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Nobel Prize

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Peace Prize Laureates - 16 Jun 2012
Peace Prize Laureates - 16 Jun 2012
NOBEL PEACE/OBAMA
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October 09, 2009
Barack Obama won in 2009 for "his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation...
New York, UNITED STATES
File photo of U.S. President Obama passing by a battered U.N. flag that flew over the bombed Canal Hotel...
Barack Obama won in 2009 for "his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples."
KOSOVO/
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June 16, 2009
Martti Ahtisaari won in 2008 for "his important efforts, on several continents and over more than three...
Pristina, Kosovo
Nobel Peace Prize laureate and former United Nations special envoy Martti Ahtisaari speaks during an...
Martti Ahtisaari won in 2008 for "his important efforts, on several continents and over more than three decades to resolve international conflicts."
PHILANTHROPY-CLINTON/
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September 23, 2009
Al Gore and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change won in 2007 for "their efforts to build up...
New York, UNITED STATES
Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore participates in a panel discussion at the Clinton Global Initiative...
Al Gore and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change won in 2007 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
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October 13, 2006
Muhammad Yunus and Grameen Bank won in 2006 for "advancing economic and social opportunities for the...
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Muhammad Yunus speaks to reporters outside his house in Dhaka
Muhammad Yunus and Grameen Bank won in 2006 for "advancing economic and social opportunities for the poor, especially women, through their pioneering microcredit work."
NOBEL PEACE
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October 07, 2005
Mohamed ElBaradei and the International Atomic Energy Agency won in 2005 for "their efforts to prevent...
Vienna, Austria
IAEA Director General ElBaradei smiles during a news conference in Vienna
Mohamed ElBaradei and the International Atomic Energy Agency won in 2005 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."
FRANCE-ENVIRONMENT/
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October 26, 2007
Wangari Maathai won in 2004 for "her contribution to sustainable development, democracy and peace."
Paris, France
Kenyan 2004 Nobel Peace Prize winner and environmentalist Wangari Maathai arrives on the last day of...
Wangari Maathai won in 2004 for "her contribution to sustainable development, democracy and peace."
IRAN-ELECTIONS/EBADI
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March 17, 2008
Shirin Ebadi won in 2003 for "her efforts for democracy and human rights, especially on the struggle...
Tehran, Iran
Iran's Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin Ebadi poses before an interview with Reuters in her office in...
Shirin Ebadi won in 2003 for "her efforts for democracy and human rights, especially on the struggle for the rights of women and children."
DOMINICAN/
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October 08, 2009
Jimmy Carter won in 2002 for "his decades of untiring effort to find peaceful solutions to international...
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Former U.S. President Carter smiles at a news conference at the National Palace in Santo Domingo
Jimmy Carter won in 2002 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."
KOREA
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October 18, 2006
Kim Dae Jung won in 2000 for "his work for democracy and human rights in South Korea and in East Asia...
Seoul, South Korea
Former South Korean president Kim arrives at the opening ceremony of the World Knowledge Forum 2006 in...
Kim Dae Jung won in 2000 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.
NORWAY NOBEL
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December 09, 1998
John Hume (L) and David Trimble won in 1998 for "their efforts to find a peaceful solution to the conflict...
Oslo, Norway
TRIMBLE AND HUME AT NOBEL INSTITUTE.
John Hume (L) and David Trimble won in 1998 for "their efforts to find a peaceful solution to the conflict in Northern Ireland."
LANDMINES REPORT
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May 14, 1999
Jody Williams and the International Campaign to Ban Landmines won in 1997 for "their work for the banning...
The Hague, Netherlands
NOBEL PEACE PRIZE WINNER JODY WILLIAMS SITS BEHIND LANDMINE MONITOR REPORT 1999.
Jody Williams and the International Campaign to Ban Landmines won in 1997 for "their work for the banning and clearing of anti-personnel mines."
ROTBLAT
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October 13, 1995
Joseph Rotblat and the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs won in 1995 for "their efforts...
Joseph Rotblat, the nuclear physicist turned peace campaigner speaks to journalists at his office ne.....
Joseph Rotblat and the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs won in 1995 for "their efforts to diminish the part played by nuclear arms in international politics and, in the longer run, to eliminate such arms."
