World Government – Nobel Peace Prize Winners

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Year Laureate (s) Country Citations
2016 Juan Manuel Santos Colombia “for his resolute efforts to bring the country's more than 50-year-long civil war to an end.”
2015 Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet Tunisia “for its decisive contribution to the building of a pluralistic democracy in Tunisia in the wake of the Jasmine Revolution of 2011.”
2014 Kailash Satyarthi, Malala Yousafzai India, Pakistan “for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education.”
2013 Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons Netherlands "for its extensive efforts to eliminate chemical weapons."
2012 European Union Europe "for over six decades contributed to the advancement of peace and reconciliation, democracy and human rights in Europe."
2011 Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah Gbowee and Tawakkul Karman Liberia, Liberia, Yemen "for their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women’s rights to full participation in peace-building work."
2010 Liu Xiaobo China "for his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China."
2009 Barack Obama United States "for extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples."
2008 Martti Ahtisaari Finland "for his important efforts, on several continents and over more than three decades, to resolve international conflicts."
2007 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Albert Arnold (Al) Gore, Jr. United Nations,  United States "for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change."
2006 Muhammad Yunus, Grameen Bank Bangladesh "for their efforts to create economic and social development from below"
2005 International Atomic Energy Agency, Mohamed ElBaradei United Nations,  Egypt "for their efforts to prevent nuclear energy from being used for military purposes and to ensure that nuclear energy for peaceful purposes is used in the safest possible way."
2004 Wangari Maathai Kenya "for her contribution to sustainable development, democracy and peace."
2003 Shirin Ebadi Iran "for her efforts for democracy and human rights. She has focused especially on the struggle for the rights of women and children."
2002 James Earl (Jimmy) Carter, Jr. United States "for his decades of untiring effort to find peaceful solutions to international conflicts, to advance democracy and human rights, and to promote economic and social development"
2001 United Nations, Kofi Annan United Nations, Ghana "for their work for a better organized and more peaceful world."
2000 Kim Dae Jung South Korea "for his work for democracy and human rights in South Korea and in East Asia in general, and for peace and reconciliation with North Korea in particular."
1999 Médecins Sans Frontières Belgium "in recognition of the organization's pioneering humanitarian work on several continents."
1998 John Hume, David Trimble Ireland,  United Kingdom "for their efforts to find a peaceful solution to the conflict in Northern Ireland"
1997 International Campaign to Ban Landmines, Jody Williams United States "for their work for the banning and clearing of anti-personnel mines."
1996 Carlos Filipe Ximenes Belo, José Ramos-Horta Timor-Leste "for their work towards a just and peaceful solution to the conflict in East Timor."
1995 Joseph Rotblat, Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs Poland,  United Kingdom,  Canada "for their efforts to diminish the part played by nuclear arms in international politics and, in the longer run, to eliminate such arms."
1994 Yasser Arafat, Shimon Peres, Yitzhak Rabin Palestinian Territories,  Israel,  Israel "for their efforts to create peace in the Middle East."
1993 Nelson Mandela, Frederik Willem de Klerk South Africa "for their work for the peaceful termination of the apartheid regime, and for laying the foundations for a new democratic South Africa."
1992 Rigoberta Menchú Guatemala "in recognition of her work for social justice and ethno-cultural reconciliation based on respect for the rights of indigenous peoples."
1991 Aung San Suu Kyi Myanmar "for her non-violent struggle for democracy and human rights."
1990 Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev Soviet Union "for his leading role in the peace process which today characterizes important parts of the international community"
1989 Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama Tibet "for his consistent resistance to the use of violence in his people's struggle to regain their liberty."
1988 United Nations Peace-Keeping Forces United Nations For participation in numerous conflicts since 1956. At the time of the award, 733 people from a variety of nations had lost their lives in peacekeeping efforts.
1987 Óscar Arias Sánchez Costa Rica "for his work for peace in Central America, efforts which led to the accord signed in Guatemala on August 7 this year"
1986 Elie Wiesel United States author, Holocaust survivor for his message of peace.
1985 International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War United States "for spreading authoritative information and by creating an awareness of the catastrophic consequences of atomic warfare."
1984 Desmond Mpilo Tutu South Africa for his leadership in the campaign to solve South Africa's apartheid problem by peaceful means.
1983 Lech Wałęsa Poland Founder of Solidarność, campaigner for human rights
1982 Alva Myrdal, Alfonso García Robles Sweden,  Mexico for their work in the disarmament negotiations of the United Nations, and informing world opinion on the problems of armaments.
1981 United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees United Nations
1980 Adolfo Pérez Esquivel Argentina for devoting many years of his life to the cause of human rights in Argentina and the whole of Latin America.
1979 Mother Teresa Albania Poverty awareness campaigner
1978 Mohamed Anwar Al-Sadat, Menachem Begin Egypt,  Israel for their contribution to the two frame agreements on peace in the Middle East, and on peace between Egypt and Israel.
1977 Amnesty International United Kingdom to secure the release of political prisoners, and campaigning rigorously that no prisoner must be subjectd to torture or cruel and humiliating treatment, and finally for its campaign against capital punishment.
1976 Betty Williams, Mairead Corrigan United Kingdom Founders of the Northern Ireland Peace Movement (later renamed Community of Peace People).
1975 Andrei Dmitrievich Sakharov Soviet Union Campaigns for human rights
1974 Seán MacBride, Eisaku Sato Ireland,  Japan president of the International Peace Bureau the Commission of Namibia of the United Nations.
1973 Henry A. Kissinger, Lê Ðức Thọ (declined) United States,  North Vietnam The Vietnam peace accord
1971 Willy Brandt West Germany "for West Germany's Ostpolitik, embodying a new attitude towards Eastern Europe and East Germany."
