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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
141Narges MohammadiIran2023"for her fight against the oppression of women in Iran and her fight to promote human rights and freedom for all"
140MemorialRussia2022"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."
139Centre 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."
138Ales 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."
137Maria RessaPhilippines2021"for their efforts to safeguard freedom of expression, which is a precondition for democracy and lasting peace."
136Dmitry MuratovRussia2021"for their efforts to safeguard freedom of expression, which is a precondition for democracy and lasting peace."
135World 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."
134Abiy 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."
133Nadia MuradIraq2018"for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict."
132Denis MukwegeDemocratic Republic of the Congo2018"for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict."
131International 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."
130Juan Manuel SantosColombia2016"for his resolute efforts to bring the country's more than 50-year-long civil war to an end."
129Tunisian 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."
128Malala YousafzaiPakistan2014"for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education."
127Kailash SatyarthiIndia2014"for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education."
126Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical WeaponsNetherlands2013"for its extensive efforts to eliminate chemical weapons."
125European UnionEuropean Union2012"for over six decades contributed to the advancement of peace and reconciliation, democracy and human rights in Europe."
124Tawakkul KarmanYemen2011"for their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women's rights to full participation in peace-building work."
123Leymah GboweeLiberia2011"for their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women's rights to full participation in peace-building work."
122Ellen Johnson SirleafLiberia2011"for their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women's rights to full participation in peace-building work."
121Liu XiaoboChina2010"for his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China."
120Barack ObamaUnited States2009"for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples."
119Martti AhtisaariFinland2008"for his important efforts, on several continents and over more than three decades, to resolve international conflicts."
118Intergovernmental 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."
117Al 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."
116Muhammad YunusBangladesh2006"for their efforts to create economic and social development from below."
115Grameen BankBangladesh2006"for their efforts to create economic and social development from below."
114Mohamed 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."
113International 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."
112Wangari Muta MaathaiKenya2004"for her contribution to sustainable development, democracy and peace."
111Shirin EbadiIran2003"for her efforts for democracy and human rights. She has focused especially on the rights of women and children."
110Jimmy 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."
109United NationsUnited Nations2001"for their work for a better organized and more peaceful world."
108Kofi AnnanGhana2001"for their work for a better organized and more peaceful world."
107Kim 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."
106Médecins Sans FrontièresSwitzerland1999"in recognition of the organization's pioneering humanitarian work on several continents."
105John HumeIreland1998"for their efforts to find a peaceful solution to the conflict in Northern Ireland."
104David TrimbleUnited Kingdom1998"for their efforts to find a peaceful solution to the conflict in Northern Ireland."
103Jody WilliamsUnited States1997"for their work for the banning and clearing of anti-personnel mines."
102International Campaign to Ban LandminesSwitzerland1997"for their work for the banning and clearing of anti-personnel mines."
101José Ramos-HortaEast Timor1996"for their work towards a just and peaceful solution to the conflict in East Timor."
100Carlos Filipe Ximenes BeloEast Timor1996"for their work towards a just and peaceful solution to the conflict in East Timor."
99Pugwash 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."
98Joseph RotblatPoland1995"for their efforts to diminish the part played by nuclear arms in international politics and, in the longer run, to eliminate such arms."
97Yitzhak RabinIsrael1994"for their efforts to create peace in the Middle East."
96Yasser ArafatPalestine1994"for their efforts to create peace in the Middle East."
95Shimon PeresIsrael1994"for their efforts to create peace in the Middle East."
94Nelson MandelaSouth Africa1993"for their work for the peaceful termination of the apartheid regime, and for laying the foundations for a new democratic South Africa."
93Frederik 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."
92Rigoberta MenchuGuatemala1992"for her struggle for social justice and ethno-cultural reconciliation based on respect for the rights of indigenous peoples."
