List of Nobel Peace Prize Laureates

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The Nobel Peace Prize is an award for special merits in peace work. It was donated by the Swedish inventor and industrialist Alfred Nobel . This award has been presented every year since 1901 on the anniversary of Alfred Nobel's death, December 10th, in Oslo.

The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded a total of 134 times up to 2019, of which 90 awards (67.2 percent) went to men, 17 (12.7 percent) to women and 27 (20.1 percent) to organizations. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has already been awarded three times (1917, 1944 and 1963) and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees twice (1954 and 1981). This means that 24 organizations have received at least one Nobel Peace Prize. So far no one has been awarded repeatedly.

A total of 67 of the Nobel Peace Prizes were awarded in full, 51 of which were awarded to a person and 16 to an organization. A total of 30 times the Nobel Peace Prize was split between several winners, 22 times to two people, twice to two organizations and six times to one person and one organization. Only twice (1994 and 2011) was the prize divided between three people.

List of award winners

This list provides a chronological overview of the Nobel Peace Prize winners . The category Nobel Peace Prize Winners offers an alphabetical overview .

Until 1990, in contrast to the other Nobel Prizes, no official reason was given for the Nobel Peace Prize. Therefore, in the justification for these years, the activity which is assumed to be the cause of the award is noted.


1901 to 1910 · 1911-1920 · 1921 to 1930 · 1931-1940 · 1941-1950 · 1951-1960
1961-1970 · 1971-1980 · 1981-1990 · 1991-2000 · 2001-2010 · 2011-2020

1901-1910

year Award winners Country at the time of award Activity of the award winner image
1901
(awarded 1901)
Henry Dunant
(1828-1910)
SwitzerlandSwitzerland Switzerland
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Founder of the International Committee of the Red Cross Henry Dunant
Frédéric Passy
(1822-1912)
Third French RepublicThird French Republic France Founder of the "French Society of Friends of Peace" (" International Peace League ") Frédéric Passy
1902 Élie Ducommun
(1833–1906)
SwitzerlandSwitzerland Switzerland Head of the Bern International Permanent Peace Office of the " Interparliamentary Union for International Arbitration " Élie Ducommun
Charles Albert Gobat
(1843-1914)
SwitzerlandSwitzerland Switzerland Head of the Central Office of the " Inter-Parliamentary Union for International Arbitration " Charles Albert Gobat
1903 William Randal Cremer
(1828-1908)
United Kingdom 1801United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland United Kingdom Founder of the " Inter-Parliamentary Union for International Arbitration " William Randal Cremer
1904 Institut de Droit international
(founded 1873)
Based in Ghent, BelgiumBelgiumBelgium  Work of the institute for the further development of international law Institut de Droit international
1905 Bertha von Suttner
(1843–1914)
Habsburg MonarchyHabsburg Monarchy Austria-Hungary
(born in Prague , now the Czech Republic )
Her life's work, including the novel Put your arms down! , probably suggested Nobel to donate the Nobel Peace Prize Bertha von Suttner
1906 Theodore Roosevelt
(1858-1919)
United States 45United States United States mediated the peace treaty between Russia and Japan in 1905 Theodore Roosevelt
1907 Ernesto Teodoro Moneta
(1833-1918)
Italy 1861Kingdom of Italy (1861-1946) Italy
(born in Milan , then Austrian Empire )
President of the Lombard Peace League Ernesto Teodoro Moneta
Louis Renault
(1843-1918)
Third French RepublicThird French Republic France played a prominent role at various international congresses, in particular the Hague Peace Conferences and the meetings of the Hague Conference on Private International Law Louis Renault
1908 Klas Pontus Arnoldson
(1844-1916)
SwedenSweden Sweden Founder of the Swedish Peace and Arbitration League Klas Pontus Arnoldson
Fredrik Bajer
(1837-1922)
DenmarkDenmark Denmark Honorary President of the Permanent International Peace Bureau Fredrik Bajer
1909 Auguste Beernaert
(1829–1912)
BelgiumBelgium Belgium Member of the International Court of Arbitration in The Hague Auguste Beernaert
Paul Henri d'Estournelles de Constant
(1852-1924)
Third French RepublicThird French Republic France Founder and President of the French Parliamentary Group on Voluntary Arbitration and founder of the Committee for the Defense of National Interests and International Reconciliation Paul Henri d'Estournelles de Constant
1910 Bureau International Permanent de la Paix (founded 1891) Based in Bern, SwitzerlandSwitzerlandSwitzerland  Permanent International Peace Office Bureau International Permanent de la Paix

