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About the Nobel Peace Prize Page : Includes an archive of the Nobel Peace Prize winners by year. Includes biographies and quotes by and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.

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  • 2012 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.
  • 2011 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 work."
  • 2010 Liu Xiaobo of China
  • 2009 Barack 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.
  • 2008 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."
  • 2007 Al 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."
  • 2006 Nobel Peace Prize Winner - Muhammad Yunus and the Grameen Bank for their "efforts to create economic and social development from below."
  • 2005 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 way."
  • 2004 Wangari Muta Maathai for her "contribution to sustainable development, democracy and peace."
  • 2003 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 and children."
  • 2002 Jimmy 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."
  • 2001 Kofi Annan and the United Nations (U.N.) were awarded for their "work for a better organized and more peaceful world."
  • 2000 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."
  • 1999 the organization Médecins Sans Frontières was awarded the peace prize for their "pioneering humanitarian work on several continents."
  • 1993 Nelson 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 Africa."
  • 1979 Mother 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."
  • 1973 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 war"
  • 1964 Martin Luther King Quotes - Martin Luther King Biography - All Martin Luther King Jr. - Famous African American human rights activist and religious leader.
  • 1952 Albert 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 men."


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