“My family has been affected just as any other family. We are constantly saddened by the tragedies this country faces. After five years of war, I think it goes without saying that in every home in Syria there’s a sadness that pervades.”
This is not the first time the Nobel committee has awarded its prize for peace before such ambitions have been fully realized.
President Juan Manuel Santos has spent the last four years on a deal with FARC guerrillas that would bring peace to a country that has experienced civil war for five decades.
"We need to get things changing for the better or we'd risk losing one of the most wonderful cities in the world, letting it become a theme park," says activist Marco Caberlotto.
International students generate a whopping £7bn a year for the UK economy, but numbers have been falling, and by last spring, the total number of applications from non-EU students had dropped by 6 percent.
The strike is the latest in a series of actions over the tightening of abortion laws in the mostly Catholic country.
May set a date of March 2017 and insisted that Scotland would be leaving the EU along with the rest of the United Kingdom.