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Nobel Peace Prize

Nobel Peace Prize

The Nobel Prize for "PEACE" has been awarded 104 times to 141 Nobel Prize laureates between 1901 and 2023, 111 individuals and 30 organisations. Since the International Committee of the Red Cross has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize three times (in 1917, 1944 and 1963), and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize two times (in 1954 and 1981), there are 27 individual organisations which have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Click on the links to get more information.

SlName CountryFlagYearAwarded For
1Frederic PassyFrance1901"for his lifelong work for international peace conferences, diplomacy and arbitration."
2Jean Henry DunantSwitzerland1901"for his humanitarian efforts to help wounded soldiers and create international understanding"
3Charles Albert GobatSwitzerland1902"for his eminently practical administration of the Inter-Parliamentary Union."
4Elie DucommunSwitzerland1902"for his untiring and skilful directorship of the Bern Peace Bureau"
5William Randal CremerUnited Kingdom1903"for his longstanding and devoted effort in favour of the ideas of peace and arbitration."
6Institute of International LawBelgium1904"for its striving in public law to develop peaceful ties between nations and to make the laws of war more humane."
7Bertha von SuttnerAustria1905"for her audacity to oppose the horrors of war."
8Theodore RooseveltUnited States1906"for his role in bringing to an end the bloody war recently waged between two of the world's great powers, Japan and Russia."
9Ernesto Teodoro MonetaItaly1907"for his work in the press and in peace meetings, both public and private, for an understanding between France and Italy"
10Louis RenaultFrance1907"for his decisive influence upon the conduct and outcome of the Hague and Geneva Conferences."
11Fredrik BajerDenmark1908"for their long time work for the cause of peace as politicians, peace society leaders, orators and authors."
12Klas Pontus ArnoldsonSweden1908"for their long time work for the cause of peace as politicians, peace society leaders, orators and authors."
13Auguste BeernaertBelgium1909"for their prominent position in the international movement for peace and arbitration."
14Paul Henri d'Estournelles de ConstantFrance1909"for their prominent position in the international movement for peace and arbitration."
15Permanent International Peace BureauSwitzerland1910"for acting as a link between the peace societies of the various countries, and helping them to organize the world rallies of the international peace movement."
16Alfred FriedAustria1911"for his effort to expose and fight what he considers to be the main cause of war, namely, the anarchy in international relations."
17Tobias AsserNetherlands1911"for his role as co-founder of the Institut de droit international, initiator of the Conferences on International Private Law (Conférences de Droit international privé) at the Hague, and pioneer in the field of international legal relations"
18Elihu RootUnited States1912"for bringing about better understanding between the countries of North and South America and initiating important arbitration agreements between the United States and other countries."
19Henri La FontaineBelgium1913"for his unparalleled contribution to the organization of peaceful internationalism."
20International Committee of the Red CrossSwitzerland1917"for the efforts to take care of wounded soldiers and prisoners of war and their families."
21Woodrow WilsonUnited States1919"for his role as founder of the League of Nations."
22Léon BourgeoisFrance1920"for his longstanding contribution to the cause of peace and justice and his prominent role in the establishment of the League of Nations."
23Christian LangeNorway1921"for their lifelong contributions to the cause of peace and organized internationalism."
24Hjalmar BrantingSweden1921"for their lifelong contributions to the cause of peace and organized internationalism."[8][26]
25Fridtjof NansenNorway1922"for his leading role in the repatriation of prisoners of war, in international relief work and as the League of Nations' High Commissioner for refugees."
26Sir Austen ChamberlainUnited Kingdom1925"for his crucial role in bringing about the Locarno Treaty."
27Aristide BriandFrance1926"for their crucial role in bringing about the Locarno Treaty."
28Gustav StresemannGermany1926"for their crucial role in bringing about the Locarno Treaty."
29Ferdinand BuissonFrance1927"for their contribution to the emergence in France and Germany of a public opinion which favours peaceful international cooperation."
30Ludwig QuiddeGermany1927"for their contribution to the emergence in France and Germany of a public opinion which favours peaceful international cooperation."
31Frank Billings KelloggUnited States1929"for his crucial role in bringing about the Kellogg-Briand Pact."
32Nathan SöderblomSweden1930"for promoting Christian unity and helping create 'that new attitude of mind which is necessary if peace between nations is to become reality'."