1911-1920

year Award winners Country at the time of award Activity of the award winner image
1911 Tobias Asser
(1838-1913)
NetherlandsNetherlands Netherlands
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Organizer of the International Conference on Private Law in The Hague Tobias Asser
Alfred Hermann Fried
(1864–1921)
Habsburg MonarchyHabsburg Monarchy Austria-Hungary Founder of the magazine "Die Waffen Nieder" (later renamed " Die Friedens-Warte ") Alfred Hermann Fried
1912
(awarded in 1913)
Elihu Root
(1845-1937)
United States 48United States United States Author of various arbitration agreements Elihu Root
1913 Henri La Fontaine
(1854-1943)
BelgiumBelgium Belgium President of the Permanent International Peace Bureau Henri La Fontaine
1914 to 1916 not awarded
1917 International Committee of the Red Cross
(founded 1863)
Based in Geneva, SwitzerlandSwitzerlandSwitzerland  campaigned for prisoners of war and wounded as well as the respect of the Geneva Convention during the First World War Logo of the International Committee of the Red Cross
1918 not awarded
1919
(awarded 1920)
Woodrow Wilson
(1856-1924)
United States 48United States United States Mediation efforts to end the First World War. Initiated the foundation of the League of Nations Thomas Woodrow Wilson
1920 Léon Bourgeois
(1851-1925)
Third French RepublicThird French Republic France President of the Council of the League of Nations Léon Victor Bourgeois

1921-1930

year Award winners Country at the time of award Activity of the award winner image
1921 Hjalmar Branting
(1860-1925)
SwedenSweden Sweden Swedish delegate to the Council of the League of Nations Karl Hjalmar Branting
Christian Lous Lange
(1869–1938)
NorwayNorway Norway
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Secretary General of the Inter-Parliamentary Union Christian Lous Lange
1922 Fridtjof Nansen
(1861–1930)
NorwayNorway Norway Inventor of the Nansen pass for refugees Fridtjof Nansen
1923 to 1924 not awarded
1925
(awarded in 1926)
Austen Chamberlain
(1863-1937)
United Kingdom 1801United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland United Kingdom Negotiating partner for the Locarno Treaty Austen Chamberlain
Charles Gates Dawes
(1865-1951)
United States 48United States United States Founder of the Dawes Plan Charles Gates Dawes
1926 Aristide Briand
(1862-1932)
Third French RepublicThird French Republic France Co-initiator of the Locarno Treaty and Dawes Plan Aristide Briand
Gustav Stresemann
(1878–1929)
German EmpireGerman Empire Germany Negotiating partner for the Locarno Treaty Gustav Stresemann
1927 Ferdinand Buisson
(1841-1932)
Third French RepublicThird French Republic France Founder and President of the " Ligue des Droits de l'Homme " Ferdinand Buisson
Ludwig Quidde
(1858–1941)
German EmpireGerman Empire Germany Left-liberal historian and politician. From 1914 to 1929 chairman of the German Peace Society (DFG); Organizer of various international peace conferences Ludwig Quidde
1928 not awarded
1929
(awarded 1930)
Frank Billings Kellogg
(1856-1937)
United States 48United States United States Negotiating partner of the Briand-Kellogg Pact Frank Billings Kellogg
1930 Nathan Söderblom
(1866-1931)
SwedenSweden Sweden sat in the ecumenical one Nathan Soderblom

1931-1940

year Award winners Country at the time of award Activity of the award winner image
1931 Jane Addams
(1860-1935)
United States 48United States United States
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President of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom Jane Addams
Nicholas Murray Butler
(1862-1947)
United States 48United States United States sat down for the Kellogg-Briand Pact , a Nicholas Murray Butler
1932 not awarded
1933
(awarded in 1934)
Norman Angell
(1874-1967)
United KingdomUnited Kingdom United Kingdom Member of the Executive Commission of the League of Nations and the National Peace Council Norman Angell
1934 Arthur Henderson
(1863-1935)
United KingdomUnited Kingdom United Kingdom Chairman of the Conference on the Disarmament of the League of Nations (1932–1934) Arthur Henderson
1935
(awarded in 1936)
Carl von Ossietzky
(1889–1938)
GermanyGermany Germany Pacifist and journalist (the German Reich then forbids its citizens to accept the award) Carl von Ossietzky
1936 Carlos Saavedra Lamas
(1878-1959)
ArgentinaArgentina Argentina President of the League of Nations Assembly and mediator in the conflict between Paraguay and Bolivia (1935) Carlos Saavedra Lamas
1937 Robert Cecil, 1st Viscount Cecil of Chelwood
(1864-1958)
United KingdomUnited Kingdom United Kingdom Founder and President of the International Peace Campaign Robert Cecil, 1st Viscount Cecil of Chelwood
1938 Office international Nansen pour les réfugiés
(1930–1939)
Based in Geneva, SwitzerlandSwitzerlandSwitzerland  International Nansen Office for Refugees
1939 to 1940 not awarded

