2020 Nobel Peace Prize

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The Nobel Peace Prize
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Date9 October 2020 (2020-10-09)
Presented byNorwegian Nobel Committee
Reward(s)9.0 million SEK
First awarded1901
2020 laureateWorld Food Programme

The 2020 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the World Food Programme by the Norwegian Nobel Committee. The announcement was made on Friday 9 October at 11:00 CEST.[1]


There were 318 candidates for the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize (211 individuals and 107 organizations), which is the fourth largest number in the history of the prize.[2] However, the Norwegian Nobel Committee does not reveal the names of nominators nor of the nominees for the Nobel Peace Prize before 50 years have passed. Full professors in relevant academic fields and national-level politicians in any country may propose candidates, and it does not require an invitation to submit a nomination; sometimes nominators make their proposals public, but the committee does not verify nominations.[3][4]

In September 2020 Donald Trump was nominated by Norwegian politician Christian Tybring-Gjedde.[5][6][7]

Nobel Committee[edit]

Tasked with reviewing nominations from September of the previous year through 1 February and ultimately selecting the Prize winners,[8] the Norwegian Parliament-appointed members of the Norwegian Nobel Committee at the time of the 2020 prize were listed as:[9]


  1. ^ "Prize announcement dates". NobelPrize.org. Retrieved 27 May 2020.
  2. ^ "Nomination and selection of Peace Prize Laureates". NobelPrize.org. Retrieved 9 October 2020.
  3. ^ Nominasjon, Norwegian Nobel Committee
  4. ^ Kriterier for forslagsstillere, Norwegian Nobel Committee
  5. ^ "Norwegian Lawmaker Nominates Trump for Nobel Peace Prize". The New York Times. 9 September 2020.
  6. ^ Belam, Martin (9 September 2020). "Norwegian far-right MP nominates Donald Trump for Nobel peace prize". The Guardian.
  7. ^ "Here Are the Favorites to Win the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize". Time.
  8. ^ "News Navigator: Why is the Nobel Peace Prize awarded in Norway?". The Mainichi. 4 December 2018. Retrieved 7 October 2019.
  9. ^ "The Norwegian Nobel Committee". The Nobel Peace Prize. Retrieved 27 May 2020.