The Nobel Peace Prize medal, was modeled by the Norwegian sculptor
Gustav Vigeland, and is a part of the prize, which includes a personal
diploma, the medal, and sum of money, currently (in 2010) 10 million
Swedish kroner (SEK).
As most people know, The Nobel Peace Prize is an international prize, awarded each year by the Norwegian Nobel Committee.
The committe of five persons, is appointed by the Norwegian Storting (parliament), and the guidelines to the Peace Prize are set in the last will of Alfred Nobel.
The Nobel Peace Prize winner 2012 is the European Union for it's contribution over more than six decades to the advancement of peace and reconciliation, democracy and human rights in Europe.
December 9. there will be a press conference at the Nobel Institute with the official representatives of this year’s
Nobel Peace Prize laureate.
On Monday December 10. the Nobel Peace Prize for 2012 will be awarded in Oslo City Hall at 1:00 pm. The Nobel Banquet will take place at Grand Hotel in Oslo at 7:00 pm the same day.
These were the winners of the Nobel Peace Price 2011:
President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Liberian peace activist Leymah Gbowee
og Tawakkol Karman who has played an important role in the fight for
democracy and womens rights in Yemen. Photo: Scanpix, Afp, Reuters
Thorbjørn Jagland, Chairman of the Nobel Committee.
Jagland has been President of the Norwegian Parliament, Norwegian Prime Minister, Foreign Minister, and member of the Parliament.
He is appointed for the Nobel Committee for the years 2009 - 2014.
Kaci Kullmann Five, Deputy Chair of the Nobel Committee.
Kullman Five has been member of the Norwegian Parliament, Cabinet Minister for Trade, Shipping and Foreign Affairs, and she has been Chairman of the Conservative Party.
She has been member of the Nobel Committee since 2003. She has now been reappointed for the years 2009 - 2014.
Inger-Marie Ytterhorn, Member of the Nobel Committee.
Ytterhorn has been member of the Norwegian Parliament.
She has been member of the Nobel Committee since 2000, and is now reappointed for the years 2012 - 2017.
Member of the Committee since 2012, appointed for the period 2012-2017.
Member of the Norwegian Nobel Committee 1985-90, 1994-2002 and from 2012.
(Member during Ågot Valle's sick leave).
Ågot Valle, Member of the Nobel Committee. (Sick leave)
She has been member of the Norwegian Parliament and President of the Odelsting.
She has been member of the Nobel Committee since 2009, and is appointed for the years 2009 - 2011.
Alfred Nobel was born on October 21. 1833 in Stockholm, Sweden, and died on December 10. 1896 in San Remo, Italy.
He was the inventor of dynamite, and also the owner of the Bofors Company, that had a huge production of different armaments. Alfred Nobel held as many as 355 different patents, from which dynamite was the most famous.
The Nobel Peace Prize is recognized as "the most prestigious prize in the World", but each of the Nobel Prizes are known as the most prestigous in their fields.
Each year, on December 10., the
Nobel Peace Prize is awarded at a ceremony in the Oslo City Hall. This
is the same date which Alfred Nobel died in 1896.The number of
valid nominations for the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize has reached a number of
241 different individuals and organizations.
This is a "all time high" when it comes to nominations to the Peace Prize, while the previous record is from 2010 and was 237 different candidates.
The Nobel Peace Prize is maybe the most well known by the Nobel prizes, but there are also several other prizes after the will of Alfred Nobel.
The prizes in Physics and Chemistry is awarded by the
Royal Swedish Academy of Science in Stockholm, Sweden, while the Nobel
Prizes in physiology and medicine are awarded by the Nobel Assembly at
Karolinska Institutet in Sweden.
The Nobel Prize in literature is awarded by The Swedish Academy. In 1901 the first prizes in chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature and physics was awarded. Source: nobelprize.org
Read more about Alfred Nobel and the prizes.
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On December 12th 2012 the annual Nobel Peace Prize concert will be held in Oslo.
This year's hosts will be Sarah Jessica Parker and Gerard Butler.
One of the many performers this year is Kylie