Nobel Peace Prize

09.03.2015

ICAN and Abolition 2000 up for Nobel Peace Prize

ICAN and Abolition 2000 up for Nobel Peace Prize

The International Campaign to Abolition Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), working for a treaty to ban nuclear weapons – just as chemical and biological weapons have been banned – has been selected for review as a potential contender for the next Nobel Peace Prize awards, as has Abolition 2000. There is a… »

16.11.2014

Peace Prize Winners to meet in Rome after abandoning South Africa

Peace Prize Winners to meet in Rome after abandoning South Africa

The Nobel Peace Laureates have relocated their 2014 summit from South Africa to Italy after abandoning any possibility of attaining a visa for His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The summit was due to take place in Cape Town in October but the South African government, under pressure from China, their… »

10.10.2014

The Nobel Committee again ignores Nobel’s will

The Nobel Committee again ignores Nobel’s will

This prize is not a human rights or do-good prize. The two – excellent – people who are awarded the prize for 2014 have done great work for children’s rights but, unfortunately, human rights is not what Alfred Nobel sought to reward. Therefore the Nobel Committee has, once again, violated… »

02.10.2014

Nobel Laureates cancel summit as South Africa refuses visa for Dalai Lama

Nobel Laureates cancel summit as South Africa refuses visa for Dalai Lama

Nobel Laureates have been meeting annually since 1997, gathering those who have been awarded the Nobel Foundation’s most prestigious award to discuss current issues of social conflict and the way to advance in global peace.  As an initiative of the Gorbachev foundation, summits took place in Rome until 2007 since… »

18.09.2014

‘Say No to War and Media Propaganda’, Mairead Corrigan Maguire, Nobel Peace Laureate

‘Say No to War and Media Propaganda’, Mairead Corrigan Maguire, Nobel Peace Laureate

  Human Wrongs Watch By Mairead Corrigan Maguire*, Nobel Peace Laureate, September 2014, TRANSCEND Media Service – While US/UK/NATO are pushing for war with Russia, it behoves people and their governments around the world to take a clear stand for peace and against violence and war, no matter where it comes from. »

16.07.2013

Swedish Professor Nominates Snowden for Nobel Peace Prize

Swedish Professor Nominates Snowden for Nobel Peace Prize

National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. In a letter to the prize committee, Swedish sociology professor Stefan Svallfors cites Snowden’s “heroic effort at great personal cost,” saying he has “helped to make the world a little bit better and safer.” Svallfors also… »

06.04.2013

Bradley Manning Nobel Peace Campaign (Year 3) gathering pace

Bradley Manning Nobel Peace Campaign (Year 3) gathering pace

Whistleblower Bradley Manning has been nominated [for the third year running] for the Nobel Peace Prize, and according to several websites he should receive it. We include here links for those who would like to support the nomination. “No individual has done more to push back against what Martin… »

15.03.2013

Nobel Peace Laureates press Obama on Arms Trade Treaty

Nobel Peace Laureates press Obama on Arms Trade Treaty

US President Barack Obama must take the lead in securing a strong global Arms Trade Treaty, a group of 18 Nobel Peace Prize winners said in an open letter delivered to their fellow laureate at the White House today. Amnesty International, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War… »

15.12.2012

Why Isn’t the Nobel Peace Prize For the Champions of Peace?

Why Isn’t the Nobel Peace Prize For the Champions of Peace?

By Tomas Magnusson, co-president of the International Peace Bureau Leaders of the European Union (EU) will gather in Oslo to receive an increasingly controversial Nobel Peace Prize. Alfred Nobel, the Swedish inventor and industrialist, established the five prizes by his will in 1895 and there is a growing international awareness… »

13.10.2012

‘The EU Does Not Meet the Requirements of a Nobel Peace Laureate’

‘The EU Does Not Meet the Requirements of a Nobel Peace Laureate’

By Gunnar Westberg, IPPNW* – They did it again. The Nobel Peace Prize to the European Union. The Norwegian Nobel Prize committee has again decided to award the Nobel Peace Prize award to a recipient with the intention to encourage the awardee to work… »

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