Tomorrow’s Nobel Peace Prize Announcement
Nobel Peace Prize Announcement – October 10th 2014
The Storting (The Parliament of Norway) and Nobel Foundation (Est. 1900)
The 2014 Nobel Peace Prize will be announced this week on October 10th 2014 at 11:00 am in Norway, and there are no indications or leaks as to who will be receiving the honor in 2014. The year has been particularly marked by worldwide conflict and escalating political as well as military conflict. Nevertheless, while it may be possible that no laureate may be selected, it is likely that there will be a prize laureate(s) announced this week for 2014.
The Prize is awarded by a five person committee appointed by the Parliament of Norway. The Nobel Peace Medal is accompanied with a USD 1 000 000 (EUR 1 500 000) prize money established by the terms of the will of engineer Dr. Alfred Bernhard Nobel. The will was drawn on November 27th, 1895 and has been managed since his passing on December 10th 1896 by the Nobel Foundation created in 1900. The prize is presented to suitable a candidate(s) that has “done the most to promote peace”. Nominations are kept in utmost secrecy and are notoriously confidential.
For more information about the Nobel Peace Prize, The Nobel Foundation, and the will of Alfred Bernhard Nobel, see my previous article. The following list select past Nobel Peace Laureate.
Notable Nobel Peace Prize Laureates
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (1964)
Mother Teresa (1979)
Jane Addams (1931)
Rigoberta Menchú Tum (1992)
Nobel Lecture is available here.
Barack H. Obama (2009)
Aung San Suu Kyi (1991)
For more information about the Nobel Peace Prize and other distinctions, consult our #Prizes in Philosophy Series.