The 2016 Nobel Peace Prize will be announced on Friday, October 7.
Update: Nobel Peace Prize 2016 winner is Colombian President Juan Marcel Santos for work for peace with FARC.
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Today, Thursday, the Nobel Prize 2016 announcements take a break. The Nobel Peace Price 2016 will be announced on Friday, October 7 at 11am CET (6am ET) in Oslo, Norway.
Kaci Kullmann Five, Chair of the Norwegian Nobel Committee will announce the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize at a press-conference in the Norwegian Nobel Institute streamed live online. The Nobel Peace Prize 2016 announcement live stream video is already available.
The Nobel Peace Prize often leads to controversy. Not so last year. The Nobel Peace Prize went to the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet for its decisive contribution to the building of a pluralistic democracy in Tunisia in the wake of the Jasmine Revolution of 2011.
The most controversial Nobel Peace Prize winners in recent history include Barack Obama and the European Union. Below you find the Nobel Peace Prize 2016 predictions and details about the prestigious prize. This year the Nobel Committee has received by far the most nominations for the Nobel Peace prize.
There are 376 candidates for the Nobel Peace Prize for 2016 out of which 228 are individuals and 148 are organizations. The previous record, 278 candidates, was set in 2014.
Nobel Peace Prize 2016 Predictions
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is back again amongst the predictions for the Nobel Peace Prize 2016. She has been already a hot tip last year, because of her refugee politics. The Syrian White Helmets and the people living on Greece islands are other candidates related to the refugee crisis that could be up for the Nobel Peace prize this year.
Pope Francis is also back in the race for the Nobel Peace Prize 2016.
A less known personality named in predictions is Denis Mukwege. The 61-year-old Congolese gynecologist founded the Panzi Hospital in Bukavu, specializing in the treatment of women who have been gang-raped by rebel forces.
Do good Hollywood stars are also among the potential winners of the Nobel Peace Prize 2016 including Angelina Jolie, Susan Sarandon and Amal Clooney.
Nobel Peace Prize
The Nobel Peace Prize is an international prize which is awarded annually by the Norwegian Nobel Committee according to guidelines laid down in Alfred Nobel's will.
Whereas the other prizes are awarded by specialist committees based in Sweden, the Peace Prize is awarded by a committee appointed by the Norwegian Storting. According to Nobel's will, the Peace Prize is to go to whoever "shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses". The prize includes a medal, a personal diploma, and a large sum of prize money (currently 8 million Swedish crowns).
Past Nobel Peace Prize winners
2015 National Dialogue Quartet
2014 Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai
2013 Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)
2012 The European Union (EU)
2011 Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah Gbowee and Tawakkol Karman
2010 Liu Xiaobo
2009 Barack H. Obama
2008 Martti Ahtisaari
2007 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Albert Arnold (Al) Gore Jr.
2006 Muhammad Yunus and Grameen Bank
2005 International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Mohamed ElBaradei
2004 Wangari Maathai
2003 Shirin Ebadi
2002 Jimmy Carter
2001 The United Nations ( U.N.) and Kofi Annan
2000 Kim Dae Jung
Find the list of all Nobel Peace laureates at nobelpeaceprize.org.
Upcoming Nobel Prize 2016 Announcements
2016 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences:
Monday 10 October, 11:45 a.m. at the earliest
2016 Nobel Prize in Literature:
The date will be set later
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