Nomination archive

Nomination for Nobel Peace Prize
Number:1 - 2
Nominee 1:
Name:Jane Addams
Year, Birth:1860
Year, Death:1935
Profession:Social reformer and pacifist. Author. Leader of the American settlement house movement. Co-founder of WILPF.
Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 1931
Nominee 2:
Name: Prince Carl of Sweden
Year, Birth:1861
Year, Death:1951
Profession:President of the Swedish Red Cross
Country:SWEDEN (SE)
Motivation:Addams was the co-founder and president of the Women's Peace Party (1915). In 1915 she attended the Women's Peace Conference at The Hague, and she was elected president of the International Committee of Women for Permanent Peace. After the conference Addams and several of the delegates went on a peace mission to the European political leaders and to the American president. Addams was elected president of the newly formed Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) at the second Women's Peace Conference in 1919. She presided over the 4th regular peace conference held by the WILPF in Washington in 1924. It adopted a manifesto stating that civilization can only be rebuilt on international justice, renouncing the Treaty of Versailles. It furthermore demanded democratic control over foreign policy, social peace and a stronger international organization. Prince Carl was nominated for his work as President of the Swedish Red Cross, which was one of the largest and best organized of the national divisions of the International Red Cross. His work for prisoners of war and refugees was especially mentioned.
Name:Cornelius Bernhard Hanssen
Profession:Member of the Norwegian parliament. Member of the Nobel Committee (1913-1939).
Country:NORWAY (NO)
Comments: Addams founded several settlement houses, most notably Hull House in Chicago. Her aim was to improve the living conditions of immigrants and working class people through educational and philantropic activities.