Nobel Peace Laureate, Mairead Maguire nominates Mr. Enzo Cursio for 2018 Nobel Peace Prize

Nobel Peace Laureate, Mairead Maguire nominates Mr. Enzo Cursio for 2018 Nobel Peace Prize

The l976 Nobel Peace Laureate from Belfast has today nominated Mr. Enzo Cursio for the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize, in recognition of his inspirational work for Peace, Human Rights and Disarmament.


Mr. Cursio is an Italian Journalist, Human Rights activist and currently works at the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations as Co ordinator of the FAO Nobel Alliance for Food Security and Peace.  Mr. Enzo believes passionately in World Peace and says ‘World Peace is possible only if we have faith and if we act selflessly and tirelessly to achieve it’.

He has promoted and organized more than 30 International Conferences based on building dialogues between States, National Institutions and Civil Society.  Thanks to the encouragement of President Mikhail Gorbachev he co-promoted and co-organized the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates and strengthened the co-operation and built actions between Nobel Peace Laureates and some of the greatest personalities of our time, as Heads of State, Human Rights defenders, Heads of International Institutions, and civil society. 


In December, 2017, he promoted and co – organized with the Holy See the Symposium on Nuclear Disarmament supported by Pope Francis, at the Vatican, which for the first time saw a conference of UN Reps. Nobel peace laureates, religious leaders and rep of civil society, particularly those working for end to war and nuclear disarmament, ending the arms race and demilitarization.


Maguire said:  ‘In nominating Mr. Enzo Cursio for the Nobel Peace Prize, I am confident he meets the criteria in Alfred Nobels Will when he left his prize for the Champions of Peace, a title which I believe is so well earned by Enzo Cursio’.