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Friday 10 October, 11:00 a.m.


Quick Facts

Founded: 1901
Awards: 94 Prizes to 126 Laureates
Awarded women: 15
Awarded organizations: 22
Prizes to one Laureate only: 64
Declined the Peace Prize: 1

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The Nobel Peace Prize

Awarded to 126 Nobel Laureates since 1901

 


"The said interest shall be divided into five equal parts, which shall be apportioned as follows: /- - -/ one 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)

Alfred Nobel was interested in social issues and was engaged in the peace movement. His acquaintance with Bertha von Suttner (who was later awarded the 1905 Nobel Peace Prize) influenced his own views on peace. Perhaps his peace interest was also because his inventions were used in warfare and assassination attempts? Peace was the fifth and final prize area that Nobel mentioned in his will.

The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded by a committee of five persons who are chosen by the Norwegian Storting (Parliament of Norway).

Geir Lundestad Geir Lundestad

- Can You Choose Anyone for the Nobel Peace Prize?

Geir Lundestad, Secretary of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, answers frequently asked questions about the Nobel Peace Prize: the selection process, the most popular and criticized prizes and more.

14 questions about the Nobel Peace Prize

Did You Know?

94

Nobel Peace Prizes have been awarded 1901-2013.

2

Peace Prizes have been divided between three persons.

15

women have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize so far.

62

is the average age of the Nobel Peace Prize Laureates the year they were awarded the prize.

1

Peace Prize Laureate, Le Duc Tho, has declined the Nobel Peace Prize.

3

Peace Prize Laureates have been under arrest at the time of the award: German pacifist and journalist Carl von Ossietzky, Burmese politician Aung San Suu Kyi and Chinese human rights activist Liu Xiaobo.

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Hands

Nobel's Will and the Peace Prize

Alfred Nobel left no explanation as to why the Peace Prize was to be awarded by a Norwegian committee while the other four prizes were to be handled by Swedish committees.

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Martin Luther King, Jr. delivering his acceptance speech

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The Red Cross Movement

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Play the Prisoners of War Game and find out!
ICHCR

Awarded Three Times

The Red Cross has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize three times - in 1917, 1944 and 1963

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Henry Dunant

Henry Dunant

Henry Dunant, the founder of the Red Cross in 1863, was awarded the first Nobel Peace Prize in 1901. In accordance with his wishes he was carried to his grave «like a dog».

Read Henry Dunant's biography