33Jane AddamsUnited States1931"for their assiduous effort to revive the ideal of peace and to rekindle the spirit of peace in their own nation and in the whole of mankind."
34Nicholas Murray ButlerUnited States1931"for their assiduous effort to revive the ideal of peace and to rekindle the spirit of peace in their own nation and in the whole of mankind."
35Sir Norman AngellUnited Kingdom1933"for having exposed by his pen the illusion of war and presented a convincing plea for international cooperation and peace."
36Arthur HendersonUnited Kingdom1934"for his untiring struggle and his courageous efforts as Chairman of the League of Nations Disarmament Conference 1931-34."
37Carl von OssietzkyGermany1935"for his burning love for freedom of thought and expression and his valuable contribution to the cause of peace."
38Carlos Saavedra LamasArgentina1936"for his role as father of the Argentine Antiwar Pact of 1933, which he also used as a means to mediate peace between Paraguay and Bolivia in 1935."
39The Viscount Cecil of ChelwoodUnited Kingdom1937"for his tireless effort in support of the League of Nations, disarmament and peace."
40Nansen International Office for RefugeesLeague of NationsLeague of Nations1938"for having carried on the work of Fridtjof Nansen to the benefit of refugees across Europe."
41International Committee of the Red CrossSwitzerland1944"for the great work it has performed during the war on behalf of humanity."
42Cordell HullUnited States1945"for his indefatigable work for international understanding and his pivotal role in establishing the United Nations."
43Emily Greene BalchUnited States1946"for her lifelong work for the cause of peace"
44John Raleigh MottUnited States1946"for his contribution to the creation of a peace-promoting religious brotherhood across national boundaries."
45The Quakers (represented by Friends Service Council and American Friends Service Committee)United States1947"for their pioneering work in the international peace movement and compassionate effort to relieve human suffering, thereby promoting the fraternity between nations."
46Lord Boyd-OrrUnited Kingdom1949"for his lifelong effort to conquer hunger and want, thereby helping to remove a major cause of military conflict and war."
47Ralph BuncheUnited States1950"for his work as mediator in Palestine in 1948-1949."
48Leon JouhauxFrance1951"for having devoted his life to the fight against war through the promotion of social justice and brotherhood among men and nations."
49Albert SchweitzerFrance1952"for his altruism, reverence for life, and tireless humanitarian work which has helped making the idea of brotherhood between men and nations a living one."
50George Catlett Marshall Jr.United States1953"for proposing and supervising the plan for the economic recovery of Europe."
51Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for RefugeesUnited Nations1954"for its efforts to heal the wounds of war by providing help and protection to refugees all over the world."
52Lester Bowles PearsonCanada1957"for his crucial contribution to the deployment of a United Nations Emergency Force in the wake of the Suez Crisis."
53Dominique PireBelgium1958"for his efforts to help refugees to leave their camps and return to a life of freedom and dignity."
54Philip Noel-BakerUnited Kingdom1959"for his longstanding contribution to the cause of disarmament and peace."
55Albert LutuliSouth Africa1960"for his non-violent struggle against apartheid."
56Dag HammarskjöldSweden1961"for developing the UN into an effective and constructive international organization, capable of giving life to the principles and aims expressed in the UN Charter."
57Linus PaulingUnited States1962"for his fight against the nuclear arms race between East and West."
58International Committee of the Red CrossSwitzerland1963"for promoting the principles of the Geneva Convention and cooperation with the UN."
59League of Red Cross SocietiesSwitzerland1963"for promoting the principles of the Geneva Convention and cooperation with the UN."
60Martin Luther King Jr.United States1964"for his non-violent struggle for civil rights for the Afro-American population."
61United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)United Nations1965"for its effort to enhance solidarity between nations and reduce the difference between rich and poor states."
62René CassinFrance1968"for his struggle to ensure the rights of man as stipulated in the UN Declaration."
63International Labour OrganizationUnited Nations1969"for creating international legislation insuring certain norms for working conditions in every country."
64Norman Ernest BorlaugUnited States1970"for having given a well-founded hope - the green revolution."
65Willy BrandtWest Germany1971"for paving the way for a meaningful dialogue between East and West."
66Henry KissingerUnited States1973"for jointly having negotiated a cease fire in Vietnam in 1973."