1941-1950

year Award winners Country at the time of award Activity of the award winner image
1941 to 1943 not awarded
1944
(awarded 1945)
International Committee of the Red Cross
(founded 1863)
SwitzerlandSwitzerland Switzerland campaigned for prisoners of war and wounded soldiers as well as for the inmates of the German concentration camps and for the civilian population during the Second World War Logo of the International Committee of the Red Cross
1945 Cordell Hull
(1871–1955)
United States 48United States United States
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Co-founder of the United Nations Cordell Hull
1946 Emily Greene Balch
(1867-1961)
United States 48United States United States President of the " Women's International League for Peace and Freedom " Emily Greene Balch
John Raleigh Mott
(1865–1955)
United States 48United States United States Chairman of the " International Missionary Council " and President of the "World Alliance of Young Men's Christian Associations" ( YMCA ), as well as founding general secretary of the World Christian Student Union ( WSCF ) John Raleigh Mott
1947 The Friends Service Council United KingdomUnited Kingdom United Kingdom The two Quaker organizations were honored on behalf of the Quaker's auxiliary work. Friends Service Council American Friends Service Committee
American Friends Service Committee United States 48United States United States
1948 not awarded
1949 John Boyd Orr
(1880-1971)
United KingdomUnited Kingdom United Kingdom
(born in Kilmaurs , Scotland )
Organizer and director of the Organization for Food and Agriculture (General Food and Agricultural Organization), President of the National Peace Council (National Peace Council) and the World Union of Peace Organizations (World Union of Peace Organizations) John Boyd Orr
1950 Ralph Bunche
(1904–1971)
United States 48United States United States Mediator in the Middle East Conflict (1948) Ralph Bunche

1951-1960

year Award winners Country at the time of award Activity of the award winner image
1951 Léon Jouhaux
(1879–1954)
France 1946Fourth French Republic France
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Trade unionists Léon Jouhaux
1952
(awarded 1953)
Albert Schweitzer
(1875–1965)
France 1946Fourth French Republic France
(born in Kaysersberg , then Germany )
Founder of the Tropical Hospital in Lambaréné , French Equatorial Africa (now Gabon ) Albert Schweitzer
1953 George C. Marshall
(1880-1959)
United States 48United States United States Founder of the Marshall Plan George C. Marshall
1954
(awarded in 1955)
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
(founded 1951)
Based in Geneva, SwitzerlandSwitzerlandSwitzerland  United Nations Refugee Agency Logo from the UNHCR
1955 to 1956 not awarded
1957 Lester Pearson
(1897–1972)
Canada 1957Canada Canada Former Canadian Foreign Minister and President of the United Nations General Assembly Lester Pearson
1958 Georges Pire
(1910-1969)
BelgiumBelgium Belgium Head of the refugee aid organization " L'Europe du Coeur au Service du Monde " Dominique Pire
1959 Philip Noel-Baker
(1889-1982)
United KingdomUnited Kingdom United Kingdom Commitment to international peace Philip Noel-Baker
1960
(awarded 1961)
Albert John Luthuli
(1898–1967)
South Africa 1928South African Union South Africa
(born in Bulawayo , now Zimbabwe )
President of the South African liberation movement African National Congress (ANC) Albert John Luthuli

