On 22 August 1864, twelve states signed the Geneva Convention: a treaty of written rules to limit suffering in war. The Red Cross protects and helps war victims worldwide and ensures that these rules of war are followed.
On 17 February 1863, the International Committee of the Red Cross was founded in Geneva.The Red Cross: Three-Time Recipient of the Peace Prize
Henry Dunant, the founder of the Red Cross, was awarded the first Nobel Peace Prize in 1901. It pleased the ageing Dunant that the Norwegian Nobel Committee rewarded his life's work with the Nobel Peace Prize.Read Henry Dunant's biography
Get to know the individuals that have been awarded the Nobel Prize a bit better. What gives them their drive and creativity? Find your favourite among all 26 available episodes, including Nobel Laureates in all Nobel Prize subjects.See all episodes
Tim Hunt, awarded the 2001 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, looks upon biology in much the same way as life: in many cases we don't really have a clue what's going on, but we can try to learn more by playing around. In this new podcast episode, he discusses his passion for science, and his talent for spotting good problems and asking good questions.
Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Jody Williams focus on the future, working to prevent the development of killer robots and supporting those fighting injustice through the Nobel Women’s Initiative. Here she talks about how working together facilitates change, and why men should not simply remain quiet in the battle against rape.
Andris Nelsons, one of the world's currently most sought-after young conductors will lead the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra at this year's Nobel Prize Concert on 8 December.More about the concert
The prize awarding institutions have set the following dates for their announcements of the 2014 prize decisions:
PHYSIOLOGY OR MEDICINE - Monday 6 October, 11:30 a.m. at the earliest
PHYSICS - Tuesday 7 October, 11:45 a.m. at the earliest
CHEMISTRY - Wednesday 8 October, 11:45 a.m. at the earliest
PEACE - Friday 10 October, 11:00 a.m.
ECONOMIC SCIENCES - Monday 13 October, 1:00 p.m. at the earliest
LITERATURE - The date will be set later
Times listed are local time in Sweden (CET).
For how long can we live? How can technology support us when dealing with age? The 2014 Nobel Week Dialogue aims to introduce new perspectives on the challenges and opportunities of ageing. A unique constellation of Nobel Laureates, world-leading scientists, experts and thought leaders will take part in the discussions.More about the event
In 1838, when Alfred Nobel was five years old his father moved to St. Petersburg. Alfred joined him a few years later.Alfred Nobel's early years in St. Petersburg
An entirely new industry grew up, based on Alfred Nobel's patents and with Alfred as the initiator.Alfred Nobel's dynamite companies
In his will of 27 November 1895 signed in Paris, Alfred Nobel specified that the bulk of his fortune should be used for prizes.Excerpt of Alfred Nobel's will
How much do you know about the founder of the Nobel Prize, Alfred Nobel?Try the quiz
Eleven men, one woman and one organization were awarded the Nobel Prize and the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel in 2013.See all 2013 Nobel Laureates
Find out where the Nobel Laureates were born in this interactive world map.Interactive map
The Nobel Prize have been awarded to women 45 times 1901-2013.All Nobel Prize awarded women
Learn about human blood types and blood transfusions!Play the Blood Typing Game
Collect a star and answer its laser question correctly.Play the Laser Challenge Game
Help your dog to cope with diabetes.Play the Diabetic Dog Game
Nadine Gordimer, awarded the 1991 Nobel Prize in Literature, died on 13 July 2014, 90 years old.Nobel Lecture: Writing and Being
Gerald M. Edelman, awarded the 1972 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for deciphering the structure of antibodies, died on 17 May at the age of 84.Video interview with Gerald M. Edelman
Gary S. Becker, awarded the 1992 Prize in Economic Sciences for having extended the domain of economic theory to aspects of human behavior, died on 3 May, 83 years old.Biography