What do you know about the Nobel Peace Prize? Today we’re going to be talking about how it got started, what prize winners have won in the past, and a few facts that might surprise you! This will include information such as why they call it “the peace” prize rather than “the peace and justice” or “human rights” prizes.
The Nobel Peace Prize is one of the most prestigious awards in history. It’s given annually to an individual who has achieved “outstanding work for fraternity between nations, the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses.” But did you know that not all prizes are awarded each year? The prize was established in 1901 by Swedish industrialist Alfred Nobel, but was first awarded 6 years later on November 10th, 1906. And while some winners have been controversial (Dalai Lama), others have made a huge impact on world affairs (Martin Luther King Jr.). The latest recipient was Jean-François Julliard who received it for his work on climate change and sustainable development. Read on to find out more about this award!