peace Award Committee. Ms. Bouchamaoui is the President of The Tunisian Confederation of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts (UTICA). In this role, Ms. Bouchamaoui has been working tirelessly to help Tunisia pull through its challenges by pushing for national reconciliation, protecting both enterprises and employment policy, and assisting the urgent need to restore security. For this work, Ms. Bouchamaoui was made a Business for Peace Honouree in 2014. In addition, UTICA is one of the four organisations […]

Thank you for a fantastic Oslo Business for Peace Summit!

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The Oslo Business for Peace Summit 2016 has been a fantastic experience! We would like to thank you all for contributing in making the tenth Oslo Business for Peace Summit the best event ever.   Warm congratulations to our three Honourees, Sarah Beydoun, Dr Jennifer Riria and Tore Lærdal – we are very proud to have you as part of the Business for Peace family.   A very big thank you to our Honourees, partners, sponsors, speakers, moderators, and our fantastic team of volunteers. You all helped us make this an unforgettable […]

2016 Oslo Business for Peace Award Nominations are now Closed

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Nominations for the 2016 Oslo Business for Peace Award are now closed. We would like to extend our thanks to all of those who nominated and to our partner organisations the United Nations Global Compact, the United Nations Development Program and the International Chamber of Commerce. The Award Committee will meet in London in late-January, with winners announced shortly thereafter. The Award Ceremony will be held on May 3rd at Oslo City Hall, Norway. This event is free and open to the public by registration, the link for which will […]

Nobel Peace Prize: Promoting businessworthy action

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– By giving the peace prize to a quartet including Ms. Ouided Bouchamaoui´s organisation, the committee has emphasised the importance of establishing trustworthy relationships between employer associations, labor unions and the civilian society to create stability, peace and development. Ms. Ouided Bouchamaoui, a business woman and the first female president of the Tunisian employer association, has been a central force in the development of her homeland after the arab spring, says Per L. Saxegaard, Chairman of Business for Peace. Ouided Bouchamaoui is representing the Tunisian employeer association in the Tunisian National Dialogue […]

Honouree Profile: Zahi Khouri

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Small bottles, big dreams Here’s a question – Where should you go if you want to see the biggest Coke bottle in the world? The Coca Cola Company’s headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia? Not quite. In fact, the sculpture is found more than 10.350 kilometers away, on the roof of the soft drink giant’s Ramallah headquarters. Impressive though it might be, to see the bottle merely as a symbol of Coca Cola’s international reach would be a mistake. Rather, the bottle should be seen as a super-sized testimony to the success of Mr. Zahi Khouri, the […]

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