SAFRICA ELECTIONS
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February 13, 2007
F.W. de Klerk (L) and Nelson Mandela won in 1993 for "their work for the peaceful termination of the...
Johannesburg, South Africa
Mandela and President F.W. de Klerk address a crowd in front of the Union Building in Pretoria
F.W. de Klerk (L) and Nelson Mandela won in 1993 for "their work for the peaceful termination of the apartheid regime and for laying the foundations for a new democratic South Africa."
SUU KYI
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July 20, 1995
Aung San Suu Kyi won in 1991 for "her non-violent struggle for democracy and human rights."
Aung San Suu Kyi wears a Burmese flower called "patauk" in her hair while meeting reporters at her R.....
Aung San Suu Kyi won in 1991 for "her non-violent struggle for democracy and human rights."
GORBACHEV
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October 21, 2005
Mikhail Gorbachev won in 1990 for "his leading role in the peace process."
Washington, USA
Former Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev smiles during a news conference marking the 20th anniversa.....
Mikhail Gorbachev won in 1990 for "his leading role in the peace process."
UN ASSEMBLY
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September 19, 2006
Oscar Arias Sanchez won in 1987 for "his work for peace in Central America, efforts which led to the...
New York, UNITED STATES
Costa Rica's President Sanchez addresses 61st United Nations General Assembly in New York
Oscar Arias Sanchez won in 1987 for "his work for peace in Central America, efforts which led to the accord signed in Guatemala.
USA/
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May 04, 2010
Elie Wiesel won in 1986 for his message "of peace, atonement and human dignity".
Washington, UNITED STATES
Writer Elie Wiesel speaks to the media in Washington
Elie Wiesel won in 1986 for his message "of peace, atonement and human dignity".
USA-AWARD/
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November 21, 2008
Desmond Tutu won in 1984 for his work as "a unifying leader figure in the campaign to resolve the problem...
Washington, UNITED STATES
South African Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu delivers remarks after being presented with the J. William...
Desmond Tutu won in 1984 for his work as "a unifying leader figure in the campaign to resolve the problem of apartheid in South Africa."
AFGHANISTAN
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November 06, 2001
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees won in 1981 for its work as "an international relief...
Peshawar, Pakistan
Afghan refugee children peek out from a United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) tent .....
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees won in 1981 for its work as "an international relief organization founded by the U.N. in 1951."
SPAIN
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April 19, 2006
Adolfo Perez Esquivel won in 1980 for founding "non-violent human rights organizations to fight the military...
Barcelona, Spain
1980 Nobel Peace Prize winner Esquivel smiles after receiving Parliament of Catalunya medal of Honour...
Adolfo Perez Esquivel won in 1980 for founding "non-violent human rights organizations to fight the military junta that was ruling his country (Argentina)."
MOTHER-TERESA/
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January 14, 1985
Mother Teresa won in 1979 as a "leader of missionaries of charity".
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Mother Teresa prays at the St. Francis of Assisi's Church in Hong Kong
Mother Teresa won in 1979 as a "leader of missionaries of charity".
MEXICO NOBEL
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July 21, 2004
Betty Williams won in 1976 for being founder of the organization Northern Ireland Peace Movement (later...
Mexico City, Mexico
Nobel Laureate Betty Williams with Guatemalan women in Mexico City.
Betty Williams won in 1976 for being founder of the organization Northern Ireland Peace Movement (later renamed Community of Peace People. Co-founder Mairead Corrigan (not pictured) also won.
RIGHTS MEXICO
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October 05, 2006
Sean Macbride won in 1974 for "his strong interest in human rights and helping found and then lead Amnesty...
Mexico City, Mexico
Members of AI take part in a protest in support of women abused by police in Mexico City
Sean Macbride won in 1974 for "his strong interest in human rights and helping found and then lead Amnesty International. Amnesty International separately won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1977 for "protecting the human rights of prisoners of conscience."
CANADA/
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June 10, 2008
Henry Kissinger won in 1973 "for the 1973 Paris agreement intended to bring about a cease-fire in the...
Montreal, Canada
Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger speaks at the International Economic Forum of the Americas/Conference...
Henry Kissinger won in 1973 "for the 1973 Paris agreement intended to bring about a cease-fire in the Vietnam war and a withdrawal of the American forces". Then North Vietnamese General Le Duc Tho was also awarded the Peace Prize but declined to accept.
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