Nobel Peace Prize laureates have included politicians, international organizations, peace movements and human rights advocates.
Swedish inventor Alfred Nobel specified in his will that his fortune be used to create a foundation person which every year picks a person who "shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses." Nobel's relatives were outraged, so the first prize was awarded five years after his death, in 1901. This page is a collection of recent DW content tied to the Peace Prize or to Alfred Nobel, also the inventor of dynamite.
In the wake of sexual abuse allegations, Oxfam has lost another of its ambassadors. Nobel Peace Prize winner Desmond Tutu spoke of "immorality and possible criminality," as Haiti launches a probe into the incidents.
In 2017, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) won the Nobel Peace Prize "for its work to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons". At the World Economic Forum, its executive director Beatrice Fihn told DW that the risk from such weapons grew last year and that there needs to be more awareness of a "very worrying trend."
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The Nobel Peace Prize usually gets a lot of attention and sometimes fierce criticism. The Norwegian Nobel Committee doesn’t always get it right. So how do you avoid giving the most coveted peace prize there is to people who later might prove not worthy of it? Lars Bevanger has been finding out in Oslo.