1961-1970

year Award winners Country at the time of award Activity of the award winner image
1961 (posthumously) Dag Hammarskjöld
(1905–1961)
SwedenSweden Sweden
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Secretary General of the United Nations Dag Hammarskjöld
1962
(awarded in 1963)
Linus Carl Pauling
(1901–1994)
United StatesUnited States United States campaigned for the end of nuclear weapons tests Linus Carl Pauling
1963 International Committee of the Red Cross
(founded 1863)
Based in Geneva, SwitzerlandSwitzerlandSwitzerland  was involved in the war for the wounded and prisoners of war as well as for the dissemination of the Geneva Conventions Logo of the International Committee of the Red Cross
League of Red Cross Societies
(founded 1919)
Based in Geneva, SwitzerlandSwitzerlandSwitzerland  Aid to refugees in peacetime and for victims of natural disasters Logo of the League of Red Cross Societies
1964 Martin Luther King
(1929–1968)
United StatesUnited States United States Black rights advocate in the US and around the world Martin Luther King, Jr.
1965 United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
(founded 1946)
Based in New York, United States United Nations Children's Fund Emblem of the United Nations.svg
1966 to 1967 not awarded
1968 René Cassin
(1887–1976)
FranceFrance France President of the European Court of Human Rights René Cassin
1969 International Labor Organization (ILO, founded 1919) Based in Geneva, SwitzerlandSwitzerlandSwitzerland  Successful work for better working conditions since 1919 International Labor Organization logo
1970 Norman Borlaug
(1914-2009)
United StatesUnited States United States Work to improve agriculture Norman E. Borlaug

1971-1980

year Award winners Country at the time of award Activity of the award winner image
1971 Willy Brandt
(1913–1992)
Germany Federal RepublicFederal Republic of Germany BR Germany
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campaigned for peace with the Eastern Bloc and reconciliation with countries formerly occupied by the Third Reich Willy Brandt
1972 not awarded
1973 Henry Kissinger
(* 1923)
United StatesUnited States United States
(born in Fürth , Germany )
traded the 1973 peace agreement in Vietnam from
Lê Đức Thọ did not accept the price.
Henry Kissinger
Lê Đức Thọ
(1911–1990)
VietnamVietnam Vietnam Lê Đức Thọ
1974 Seán MacBride
(1904–1988)
IrelandIreland Ireland
(born in Paris , France )
President of the International Peace Bureau, Geneva, President of the UN Commission for Namibia Seán MacBride
Eisaku Satō
(1901–1975)
JapanJapan Japan former Japanese Prime Minister, for fighting the proliferation of nuclear weapons Satō Eisaku
1975 Andrei Dmitrijewitsch Sakharov
(1921-1989)
Soviet Union 1955Soviet Union Soviet Union Human rights activist in the USSR Andrei Dmitrievich Sakharov
1976
(awarded 1977)
Betty Williams
(1943-2020)
United KingdomUnited Kingdom United Kingdom of Northern Ireland
Northern IrelandNorthern Ireland 
Founders of the "Northern Ireland Peace Movement" (renamed "Community of Peace People") Betty Williams
Mairead Corrigan
(* 1944)
United KingdomUnited Kingdom United Kingdom of Northern Ireland
Northern IrelandNorthern Ireland 
Mairead Corrigan
1977 Amnesty International
(founded in 1961)
United KingdomUnited Kingdom United Kingdom campaigned for political prisoners Amnesty International logo
1978 Anwar as-Sadat
(1918–1981)
Egypt 1972Egypt Egypt initiated the peace treaty between Egypt and Israel Anwar as-Sadat
Menachem Begin
(1913–1992)
IsraelIsrael Israel
(born in Brest , then Russia , now Belarus )
Menachem Begin
1979 Mother Teresa
(1910-1997)
IndiaIndia India

(born in Üsküb , Ottoman Empire , today Skopje, North Macedonia )

Founder of the Order of Missionaries of Charity mother Teresa
1980 Adolfo Pérez Esquivel
(* 1931)
ArgentinaArgentina Argentina Human rights activist Adolfo Maria Pérez Esquivel

