Nobel Peace Prize Winners: 1984–2008
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)
When the scientist, industrialist and inventor Alfred Nobel died in 1896, he made provision in his will for his fortune to be used for prizes in Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Literature and Peace. A prize for Economics was added later. The Norwegian Nobel Committee awards the Nobel Peace Prize, and the Nobel Foundation in Stockholm (founded 1900; Mailing address: Box 5232, SE-10245, Stockholm, Sweden) awards the other five prizes. The Prize Awarding Ceremony takes place on 10 Dec, the anniversary of Nobel’s death. The last 25 recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize, worth 10m. Sw. kr. in 2008, are:
2008 — Martti Ahtisaari (Finland) for his important efforts, on several continents and over more than three decades, to resolve international conflicts.
KeywordsUnited Nations Development Programme Nobel Peace Prize United Nations System Peaceful Purpose Opposition Leader
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