67Lê Đức ThọNorth Vietnam1973"for jointly having negotiated a cease fire in Vietnam in 1973."
68Eisaku SatōJapan1974"for his contribution to stabilize conditions in the Pacific rim area and for signing the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty."
69Seán MacBrideIreland1974"for his efforts to secure and develop human rights throughout the world"
70Andrei SakharovSoviet Union1975"for his struggle for human rights in the Soviet Union, for disarmament and cooperation between all nations."
71Betty WilliamsUnited Kingdom1976"for the courageous efforts in founding a movement to put an end to the violent conflict in Northern Ireland."
72Mairead CorriganUnited Kingdom1976"for the courageous efforts in founding a movement to put an end to the violent conflict in Northern Ireland."
73Amnesty InternationalUnited Kingdom1977"for worldwide respect for human rights."
74Menachem BeginIsrael1978"for jointly having negotiated peace between Egypt and Israel in 1978."
75Muhammad Anwar el-SadatEgypt1978"for jointly having negotiated peace between Egypt and Israel in 1978."
76Mother TeresaIndia1979"for her work for bringing help to suffering humanity."
77Adolfo Pérez EsquivelArgentina1980"for being a source of inspiration to repressed people, especially in Latin America."
78Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for RefugeesUnited Nations1981"for promoting the fundamental rights of refugees."
79Alfonso García RoblesMexico1982"for their work for disarmament and nuclear and weapon-free zones."
80Alva MyrdalSweden1982"for their work for disarmament and nuclear and weapon-free zones."
81Lech WałęsaPoland1983"for non-violent struggle for free trade unions and human rights in Poland."
82Desmond TutuSouth Africa1984"for his role as a unifying leader figure in the non-violent campaign to resolve the problem of apartheid in South Africa"
83International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear WarUnited States1985"for spreading authoritative information and by creating awareness of the catastrophic consequences of nuclear war."
84Elie WieselUnited States1986"for being a messenger to mankind: his message is one of peace, atonement and dignity."
85Óscar AriasCosta Rica1987"for his work for lasting peace in Central America."
86United Nations Peace-Keeping ForcesUnited Nations1988"for preventing armed clashes and creating conditions for negotiations."
87Tenzin GyatsoIndia1989"for advocating peaceful solutions based upon tolerance and mutual respect in order to preserve the historical and cultural heritage of his people."
88Mikhail GorbachevSoviet Union1990"for the leading role he played in the radical changes in East-West relations."
89Aung San Suu Kyi[F]Burma1991"for her non-violent struggle for democracy and human rights."
90Rigoberta MenchuGuatemala1992"for her struggle for social justice and ethno-cultural reconciliation based on respect for the rights of indigenous peoples."
91Frederik Willem de KlerkSouth Africa1993"for their work for the peaceful termination of the apartheid regime, and for laying the foundations for a new democratic South Africa."
92Nelson MandelaSouth Africa1993"for their work for the peaceful termination of the apartheid regime, and for laying the foundations for a new democratic South Africa."
93Shimon PeresIsrael1994"for their efforts to create peace in the Middle East."
94Yasser ArafatPalestine1994"for their efforts to create peace in the Middle East."
95Yitzhak RabinIsrael1994"for their efforts to create peace in the Middle East."
96Joseph RotblatPoland1995"for their efforts to diminish the part played by nuclear arms in international politics and, in the longer run, to eliminate such arms."
97Pugwash Conferences on Science and World AffairsCanada1995"for their efforts to diminish the part played by nuclear arms in international politics and, in the longer run, to eliminate such arms."
98Carlos Filipe Ximenes BeloEast Timor1996"for their work towards a just and peaceful solution to the conflict in East Timor."
99José Ramos-HortaEast Timor1996"for their work towards a just and peaceful solution to the conflict in East Timor."
100International Campaign to Ban LandminesSwitzerland1997"for their work for the banning and clearing of anti-personnel mines."
101Jody WilliamsUnited States1997"for their work for the banning and clearing of anti-personnel mines."
102David TrimbleUnited Kingdom1998"for their efforts to find a peaceful solution to the conflict in Northern Ireland."
103John HumeIreland1998"for their efforts to find a peaceful solution to the conflict in Northern Ireland."
104Médecins Sans FrontièresSwitzerland1999"in recognition of the organization's pioneering humanitarian work on several continents."
105Kim Dae-jungSouth Korea2000"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."
106Kofi AnnanGhana2001"for their work for a better organized and more peaceful world."
107United NationsUnited Nations2001"for their work for a better organized and more peaceful world."
108Jimmy CarterUnited States2002"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."