1981-1990

year Award winners Country at the time of award Activity of the award winner / reason image
1981
(awarded 1981)
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
(founded 1951)
Based in Geneva , SwitzerlandSwitzerlandSwitzerland  United Nations Refugee Agency UNHCR logo
1982 Alva Myrdal
(1902-1986)
SwedenSweden Sweden Diplomat and delegate of the UN disarmament conferences Alva Myrdal
Alfonso García Robles
(1911–1991)
MexicoMexico Mexico Permanent representative at the Geneva disarmament negotiations, member of the UN Special Conference on Disarmament Alfonso Garcia Robles
1983 Lech Wałęsa
(* 1943)
Poland 1944Poland Poland
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Founder of the Polish trade union and human rights movement Solidarność ("Solidarity") Lech Wałęsa
1984 Desmond Tutu
(* 1931)
South Africa 1961South Africa South Africa contributed to ending apartheid in South Africa Desmond tutu
1985 International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW)
(founded 1980)
Based in Somerville , United StatesUnited StatesUnited States  International Doctors for the Prevention of Nuclear War Logo from IPPNW
1986 Elie Wiesel
(1928-2016)
United StatesUnited States United States
(born in Sighet , Romania )
American writer, Holocaust survivor, fought against oppression, violence and racism Elie Wiesel
1987 Óscar Arias Sánchez (* 1940) Costa RicaCosta Rica Costa Rica "For his work for peace in Central America, efforts that led to the agreement that was signed in Guatemala on August 7th of that year " Óscar Arias Sánchez
1988 United Nations Peacekeeping Forces
(founded 1948)
Based in New York , United StatesUnited StatesUnited States  Peace operations on behalf of the United Nations in crisis areas (worldwide) United Nations peacekeeping forces
1989 Tenzin Gyatso (14th Dalai Lama )
(* 1935)
TibetTibet (1912–1951) Tibet advocates a demilitarized Tibet and the self-determination of the Tibetans 14. Dalai Lama Tendzin Gyatsho
1990 Mikhail Gorbachev
(* 1931)
Soviet UnionSoviet Union Soviet Union "For his leading role in the peace process that characterizes important parts of the international community today" Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev

1991-2000

year Award winners Country at the time of award Reason for awarding the prize image
1991
(awarded 1991)
Aung San Suu Kyi
(* 1945)
Myanmar 1974Myanmar Myanmar
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"For their commitment to human rights" Aung San Suu Kyi
1992 Rigoberta Menchú
(* 1959)
GuatemalaGuatemala Guatemala "For their commitment to human rights, especially of indigenous peoples" Rigoberta Menchú Tum
1993 Nelson Mandela
(1918-2013)
South Africa 1961South Africa South Africa "For their contribution to ending apartheid in South Africa" Nelson Mandela
Frederik Willem de Klerk
(* 1936)
South Africa 1961South Africa South Africa Frederik Willem de Klerk (left) and Nelson Mandela
1994 Yasser Arafat
(1929-2004)
Palastina autonomous areasPalestine Palestine
(born in Cairo , Egypt )
"For their efforts to resolve the Middle East conflict" Yasser Arafat
Shimon Peres
(1923-2016)
IsraelIsrael Israel
(born in Wiszniewo , Poland )
Shimon Peres
Yitzchak Rabin
(1922–1995)
IsraelIsrael Israel Yitzhak Rabin
1995 Józef Rotblat
(1908-2005)
United KingdomUnited Kingdom United Kingdom
(born in Warsaw , Poland )
"For their efforts to reduce the role of nuclear weapons in international politics" Józef Rotblat
Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs
(since 1957)
CanadaCanada Canada Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs
1996 Carlos Filipe Ximenes Belo
(* 1948)
East TimorEast Timor East Timor "For your efforts to find a peaceful solution to the East Timor conflict" Carlos Filipe Ximenes Belo
José Ramos-Horta
(* 1949)
East TimorEast Timor East Timor José Ramos-Horta
1997 International Campaign to Ban Landmines
(founded 1995)
Based in Geneva, SwitzerlandSwitzerlandSwitzerland  "For their efforts to outlaw mines directed against people internationally" International Campaign to Ban Landmines
Jody Williams
(born 1950)
United StatesUnited States United States Jody Williams
1998 John Hume
(1937-2020)
United KingdomUnited Kingdom United Kingdom of Northern Ireland
Northern IrelandNorthern Ireland 
"For your efforts to find a peaceful solution to the Northern Ireland conflict" John Hume
David Trimble
(born 1944)
United KingdomUnited Kingdom United Kingdom of Northern Ireland
Northern IrelandNorthern Ireland 
David Trimble
1999 Doctors Without Borders (Médecins sans Frontières)
(founded in 1971)
Based in Geneva, SwitzerlandSwitzerlandSwitzerland  "In recognition of their humanitarian pioneering work on several continents"
2000 Kim Dae-jung
(1925-2009)
Korea SouthSouth Korea South Korea "For his contributions to the understanding between South Korea and North Korea" Kim Dae-jung

