Nobel Peace Prize. 10-11 December Oslo celebrates the Nobel Peace Prize with the prize ceremony, a torchlight parade and a concert in honor of the laureates.
The Norwegian Nobel Committee decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2015 is to be awarded to the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet “for its decisive contribution to the building of a pluralistic democracy in Tunisia in the wake of the Jasmine Revolution of 2011.” The award ceremony takes place in Oslo City Hall 10 December .
The Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to 129 Laureates – to 103 individuals and 26 organizations. Since the Committe International de la Croix Rouge (International Committee of the Red Cross) was awarded three times and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees twice, there are 103 individuals and 23 organizations that have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
There are more than 300 peace prizes in the world. None is in any way as well known and as highly respected as the Nobel Peace Prize. The Oxford Dictionary of Twentieth Century World History, to cite just one example, states that the Nobel Peace Prize is “The world’s most prestigious prize awarded for the ‘preservation of peace’.”
The Nobel Peace Prize Concert takes place in Telenor Arena on 11 December, with Norwegian and international artists performing in honor of the Nobel Peace Prize laureates. If you cannor wait until then, the Nobel Peace Prize museum with an exciting combination of changing and permanent exhibitions that promote popular interest in issues relating to war, peace and conflict resolution is worth a visit. The Peace Prize laureates are all presented on digital screens in the Nobel Field, a garden of 1000 fibre-optic lights. Don’t miss the magical book about Alfred Nobel’s life and work – the Electronic Wall Papers.