2019 Nobel Peace Prize

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The 2019 Nobel Peace Prize
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Abiy Ahmed
Awarded forOutstanding contributions to peace
Date11 October 2019 (2019-10-11)
Presented byNorwegian Nobel Committee
Reward(s)9.0 million SEK (830.000 )
First awarded1901
2019 laureateAbiy Ahmed
Website2019 Nobel Peace Prize

The 2019 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the Prime Minister of Ethiopia Abiy Ahmed Ali "for his efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation, and in particular for his decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighbouring Eritrea."[1] 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.[2] 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.[3]

Nobel Committee[edit]

Tasked with reviewing nominations from September of the previous year through February 1 and ultimately selecting the Prize winners,[4] the members of the Norwegian Nobel Committee for 2019 were:[5]


  1. ^ "The Nobel Peace Prize 2019". The Nobel Peace Prize. 11 October 2019. Retrieved 11 October 2019.
  2. ^ Bunyan, Rachael (7 October 2019). "Here Are the Favorites to Win the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize". Time. Retrieved 11 October 2019.
  3. ^ Sullivan, Rory (10 October 2019). "A schoolgirl, a prime minister and an indigenous leader: Meet the Nobel Peace Prize favorites". CNN. Retrieved 11 October 2019.
  4. ^ "News Navigator: Why is the Nobel Peace Prize awarded in Norway?". Mainichi Daily News. 4 December 2018. Retrieved 7 October 2019.
  5. ^ "The Norwegian Nobel Committee". The Nobel Peace Prize. Retrieved 7 October 2019.