The minute you got the Nobel Peace Prize, things that I said yesterday, with nobody paying too much attention, I say the same things after I got it – oh! It was quite crucial for people, and it helped our morale because apartheid did look invincible.
Desmond Tutu, Laureate for Peace 1984
“On 27 November 1895, Alfred Nobel signed his last will and testament, giving the largest share of his fortune to a series of prizes in Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Literature and Peace – the Nobel Prizes. In 1968, Sveriges Riksbank (Sweden’s central bank) established The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel.” (quoted from Nobelprize.org) On 10 December 2018 this year’s main award ceremonies take place in Stockholm and Oslo, adding the latest laureates to the list.
The United States of America are leading the list of Peace laureates, with 21 out of the 124, followed by France (11) and the United Kingdom (10). Germany and Sweden/Ireland complete the top 5, with 6 and 5 – respectively. The Nobel prize for Peace has been awarded to 48 countries, more than in any other Nobel category. This is also the only category with laureates from all parts of the world.
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