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Winners of the Nobel Peace Prize by Year @ Woopidoo
The European Union was awarded the Nobel
Peace Prize for contributing to the
advancement of peace and reconciliation,
democracy and human rights in Europe
for over six decades.
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Leymah Gbowee
or Liberia and Tawakel Karman of Yemen.
They were awarded the peace prize for
their "non-violent struggle for
the safety of women and for women's
rights to full participation in peace-building
Liu Xiaobo of China
Obama wins the 2009
Nobel Peace prize for his "efforts
to strengthen international diplomacy
and cooperation between peoples."
Some have since criticized this decison
as some of the president's decisions
are far from preaceful.
Martti Ahtisaari from Finland was awarded
the famous Nobel Peace Prize for his
"important efforts, on several
continents and over more than three
decades, to resolve international conflicts."
Gore and the Intergovernmental Panel
on Climate Change (IPCC) for their "efforts
to build up and disseminate greater
knowledge about man-made climate change,
and to lay the
foundations for the measures that are
needed to counteract such change."
Nobel Peace Prize Winner - Muhammad
Yunus and the Grameen Bank for their
"efforts to create economic and
social development from below."
Mohamed ElBaradei and the International
Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) won the
Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts
to "prevent nuclear energy from
being used for military purposes and
to ensure that nuclear energy for peaceful
purposes is used in the safest possible
Wangari Muta Maathai for her "contribution
to sustainable development, democracy
Shirin Ebadi of Iran was awarded the
prize for her "efforts for democracy
and human rights. She has focused especially
on the struggle for the rights of women
Carter won the prestigious Nobel
Prize for his "decades of untiring
effort to find peaceful solutions to
international conflicts, to advance
democracy and human rights, and to promote
economic and social development."
Kofi Annan and the United Nations (U.N.)
were awarded for their "work for
a better organized and more peaceful
Kim Dae-jung won the peace prize for
his work for "democracy and human
rights in South Korea and in East Asia
in general, and for peace and reconciliation
with North Korea in particular."
the organization Médecins Sans
Frontières was awarded the peace
prize for their "pioneering humanitarian
work on several continents."
Madela and Frederik Willem de Klerk
for their "work for the peaceful
termination of the apartheid regime,
and for laying the foundations for a
new democratic South
Teresa became a Nobel Peace Prize
laureate for her "work undertaken
in the struggle to overcome poverty
and distress, which also constitute
a threat to peace."
Le Duc Tho and Henry
Kissinger jointly received the award
for the "1973 Paris agreement intended
to bring about a cease-fire in the Vietnam
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Martin Luther King Jr. - Famous
African American human rights activist
and religious leader.
Schweitzer. The chairman of the
Nobel committee said of Schweizer; "His
work has made the concept of brotherhood
a living one, and his words have reached
and taken root in the minds of countless
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