Wednesday 12 August 2020

Nobel Peace Prize

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For a couple of years now, I have read and listed the Nobel Prize Winners for Literature and their books. But there are other Nobel Prize Winners who have written interesting books, as well. Especially those with a Peace Prize. I have read a few though definitely not enough. So, I will list them here and hopefully get to know some more:

Narges Mohammadi, Iran, 2023
Ales Bialiatski, Belarus; Memorial, Russia; Centre for Civil Liberties, Ukraine, 2022
Maria Ressa, Philippines and Dmitri Andrejewitsch Muratow, Russia, 2021
World Food Programme, 2020
Abiy Ahmed Ali, Ethiopia, 2019
Denis Mukwege, DR of the Congo and Nadia Murad, Iraq, 2018
International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), Switzerland, 2017
Juan Manuel Santos, Colombia, 2016
Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet, Tunisia, 2015

Kailash Satyarthi, India and Malala Yousafzai, Pakistan, 2014
"I am Malala. The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban" - 2013 (Malala Yousafzai w. Christina Lamb)

Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), The Netherlands, 2013
European Union (EU), European Union, 2012
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Liberia, Leymah Gbowee, Liberia and Tawakkol Karman, Yemen, 2011
Liu Xiaobo, China, 2010

Barack H. Obama, United States, 2009
"Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance" - 1995
"The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream" - 2006
"Of Thee I Sing" - 2010
"A Promised Land" - 2020

Martti Ahtisaari, Finland, 2008
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), United Nations, and Albert Arnold (Al) Gore Jr., United States, 2007
Muhammad Yunus, Bangladesh and Grameen Bank, Bangladesh, 2006
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), United Nations and Mohamed ElBaradei, Egypt, 2005
Wangari Muta Maathai, Kenya, 2004
Shirin Ebadi, Iran, 2003

Jimmy Carter, United States, 2002
"We Can Have Peace In The Holy Land. A Plan That Will Work" - 2008

United Nations (U.N.), United Nations and Kofi Annan, Ghana, 2001
Kim Dae-jung, South Korea, 2000
Médecins Sans Frontières, Switzerland1999
John Hume, Ireland (United Kingdom) and David Trimble, United Kingdom, 1998
International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL), Switzerland and Jody Williams, United States, 1997
Carlos Filipe Ximenes Belo, East Timor and José Ramos-Horta, East Timor, 1996
Joseph Rotblat, Poland (Russia) and Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs, Cabadam 1995
Yasser Arafat, Palestine (Egypt) Shimon Peres, Israel (Poland) and Yitzhak Rabin, Israel (Palestine), 1994

Nelson Mandela, South Africa and Frederik Willem de Klerk, South Africa, 1993
"Long Walk to Freedom" - 1994

Rigoberta Menchú Tum, Guatemala, 1992
Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma, 1991
Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev, Soviet Union, 1990
The 14th Dalai Lama (Tenzin Gyatso), India (Tibet) 1989
United Nations Peacekeeping Forces, United Nations, 1988
Oscar Arias Sánchez, Costa Rica, 1987

Elie Wiesel, United States (Romania) 1986
"Night" (French: La Nuit/Yiddish: Un di Velt Hot Geshvign) - 1958