91Aung San Suu KyiBurma1991"for her non-violent struggle for democracy and human rights."
90Mikhail GorbachevSoviet Union1990"for the leading role he played in the radical changes in East-West relations."
89Tenzin GyatsoIndia1989"for advocating peaceful solutions based upon tolerance and mutual respect in order to preserve the historical and cultural heritage of his people."
88United Nations Peace-Keeping ForcesUnited Nations1988"for preventing armed clashes and creating conditions for negotiations."
87Óscar AriasCosta Rica1987"for his work for lasting peace in Central America."
86Elie WieselUnited States (born in Romania)1986"for being a messenger to mankind: his message is one of peace, atonement and dignity."
85International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear WarUnited States1985"for spreading authoritative information and by creating awareness of the catastrophic consequences of nuclear war."
84Desmond TutuSouth Africa1984"for his role as a unifying leader figure in the non-violent campaign to resolve the problem of apartheid in South Africa"
83Lech Wa??saPoland1983"for non-violent struggle for free trade unions and human rights in Poland."
82Alva MyrdalSweden1982"for their work for disarmament and nuclear and weapon-free zones."
81Alfonso García RoblesMexico1982"for their work for disarmament and nuclear and weapon-free zones."
80Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for RefugeesUnited Nations1981"for promoting the fundamental rights of refugees."
79Adolfo Pérez EsquivelArgentina1980"for being a source of inspiration to repressed people, especially in Latin America."[76][8]
78Mother TeresaIndia1979"for her work for bringing help to suffering humanity."
77Muhammad Anwar el-SadatEgypt1978"for jointly having negotiated peace between Egypt and Israel in 1978."
76Menachem BeginIsrael1978"for jointly having negotiated peace between Egypt and Israel in 1978."
75Amnesty InternationalUnited Kingdom1977"for worldwide respect for human rights."
74Mairead CorriganUnited Kingdom1976"for the courageous efforts in founding a movement to put an end to the violent conflict in Northern Ireland."
73Betty WilliamsUnited Kingdom1976"for the courageous efforts in founding a movement to put an end to the violent conflict in Northern Ireland."
72Andrei SakharovSoviet Union1975"for his struggle for human rights in the Soviet Union, for disarmament and cooperation between all nations."
71Seán MacBrideIreland1974"for his efforts to secure and develop human rights throughout the world"
70Eisaku Sat?Japan1974"for his contribution to stabilize conditions in the Pacific rim area and for signing the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty."
69Lê ??c Th?North Vietnam1973"for jointly having negotiated a cease fire in Vietnam in 1973."
68Henry KissingerUnited States1973"for jointly having negotiated a cease fire in Vietnam in 1973."
67Willy BrandtWest Germany1971"for paving the way for a meaningful dialogue between East and West."
66Norman Ernest BorlaugUnited States1970"for having given a well-founded hope - the green revolution."
65International Labour OrganizationUnited Nations1969"for creating international legislation insuring certain norms for working conditions in every country."
64René CassinFrance1968"for his struggle to ensure the rights of man as stipulated in the UN Declaration."
63United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)United Nations1965"for its effort to enhance solidarity between nations and reduce the difference between rich and poor states."
62Martin Luther King Jr.United States1964"for his non-violent struggle for civil rights for the Afro-American population."
61League of Red Cross SocietiesSwitzerland1963"for promoting the principles of the Geneva Convention and cooperation with the UN."
60International Committee of the Red CrossSwitzerland1963"for promoting the principles of the Geneva Convention and cooperation with the UN."
59Linus PaulingUnited States1962"for his fight against the nuclear arms race between East and West."
58Dag 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."
57Albert LutuliSouth Africa1960"for his non-violent struggle against apartheid."
56Philip Noel-BakerUnited Kingdom1959"for his longstanding contribution to the cause of disarmament and peace."
55Dominique PireBelgium1958"for his efforts to help refugees to leave their camps and return to a life of freedom and dignity."
54Lester Bowles PearsonCanada1957"for his crucial contribution to the deployment of a United Nations Emergency Force in the wake of the Suez Crisis."
53Office 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."
52George Catlett Marshall Jr.United States1953"for proposing and supervising the plan for the economic recovery of Europe."
51Albert 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."
50Leon JouhauxFrance1951"for having devoted his life to the fight against war through the promotion of social justice and brotherhood among men and nations."
49Ralph BuncheUnited States1950"for his work as mediator in Palestine in 1948-1949."
48Lord Boyd-OrrUnited Kingdom1949"for his lifelong effort to conquer hunger and want, thereby helping to remove a major cause of military conflict and war."
47American Friends Service CommitteeUnited Kingdom1947"for their pioneering work in the international peace movement and compassionate effort to relieve human suffering, thereby promoting the fraternity between nations."