1970 Norman Borlaug United States "for research at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center."
1969 International Labour Organization United Nations
1968 René Cassin France President, European Court of Human Rights.
1965 United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) United Nations
1964 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. United States Leader of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, campaigner for civil rights.
1963 International Committee of the Red Cross, League of Red Cross societies Switzerland
1962 Linus Carl Pauling United States "for his campaign against nuclear weapons testing."
1961 Dag Hammarskjöld Sweden Secretary-General, United Nations (posthumous)
1960 Albert Lutuli South Africa President, African National Congress
1959 Philip Noel-Baker United Kingdom "for his lifelong ardent work for international peace and co-operation."
1958 Georges Pire Belgium leader of L'Europe du Coeur au Service du Monde, a relief organization for refugees.
1957 Lester Bowles Pearson Canada President of the 7th session of the United Nations General Assembly for introducing peacekeeping forces to resolve the Suez Crisis.
1954 United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees United Nations
1953 George Catlett Marshall United States for the Marshall Plan
1952 Albert Schweitzer France for his philosophy of "Reverence for Life", expressed in many ways, but most famously in founding the Lambaréné Hospital in Gabon
1951 Léon Jouhaux France president of the International Committee of the European Council, vice president of the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions, vice president of the World Federation of Trade Unions, member of the ILO Council, delegate to the UN.
1950 Ralph Bunche United States for mediating in Palestine (1948)
1949 Lord Boyd-Orr United Kingdom director general Food and Agricultural Organization, president National Peace Council, president World Union of Peace Organizations.
1947 Friends Service Council, American Friends Service Committee United Kingdom,  United States on behalf of the Religious Society of Friends, better known as the Quakers.
1946 Emily Greene Balch United States honorary international president of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom
1946 John R. Mott United States chairman of the International Missionary Council and president of the World Alliance of Young Men's Christian Associations
1945 Cordell Hull United States for co-initiating the United Nations.
1944 International Committee of the Red Cross Switzerland awarded retroactively in 1945
1938 Nansen International Office For Refugees Switzerland
1937 Robert Cecil United Kingdom founder and president of the International Peace Campaign
1936 Carlos Saavedra Lamas Argentina president of the League of Nations and mediator in the Chaco War between Paraguay and Bolivia.
1935 Carl von Ossietzky Germany pacifist journalist.
1934 Arthur Henderson United Kingdom chairman of the League of Nations Disarmament Conference
1933 Sir Norman Angell United Kingdom writer, member of the Executive Committee of the League of Nations and the National Peace Council.
1931 Jane Addams United States international president of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom
1931 Nicholas Murray Butler United States for promoting the Kellogg-Briand Pact.
1930 Nathan Söderblom Sweden leader of the ecumenical movement.
1929 Frank B. Kellogg United States for the Kellogg-Briand Pact.
1927 Ferdinand Buisson France founder and President of the League for Human Rights.
1927 Ludwig Quidde Germany delegate to numerous peace conferences.
1926 Aristide Briand France for the Locarno Treaties.
1926 Gustav Stresemann Germany for the Locarno Treaties.
1925 Austen Chamberlain United Kingdom for the Locarno Treaties.
1925 Charles Gates Dawes United States chairman of the Allied Reparations Commission and originator of the Dawes Plan.
1922 Fridtjof Nansen Norway Norwegian delegate to the League of Nations, originator of the Nansen passports for refugees.
1921 Hjalmar Branting Sweden prime minister, Swedish delegate to the Council of the League of Nations.
1921 Christian Lous Lange Norway Secretary-General of the Inter-Parliamentary Union
1920 Léon Victor Auguste Bourgeois France President of the Council of the League of Nations.
1919 Woodrow Wilson United States President of the United States, as foremost promoter of the League of Nations.
1917 International Committee of the Red Cross Switzerland
1913 Henri La Fontaine Belgium President of the Permanent International Peace Bureau.
1912 Elihu Root United States for initiating various arbitration agreements.
1911 Tobias Michael Carel Asser Netherlands initiator of the International Conferences of Private Law in The Hague.
1911 Alfred Hermann Fried Austria-Hungary founder of Die Waffen Nieder.
1910 International Peace Bureau Switzerland Berne
1909 Auguste Marie François Beernaert Belgium Member of the Cour Internationale d'Arbitrage.
1909 Paul-Henri-Benjamin d'Estournelles de Constant France Founder and president of the French parliamentary group for international arbitration. Founder of the Comité de défense des intérets nationaux et de conciliation internationale
1908 Klas Pontus Arnoldson Sweden Founder, Swedish Peace and Arbitration Association
1908 Fredrik Bajer Denmark Honorary President, Permanent International Peace Bureau
1907 Ernesto Teodoro Moneta Italy President, Lombard League of Peace
1907 Louis Renault France Professor of International Law
1906 Theodore Roosevelt United States President of the United States, peace treaty collaborations (brokering the Treaty of Portsmouth ending the Russo-Japanese War)
1905 Bertha Sophie Felicitas Baronin von Suttner Austria-Hungary Honorary President, Permanent International Peace Bureau.
1904 Institut de Droit International Belgium
1903 William Randal Cremer United Kingdom Secretary, International Arbitration League.
1902 Élie Ducommun, Charles Albert Gobat Switzerland Honorary secretaries, Permanent International Peace Bureau in Berne.
1901 Frédéric Passy France Founder and President, Société d'arbitrage entre les Nations.
1901 Henry Dunant Switzerland Founder of the International Committee of the Red Cross, Geneva.
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