International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, United States, 1985
Desmond Mpilo Tutu, South Africa, 1984
Lech Wałęsa, Poland, 1983
Alva Myrdal, Sweden and Alfonso García Robles, Mexico, 1982
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), United Nations, 1981
Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, Argentina, 1980
Mother Teresa, India (Ottoman Empire) 1979
Mohamed Anwar al-Sadat, Egypt and Menachem Begin, Israel (Poland/Russia), 1978
Amnesty International, 1977
Betty Williams, United Kingdom and Mairead Corrigan, United Kingdom, 1976
Andrei Dmitrievich Sakharov, Soviet Union, 1975
Seán MacBride, Ireland (France), and Eisaku Sato, Japan, 1974
Henry A. Kissinger, United States and Le Duc Tho, North Vietnam, 1973
No Nobel Peace Prize was awarded in 1972
Willy Brandt, Germany 1971
Norman E. Borlaug, United States, 1970
International Labour Organization (I.L.O.), United Nations, 1969
René Cassin, France, 1968
No Nobel Peace Prize was awarded in 1967
No Nobel Peace Prize was awarded in 1966
United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), United Nations, 1965
Martin Luther King Jr., United States, 1964
Comité international de la Croix Rouge (International Committee of the Red Cross), Switzerland and Ligue des Sociétés de la Croix-Rouge (League of Red Cross Societies), Switzerland, 1963
Linus Carl Pauling, United States, 1962
Dag Hjalmar Agne Carl Hammarskjöld, Sweden, 1961
Albert John Lutuli, Sout Africa, 1960
Philip J. Noel-Baker, United Kingdom, 1959
Dominque Pire (Georges Charles Clement Ghislain Pire), Belgium, 1958
Lester Bowles Pearson, Canada, 1957
No Nobel Peace Prize was awarded in 1956
No Nobel Peace Prize was awarded in 1955
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), United Nations, 1954
George Catlett Marshall, United States, 1953
Albert Schweitzer, France (Germany) 1952
Léon Jouhaux, France, 1951
Ralph Bunche, United States, 1950
Lord (John) Boyd Orr of Brechin, United Kingdom, 1949
No Nobel Peace Prize was awarded in 1948
Friends Service Council (The Quakers) and American Friends Service Committee (The Quakers), 1947
Emily Greene Balch, United States and John Raleigh Mott, United States, 1946
Cordell Hull, United States, 1945
Comité international de la Croix Rouge (International Committee of the Red Cross), Switzerland, 1944
No Nobel Peace Prize was awarded in 1943
No Nobel Peace Prize was awarded in 1942
No Nobel Peace Prize was awarded in 1941
No Nobel Peace Prize was awarded in 1940
No Nobel Peace Prize was awarded in 1939
Office international Nansen pour les Réfugiés (Nansen International Office for Refugees), League of Nations,1938
Cecil of Chelwood, Viscount (Lord Edgar Algernon Robert Gascoyne Cecil), United Kingdom, 1937
Carlos Saavedra Lamas, Argentina, 1936
Carl von Ossietzky, Germany, 1935
Arthur Henderson, United Kingdom, 1934
Sir Norman Angell (Ralph Lane), United Kingdom, 1933
No Nobel Peace Prize was awarded in 1932
Jane Addams, United States and Nicholas Murray Butler, United States, 1931
Lars Olof Jonathan (Nathan) Söderblom, Sweden, 1930
Frank Billings Kellogg, United States, 1929
No Nobel Peace Prize was awarded in 1928
Ferdinand Buisson, France and Ludwig Quidde, Germany, 1927
Aristide Briand, France and Gustav Stresemann, Germany, 1926
Sir Austen Chamberlain, United Kingdom and Charles Gates Dawes, United States, 195
No Nobel Peace Prize was awarded in 1924
No Nobel Peace Prize was awarded in 1923

Fridtjof Nansen, Norway, 1922
"Through Siberia the Land of the Future" (NO: Gjennem Sibirien) - 1913

Karl Hjalmar Branting, Sweden and Christian Lous Lange, Norway 1921
Léon Victor Auguste Bourgeois, France, 1920
Thomas Woodrow Wilson, United States, 1919
No Nobel Peace Prize was awarded in 1918
Comité international de la Croix Rouge (International Committee of the Red Cross), Switzerland, 1917
No Nobel Peace Prize was awarded in 1916
No Nobel Peace Prize was awarded in 1915
No Nobel Peace Prize was awarded in 1914
Henri La Fontaine, Belgium, 1913
Elihu Root, United Staes, 1912
Tobias Michael Carel Asser, Netherlands and Alfred Hermann Fried, Austria-Hungary, 1911
Bureau international permanent de la Paix (Permanent International Peace Bureau), Switzerland, 1910
Auguste Marie François Beernaert, Belgium, and Paul Henri Benjamin Balluet d’Estournelles de Constant, Baron de Constant de Rebecque, France, 1909
Klas Pontus Arnoldson, Sweden, and Fredrik Bajer, Denmark, 1908
Ernesto Teodoro Moneta, Italy, and Louis Renault, France, 1907
Theodore Roosevelt, United States, 1906

Baroness Bertha Sophie Felicita von Suttner, née Countess Kinsky von Chinic und Tettau, Austrai-Hungary, 1905
"Lay Down Your Arms!" (GE: Die Waffen nieder!) - 1889

Institut de droit international (Institute of International Law), Belgium, 1904
William Randal Crèmer, United Kingdom, 1903
Élie Ducommun, Switzerland and Charles Albert Gobat, Switzerland, 1902
Jean Henry Dunant, Switzerland and Frédéric Passy, France, 1901

The prize was awarded to 108 individuals and 26 organizations.

And where do they all come from? Here is a list of the number of Nobel laureates by country (as of October 2022)

United States 383
United Kingdom 132
Germany 108
France 69
Sweden 32
Russia/Soviet Union 33
Japan, Switzerland 28
Canada 27
Austria 22
Netherlands 21
Italy 20
Poland 18
Australia 14
Denmark, Hungary, Norway 13
India, Israel 12
Belgium, Ireland, South Africa 11
China, 8
Czechia, Ukraine 7
Argentina, Finland 5
Egypt, Romania 4
Lithuania, Mexico, New Zealand 3
Algeria, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, East Timor, Greece, Guatemala, Iran, Liberia, Luxembourg, Pakistan, Portugal, Saint Lucia, Taiwan, Turkey, Yugoslavia 2
Azerbaijan, Brazil, Bulgaria, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Ethiopia, Faroe Islands, Ghana, Hong Kong, Iceland, Iraq, Kenya, Latvia, North Macedonia, Morocco, Myanmar, Nigeria, Palestine, Peru, Philippines, Slovenia, Korea, South, Tibet, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen 1

United Nations 9

Find the Nobel Prize Winners for Literature here.


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    1. You're welcome. I thought it was about time I made it. LOL

      Glad you enjoy it.