46Friends Service CouncilUnited States1947"for their pioneering work in the international peace movement and compassionate effort to relieve human suffering, thereby promoting the fraternity between nations."
45John Raleigh MottUnited States1946"for his contribution to the creation of a peace-promoting religious brotherhood across national boundaries."
44Emily Greene BalchUnited States1946"for her lifelong work for the cause of peace"
43Cordell HullUnited States1945"for his indefatigable work for international understanding and his pivotal role in establishing the United Nations."
42International Committee of the Red CrossSwitzerland1944"for the great work it has performed during the war on behalf of humanity."
41Nansen International Office for RefugeesLeague of Nations1938"for having carried on the work of Fridtjof Nansen to the benefit of refugees across Europe."
40The Viscount Cecil of ChelwoodUnited Kingdom1937"for his tireless effort in support of the League of Nations, disarmament and peace."
39Carlos 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."
38Carl von OssietzkyGermany1935"for his burning love for freedom of thought and expression and his valuable contribution to the cause of peace."
37Arthur HendersonUnited Kingdom1934"for his untiring struggle and his courageous efforts as Chairman of the League of Nations Disarmament Conference 1931-34."
36Sir Norman AngellUnited Kingdom1933"for having exposed by his pen the illusion of war and presented a convincing plea for international cooperation and peace."
35Nicholas 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."[8][34]
34Jane 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."
33Nathan SöderblomSweden1930"for promoting Christian unity and helping create 'that new attitude of mind which is necessary if peace between nations is to become reality'."
32Frank Billings KelloggUnited States1929"for his crucial role in bringing about the Kellogg-Briand Pact."
31Ludwig QuiddeGermany1927"for their contribution to the emergence in France and Germany of a public opinion which favours peaceful international cooperation."
30Ferdinand BuissonFrance1927"for their contribution to the emergence in France and Germany of a public opinion which favours peaceful international cooperation."
29Gustav StresemannGermany1926"for their crucial role in bringing about the Locarno Treaty."
28Aristide BriandFrance1926"for their crucial role in bringing about the Locarno Treaty."
27Charles Gates DawesUnited States1925"for his crucial role in bringing about the Dawes Plan."
26Sir Austen ChamberlainUnited Kingdom1925"for his crucial role in bringing about the Locarno Treaty."
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."
24Hjalmar BrantingSweden1921"for their lifelong contributions to the cause of peace and organized internationalism."[8][26]
23Christian LangeNorway1921"for their lifelong contributions to the cause of peace and organized internationalism."
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."
21Woodrow WilsonUnited States1919"for his role as founder of the League of Nations."
20International Committee of the Red CrossSwitzerland1917"for the efforts to take care of wounded soldiers and prisoners of war and their families."
19Henri La FontaineBelgium1913"for his unparalleled contribution to the organization of peaceful internationalism."
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."
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"
16Alfred FriedAustria-Hungary1911"for his effort to expose and fight what he considers to be the main cause of war, namely, the anarchy in international relations."
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."
14Paul Henri d'Estournelles de ConstantFrance1909"for their prominent position in the international movement for peace and arbitration."
13Auguste BeernaertBelgium1909"for their prominent position in the international movement for peace and arbitration."
12Klas Pontus ArnoldsonSweden1908"for their long time work for the cause of peace as politicians, peace society leaders, orators and authors."
11Fredrik BajerDenmark1908"for their long time work for the cause of peace as politicians, peace society leaders, orators and authors."
10Louis RenaultFrance1907"for his decisive influence upon the conduct and outcome of the Hague and Geneva Conferences."
9Ernesto Teodoro MonetaItaly1907"for his work in the press and in peace meetings, both public and private, for an understanding between France and Italy"
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."
7Bertha von SuttnerAustria-Hungary1905"for her audacity to oppose the horrors of war."
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."
5William Randal CremerUnited Kingdom1903"for his longstanding and devoted effort in favour of the ideas of peace and arbitration."
4Elie DucommunSwitzerland1902"for his untiring and skilful directorship of the Bern Peace Bureau"
3Charles Albert GobatSwitzerland1902"for his eminently practical administration of the Inter-Parliamentary Union."
2Henry DunantSwitzerland1901"for his humanitarian efforts to help wounded soldiers and create international understanding"
1Frederic PassyFrance1901"for his lifelong work for international peace conferences, diplomacy and arbitration."