109Shirin EbadiIran2003"for her efforts for democracy and human rights. She has focused especially on the rights of women and children."
110Wangari Muta MaathaiKenya2004"for her contribution to sustainable development, democracy and peace."
111International Atomic Energy AgencyUnited Nations2005"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."
112Mohamed ElBaradeiEgypt2005"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."
113Grameen BankBangladesh2006"for their efforts to create economic and social development from below."
114Muhammad YunusBangladesh2006"for their efforts to create economic and social development from below."
115Al GoreUnited States2007"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."
116Intergovernmental Panel on Climate ChangeUnited Nations2007"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."
117Martti AhtisaariFinland2008"for his important efforts, on several continents and over more than three decades, to resolve international conflicts."
118Barack ObamaUnited States2009"for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples."
119Liu XiaoboChina2010"for his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China."
120Ellen Johnson SirleafLiberia2011"for their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women's rights to full participation in peace-building work."
121Leymah GboweeLiberia2011"for their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women's rights to full participation in peace-building work."
122Tawakkul KarmanYemen2011"for their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women's rights to full participation in peace-building work."
123European UnionEuropean Union2012"for over six decades contributed to the advancement of peace and reconciliation, democracy and human rights in Europe."
124Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical WeaponsNetherlands2013"for its extensive efforts to eliminate chemical weapons."
125Kailash SatyarthiIndia2014"for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education."
126Malala YousafzaiPakistan2014"for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education."
127Tunisian National Dialogue QuartetTunisia2015"for its decisive contribution to the building of a pluralistic democracy in Tunisia in the wake of the Jasmine Revolution of 2011."
128Juan Manuel SantosColombia2016"for his resolute efforts to bring the country's more than 50-year-long civil war to an end."
129International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear WeaponsSwitzerland2017"for its work to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons and for its ground-breaking efforts to achieve a treaty-based prohibition of such weapons."
130Denis MukwegeDemocratic Republic of the Congo2018"for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict."
131Nadia MuradIraq2018"for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict."
132Abiy AhmedEthiopia2019"for his efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation, and in particular for his decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighbouring Eritrea."
133World Food ProgrammeUnited Nations2020"for its efforts to combat hunger, for its contribution to bettering conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas and for acting as a driving force in efforts to prevent the use of hunger as a weapon of war and conflict."
134Dmitry MuratovRussia2021"for their efforts to safeguard freedom of expression, which is a precondition for democracy and lasting peace."
135Maria RessaPhilippines2021"for their efforts to safeguard freedom of expression, which is a precondition for democracy and lasting peace."
136Ales BialiatskiBelarus2022"The Peace Prize laureates represent civil society in their home countries. They have for many years promoted the right to criticise power and protect the fundamental rights of citizens. They have made an outstanding effort to document war crimes, human right abuses and the abuse of power. Together they demonstrate the significance of civil society for peace and democracy."
137Centre for Civil LibertiesUkraine2022"The Peace Prize laureates represent civil society in their home countries. They have for many years promoted the right to criticise power and protect the fundamental rights of citizens. They have made an outstanding effort to document war crimes, human right abuses and the abuse of power. Together they demonstrate the significance of civil society for peace and democracy."
138MemorialRussia2022"The Peace Prize laureates represent civil society in their home countries. They have for many years promoted the right to criticise power and protect the fundamental rights of citizens. They have made an outstanding effort to document war crimes, human right abuses and the abuse of power. Together they demonstrate the significance of civil society for peace and democracy."
139Narges MohammadiIran2023"for her fight against the oppression of women in Iran and her fight to promote human rights and freedom for all"