2001-2010

year Award winners Country at the time of award Reason for awarding the prize image
2001
(awarded 2001)
United Nations
(founded 1945)
Based in New York, United StatesUnited StatesUnited States  "For their commitment to a better organized and more peaceful world" UN logo
Kofi Annan
(1938-2018)
GhanaGhana Ghana Kofi Annan
2002 Jimmy Carter
(born 1924)
United StatesUnited States United States "For his many years of contributions to the solution of international conflicts and to the promotion of democracy and human rights" Jimmy Carter
2003 Shirin Ebadi
(* 1947)
IranIran Iran
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"For their commitment to democracy and human rights" Shirin Ebadi
2004 Wangari Maathai
(1940-2011)
KenyaKenya Kenya "For their contribution to sustainable development, democracy and peace" Wangari Muta Maathai
2005 International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
(founded 1957)
Based in Vienna, AustriaAustriaAustria  "For their use against the military misuse of atomic energy and for the safe use of atomic energy for civil purposes" IAEA
Mohammed el-Baradei
(* 1942)
EgyptEgypt Egypt Mohammed el-Baradei
2006 Muhammad Yunus
(* 1940)
BangladeshBangladesh Bangladesh "For the promotion of economic and social development from below" Muhammad Yunus
Grameen Bank
(founded 1983)
BangladeshBangladesh Bangladesh Grameen Bank
2007 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC, founded 1988) Based in Geneva, SwitzerlandSwitzerlandSwitzerland  "For their efforts to develop and disseminate a better understanding of man-made climate change and for laying the foundations for action against climate change" Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Al Gore
(born 1948)
United StatesUnited States United States Al Gore (2007)
2008 Martti Ahtisaari
(* 1937)
FinlandFinland Finland "For his important efforts to solve international conflicts on different continents and over three decades" Martti Ahtisaari
2009 Barack Obama
(* 1961)
United StatesUnited States United States "For his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples" Barack Obama
2010 Liu Xiaobo
(1955-2017)
China People's RepublicPeople's Republic of China People's Republic of China "For his long and non-violent struggle for basic human rights in China"

2011-2020

year Award winners Country at the time of award Reason for awarding the prize image
2011
(awarded 2011)
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (* 1938) LiberiaLiberia Liberia
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"For their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for the right of women to participate fully in peace-building work" Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
Leymah Gbowee (born 1972) LiberiaLiberia Liberia Leymah Gbowee
Tawakkol Karman (* 1979) YemenYemen Yemen Tawakkol Karman
2012 European Union
(founded in 1952 or 1993)
Based in Brussels, BelgiumBelgiumBelgium  "For over six decades that contributed to the development of peace and reconciliation, democracy and human rights in Europe" European Union flag
2013 Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)
(founded 1997)
Based in The Hague, the NetherlandsNetherlandsNetherlands  "For their extensive efforts to eliminate chemical weapons" Logo of the OPCW
2014 Kailash Satyarthi (* 1954) IndiaIndia India "For their fight against the oppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education" Kailash Satyarthi
Malala Yousafzai (* 1997) PakistanPakistan Pakistan Malala Yousafzai
2015 Quartet du dialogue national
(founded 2013)
TunisiaTunisia Tunisia "For his decisive contribution to building a pluralistic democracy in Tunisia as a result of the Jasmine Revolution of 2011" The quartet of Tunisian Nobel Peace Prize winners
2016 Juan Manuel Santos (* 1951) ColombiaColombia Colombia "For his determined efforts to end the more than 50 year old civil war in the country " Juan Manuel Santos
2017 International Campaign for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons (ICAN)
(founded in 2007)
Based in Geneva, SwitzerlandSwitzerlandSwitzerland  "For their work in drawing attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons and for their pioneering efforts to achieve a treaty ban on such weapons" ICAN logo
2018 Denis Mukwege (* 1955) Congo Democratic RepublicDemocratic Republic of Congo Democratic Republic of Congo "For their use against sexual violence as a weapon in wars and armed conflicts" Denis Mukwege
Nadia Murad (* 1993) IraqIraq Iraq Nadia Murad
2019 Abiy Ahmed (* 1976) EthiopiaEthiopia Ethiopia "For his efforts for peace and international cooperation and especially for his determined initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighboring Eritrea" Abiy Ahmed

1901 to 1910 · 1911-1920 · 1921 to 1930 · 1931-1940 · 1941-1950 · 1951-1960
1961-1970 · 1971-1980 · 1981-1990 · 1991-2000 · 2001-2010 · 2011-2020

