2019 Nobel Peace Prize
|The 2019 Nobel Peace Prize|
|Awarded for||Outstanding contributions to peace|
|Date||11 October 2019|
|Presented by||Norwegian Nobel Committee|
|Reward(s)||9.0 million SEK (830.000 €)|
|2019 laureate||Abiy Ahmed|
|Website||2019 Nobel Peace Prize|
The 2019 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the Prime Minister of Ethiopia Abiy Ahmed "for his efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation, and in particular for his decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighbouring Eritrea." The award was announced by the Norwegian Nobel Committee on 11 October 2019.
The 16-year old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg was considered the favorite. Other candidates included the Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed for a peace treaty in the Eritrean–Ethiopian War, the Brazilian environmentalist Raoni Metuktire, and the organization Reporters Without Borders which advocates for freedom of information and freedom of the press.
- Berit Reiss-Andersen (chair, born 1954), advocate (barrister) and President of the Norwegian Bar Association, former state secretary for the Minister of Justice and the Police (representing the Labour Party). Member of the Norwegian Nobel Committee since 2012, reappointed for the period 2018–2023.
- Henrik Syse (vice-chair, born 1966), Research Professor at the Peace Research Institute Oslo. Member of the Committee since 2015, appointed for the period 2015–2020.
- Thorbjørn Jagland (born 1950), former Member of Parliament and President of the Storting and former Prime Minister for the Labour Party, current Secretary-General of the Council of Europe. Chair of the Norwegian Nobel Committee from 2009 to 2015. Currently regular member. Member of the Committee since 2009, reappointed for the period 2015–2020.
- Anne Enger (born 1949), former Leader of the Centre Party and Minister of Culture. Appointed for the period 2018–2020.
- Asle Toje (born 1974), foreign policy scholar. Appointed for the period 2018–2023.
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