Nobel Peace Prize


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Alfred Nobel could be tough and cynical in his business dealings, and was in his own words at the same time both a misanthrope and a "superidealist". He loved literature, had written poems and a play in his earlier years, and built up a large book collection. Here lay the seeds of his decision to set up a literature prize to be awarded to the author of the best work "of an idealistic tendency".

But his idealism also had a political aspect: Alfred Nobel supported those who spoke up against militarism and war, and wanted to make a contribution to work for disarmament and the peaceful solution of international conflicts.

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The Nobel Peace Prize Laureates

" part to the person who shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses.” (Excerpt from the will of Alfred Nobel)

Here you can explore the facinating and interesting world of the Nobel Peace Prize laureates.

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Announcement date Nobel Peace Prize 2020

It's Friday morning in the first full week of October. The eyes of the world are turned to Oslo and the Norwegian Nobel Institute. The Nobel Peace Prize laureate for the year is about to be announced.

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Nobel Lecture 2019 – Abiy Ahmed Ali

Abiy Ahmed Ali delivered his Nobel Lecture on 10 December 2019 at the Oslo City Hall, Norway.

Read the Nobel Lecture “Forging A Durable Peace in the Horn of Africa.”

The Nobel Peace Prize for 2019 - Announcement

Announcement of the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali, presented by Berit Reiss-Andersen, Chair of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, on 11 October 2019.

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The history of the Nobel Peace Center

One kind of museum was missing in Oslo. A museum that presented the Nobel Peace Prize and the Peace Prize laureates themselves. The Nobel Peace Center opened in 2005, but the idea was born much earlier.

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«The adjudication needed for the award of the Peace Prize shall be carried out by the committee of the Norwegian Storting referred to in the will, known as the Norwegian Nobel Committee». (Statutes of the Nobel Foundation, § 6).

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