Distribution according to nationalities

nation Number of awards
(International) organizations 22nd
United StatesUnited States United States 21st
United KingdomUnited Kingdom United Kingdom
including Northern IrelandNorthern IrelandNorthern Ireland 
12
4
FranceFrance France 9
SwedenSweden Sweden 5
GermanyGermany Germany 4th
South AfricaSouth Africa South Africa 4th
BelgiumBelgium Belgium 3
IsraelIsrael Israel 3
SwitzerlandSwitzerland Switzerland 3
EgyptEgypt Egypt 2
ArgentinaArgentina Argentina 2
AustriaAustria Austria 2
IndiaIndia India 2
LiberiaLiberia Liberia 2
NorwayNorway Norway 2
East TimorEast Timor East Timor 2
Soviet UnionSoviet Union Soviet Union 2
BangladeshBangladesh Bangladesh 2
China People's RepublicPeople's Republic of China People's Republic of China 1
Costa RicaCosta Rica Costa Rica 1
DenmarkDenmark Denmark 1
EthiopiaEthiopia Ethiopia 1
FinlandFinland Finland 1
GhanaGhana Ghana 1
GuatemalaGuatemala Guatemala 1
IraqIraq Iraq 1
IranIran Iran 1
IrelandIreland Ireland 1
ItalyItaly Italy 1
JapanJapan Japan 1
YemenYemen Yemen 1
CanadaCanada Canada 1
KenyaKenya Kenya 1
ColombiaColombia Colombia 1
Congo Democratic RepublicDemocratic Republic of Congo Democratic Republic of Congo 1
MexicoMexico Mexico 1
MyanmarMyanmar Myanmar 1
NetherlandsNetherlands Netherlands 1
PakistanPakistan Pakistan 1
Palastina autonomous areasPalestine Palestine 1
PolandPoland Poland 1
Korea SouthSouth Korea South Korea 1
TibetTibet (1912–1951) Tibet 1
TunisiaTunisia Tunisia 1
VietnamVietnam Vietnam 1

Web links

Commons : Nobel Peace Prize Laureate  - Collection of images, videos and audio files
Wiktionary: Nobel Peace Prize winners  - explanations of meanings, word origins, synonyms, translations

Individual evidence

The data on the winners correspond to the information on the official website of the Nobel Prize Foundation.

  1. a b c d e f g h i j k l Country according to the information on nobelprize.org. The country may differ from the nationality of the laureate.
  2. a b c d e f g h i j k l Until 1986, as well as in 1988 and 1989, no official justification was given. The activities of these award winners are noted.
  3. a b c d e f g h The prize money was given to the funds of this prize category.
  4. http://www.nobelprize.org/ : 1925 , [1] ; last viewed on Feb. 5, 2013
  5. a b c One third of the prize money was given to the main fund and two thirds to the funds in this prize category.
  6. An award was refused because there was no “suitable living candidate”. Mahatma Gandhi was nominated, but a few days before the nomination deadline he was shot. An initially considered posthumous award was then dispensed with for various reasons. Øyvind Tønnesson: “Mahatma Gandhi, the Missing Laureate” on nobelprize.org
  7. Why Le Duc Tho refused his Nobel Peace Prize. Transcription of Lê Đức Thọ's letter about the rejection of the Nobel Prize (unofficial translation by the New York Times ). In: Black and White Cat. December 11, 2010; Archived from the original on January 1, 2011 ; accessed on April 15, 2015 .
  8. a b c d Northern Ireland is mentioned in the official lists of the Nobel Peace Prize, but the United Kingdom is mentioned in the official lists of the entire Nobel Prize.
  9. Information from the official lists of the Nobel Foundation. Mother Teresa came from an Albanian family and grew up in Macedonia , Serbia, from 1912 onwards, but spent most of her life in India and in 1948 she took on Indian citizenship. That is why she is also listed as an Indian on the lists.
  10. This information can be found in the official lists of Nobel institutions, but is controversial. Tendzin Gyatsho was born in an independent Tibet, but at the time of the award of the prize this state only existed in the form of a government in exile .
  11. gates Frängsmyr in Les Prix Nobel 1989, published by the Nobel Foundation
  12. This was the first time that the role of environmental protection for world peace was honored.
  13. ^ Nobel Media AB: International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) - Facts. November 6, 2017. Retrieved November 6, 2017 .
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