Nobel Peace Prize Laureates (2025 ~ 2001)

Kofi Annan

Nobel Peace Prize 2001

United Nations

Nobel Peace Prize 2001

Jimmy Carter

Nobel Peace Prize 2002

Shirin Ebadi

Nobel Peace Prize 2003

Mohamed ElBaradei

Nobel Peace Prize 2005

Muhammad Yunus

Nobel Peace Prize 2006

Grameen Bank

Nobel Peace Prize 2006

I P C C

Nobel Peace Prize 2007

Albert Arnold

Nobel Peace Prize 2007

Martti Ahtisaari

Nobel Peace Prize 2008

Barack H. Obama

Nobel Peace Prize 2009

Liu Xiaobo

Nobel Peace Prize 2010

Leymah Gbowee

Nobel Peace Prize 2011

Tawakkol Karman

Nobel Peace Prize 2011

European Union

Nobel Peace Prize 2012

O P C W

Nobel Peace Prize 2013

Kailash Satyarthi

Nobel Peace Prize 2014

Malala Yousafzai

Nobel Peace Prize 2014

I C A N

Nobel Peace Prize 2016

Denis Mukwege

Nobel Peace Prize 2018

Abiy Ahmed Ali

Nobel Peace Prize 2019

Maria Ressa

Nobel Peace Prize 2021

Ales Bialiatski

Nobel Peace Prize 2022

Narges Mohammadi

Nobel Peace Prize 2023

Nobel Peace Prize Laureates (2000 ~ 1981)

Kim Dae-jung

Nobel Peace Prize 2000

David Trimble

Nobel Peace Prize 1998

John Hume

Nobel Peace Prize 1998

Jody Williams

Nobel Peace Prize 1997

José Ramos-Horta

Nobel Peace Prize 1996

Pugwash

Nobel Peace Prize 1995

Joseph Rotblat

Nobel Peace Prize 1995

Yitzhak Rabin

Nobel Peace Prize 1994

Shimon Peres

Nobel Peace Prize 1994

Yasser Arafat

Nobel Peace Prize 1994

Nelson Mandela

Nobel Peace Prize 1993

Aung San Suu Kyi

Nobel Peace Prize 1991

Tenzin Gyatso

Nobel Peace Prize 1989

Elie Wiesel

Nobel Peace Prize 1986

I P P N W

Nobel Peace Prize 1985

Lech Walesa

Nobel Peace Prize 1983

Alva Myrdal

Nobel Peace Prize 1982

U N H R C

Nobel Peace Prize 1981

Nobel Peace Prize Laureates (1980 ~ 1961)

Mother Teresa

Nobel Peace Prize 1979

Menachem Begin

Nobel Peace Prize 1978

Amnesty International

Nobel Peace Prize 1977

Mairead Corrigan

Nobel Peace Prize 1976

Betty Williams

Nobel Peace Prize 1976

Eisaku Sato

Nobel Peace Prize 1974

Seán MacBride

Nobel Peace Prize 1974

Le Duc Tho

Nobel Peace Prize 1973

Willy Brandt

Nobel Peace Prize 1971

Norman E. Borlaug

Nobel Peace Prize 1970

René Cassin

Nobel Peace Prize 1968

Dag Hammarskjöld

Nobel Peace Prize 1961

Nobel Peace Prize Laureates (1960 ~ 1941)

Albert John Lutuli

Nobel Peace Prize 1960

Philip Noel-Baker

Nobel Peace Prize 1959

Georges Pire

Nobel Peace Prize 1958

Lester Bowles Pearson

Nobel Peace Prize 1957

U N H R C

Nobel Peace Prize 1954

George Catlett Marshall

Nobel Peace Prize 1953

Albert Schweitzer

Nobel Peace Prize 1952

Léon Jouhaux

Nobel Peace Prize 1951

Ralph Bunche

Nobel Peace Prize 1950

Lord (John) Boyd Orr

Nobel Peace Prize 1949

Friends Service Council

Nobel Peace Prize 1947

John Raleigh Mott

Nobel Peace Prize 1946

Emily Greene Balch

Nobel Peace Prize 1946

Cordell Hull

Nobel Peace Prize 1945