Nobel Peace Prize Awardee (1901 ~ 1925)

Frédéric Passy

Nobel Peace Prize 1901

Jean Henri Dunant

Nobel Peace Prize 1901

Élie Ducommun

Nobel Peace Prize 1902

Charles Albert Gobat

Nobel Peace Prize 1902

William Randal Cremer

Nobel Peace Prize 1903

Bertha von Suttner

Nobel Peace Prize 1905

Theodore Roosevelt

Nobel Peace Prize 1906

Louis Renault

Nobel Peace Prize 1907

Ernesto Teodoro Moneta

Nobel Peace Prize 1907

Klas Pontus Arnoldson

Nobel Peace Prize 1908

Fredrik Bajer

Nobel Peace Prize 1908

Alfred Hermann Fried

Nobel Peace Prize 1911

Tobias Michael Carel Asser

Nobel Peace Prize 1911

Elihu Root

Nobel Peace Prize 1912

Henri La Fontaine

Nobel Peace Prize 1913

Thomas Woodrow Wilson

Nobel Peace Prize 1919

Léon Bourgeois

Nobel Peace Prize 1920

Karl Hjalmar Branting

Nobel Peace Prize 1921

Christian Lous Lange

Nobel Peace Prize 1921

Fridtjof Nansen

Nobel Peace Prize 1922

Sir Austen Chamberlain

Nobel Peace Prize 1925

Charles Gates Dawes

Nobel Peace Prize 1925

Nobel Peace Prize Awardee (1926 ~ 1950)

Aristide Briand

Nobel Peace Prize 1926

Gustav Stresemann

Nobel Peace Prize 1926

Ferdinand Buisson

Nobel Peace Prize 1927

Ludwig Quidde

Nobel Peace Prize 1927

Frank Billings Kellogg

Nobel Peace Prize 1929

Jane Addams

Nobel Peace Prize 1931

Nicholas Murray Butler

Nobel Peace Prize 1931

Sir Norman Angell

Nobel Peace Prize 1933

Arthur Henderson

Nobel Peace Prize 1934

Carl von Ossietzky

Nobel Peace Prize 1935

Carlos Saavedra Lamas

Nobel Peace Prize 1936

Robert Cecil

Nobel Peace Prize 1937

Cordell Hull

Nobel Peace Prize 1945

John Raleigh Mott

Nobel Peace Prize 1946

Emily Greene Balch

Nobel Peace Prize 1946

Lord (John) Boyd Orr

Nobel Peace Prize 1949

Ralph Bunche

Nobel Peace Prize 1950

Nobel Peace Prize Awardee (1951 ~ 1975)

Léon Jouhaux

Nobel Peace Prize 1951

Albert Schweitzer

Nobel Peace Prize 1952

George Catlett Marshall

Nobel Peace Prize 1953

Lester Bowles Pearson

Nobel Peace Prize 1957

Georges Pire

Nobel Peace Prize 1958

Philip Noel-Baker

Nobel Peace Prize 1959

Albert John Lutuli

Nobel Peace Prize 1960

Dag Hammarskjöld

Nobel Peace Prize 1961

René Cassin

Nobel Peace Prize 1968

Norman E. Borlaug

Nobel Peace Prize 1970

Willy Brandt

Nobel Peace Prize 1971

Le Duc Tho

Nobel Peace Prize 1973

Seán MacBride

Nobel Peace Prize 1974

Eisaku Sato

Nobel Peace Prize 1974

Nobel Peace Prize Awardee (1976 ~ 2000)

Betty Williams

Nobel Peace Prize 1976

Mairead Corrigan

Nobel Peace Prize 1976

Menachem Begin

Nobel Peace Prize 1978

Mother Teresa

Nobel Peace Prize 1979

Alva Myrdal

Nobel Peace Prize 1982

Lech Walesa

Nobel Peace Prize 1983

Elie Wiesel

Nobel Peace Prize 1986

Tenzin Gyatso

Nobel Peace Prize 1989

Aung San Suu Kyi

Nobel Peace Prize 1991

Nelson Mandela

Nobel Peace Prize 1993

Yasser Arafat

Nobel Peace Prize 1994

Shimon Peres

Nobel Peace Prize 1994

Yitzhak Rabin

Nobel Peace Prize 1994

Joseph Rotblat

Nobel Peace Prize 1995

José Ramos-Horta

Nobel Peace Prize 1996