2019 Nobel Peace Prize

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Nobel prize medal.svg The 2019 Nobel Peace Prize
Abiy Ahmed with LI Yong 2018 (cropped).jpeg
"for his efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation, and in particular for his decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighbouring Eritrea."
Date11 October 2019 (2019-10-11)
Presented byNorwegian Nobel Committee
Hosted byBerit Reiss-Andersen
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 (b. 1976) "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.


Nominations confirmed by the various News Agencies
Image Nominee Country Motivations Nominator(s) Source
Donald Trump official portrait.jpg Donald Trump (b. 1946)  United States "for his efforts to make peace with North Korea and handling its nuclear program." Luke Messer, member of the American Republican Party [2][3]
Zoran Zaev official portrait 2020 (cropped).jpg Zoran Zaev (b. 1974)  Macedonia "for their efforts to end a 27-year dispute through a historic agreement between their countries." members of the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet
3 members of the European Parliament
Alexis Tsipras, prime minister of Greece.jpg Alexis Tsipras (b. 1974)  Greece
Greta Thunberg urges MEPs to show climate leadership (49618310531) (cropped).jpg Greta Thunberg (b. 2003)  Sweden ""for her influential activism to make world laeders open their eyes to global climate crisis." Freddy André Øvstegård, Mona Fagerås, and Lars Haltbrekken, members of the Norwegian Socialist Left Party [7][8][9]
Ilwad Elman 2012 by Eunice Lau in her fim Through the Fire (cropped).png Ilwad Elman (b. 1989)  Somalia
"for her work with the Elman Peace and Human Rights Center in Somalia." [10]
Jacinda Ardern 2020.jpg Jacinda Ardern (b. 1980)  New Zealand "for her quick response to tackle the situation after the Christchurch terror attack." [11][9]
Jose Andres Puerta 2012 Shankbone.JPG José Andrés (b. 1969)  Spain
 United States
"for his work on food and hunger humanitarianism, and his disaster relief efforts with World Central Kitchen." John Delaney, member of the American Democratic Party [12][13]
Abiy Ahmed at the African Union 2018.jpg Abiy Ahmed (b. 1976)  Ethiopia "for establishing a peace treaty to end the Eritrean–Ethiopian War." [9]
Raoni le 24 septembre 2011.JPG Raoni Metuktire (b. 1932)  Brazil "for his lifelong efforts to protect nature and the rights of indigenous people in the Amazon." Darcy Ribeiro Foundation [9][14][15]
RSF 2020 logo min.svg Reporters Without Borders (founded in 1985)  France "for promoting media freedom and protecting journalists around the world." [9]
Blank.png Huichol Center for Cultural Survival and the Traditional Arts (founded in 1977)  Mexico " for the lifelong commitment of the center to peacefully preserve a culture and the spiritual connection the Huichol people have with the land." Drugs Peace Institue [16]

Nobel Committee[edit]

Tasked with reviewing nominations from September of the previous year through February 1 and ultimately selecting the Prize winners,[17] the members of the Norwegian Nobel Committee for 2019 were:[18]


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