The Nobel Peace Prize winners: 2000 to present

1970 – 1989  | 1990 – 1999

2015 – Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet

In 2013, two years after the Jasmine Revolution, and the birth of the Arab Spring in Tunisia, the country’s democratization process was falling apart. Between assassinations and political unrest in the streets, Tunisia was approaching the brink of civil war. The...

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2014 – Malala Yousafzai

On the afternoon of 9 October 2012, Malala Yousafzai boarded the bus to take her to school in the northwest Pakistani district of Swat. She had been blogging for the BBC on her life under the Taliban, and the necessity of educating girls. A gunman asked for her by...

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2014 – Kailash Satyarthi

Indian children right’s activist Kailash Satyarthi is the second person from India, after Mother Theresa, to win the Nobel Peace Prize. In 1980 he gave up a teaching career to found the Bachpan Bachao Andolan (Save the Children Mission) and has acted to protect...

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2011 – Tawakkol Karman

Tawakkol Karman is a Yemeni journalist, politician and senior member of the of the Al-Islah political party in Yemen.  She leads the group “Women Journalists Without Chains,” which she co-founded in 2005. She became the international public face of the...

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2011 – Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is the 24th and current President of Liberia. Educated in the US including a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Harvard, in 1979 she was the first female to hold a ministerial position in Liberia. She was elected to the...

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2010 — Liu Xiabo, Chinese human rights activist

The Nobel Peace Prize for 2010 was awarded to Liu Xiaobo, currently a prisoner of conscience in China, for “his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China.” In making the award, the Nobel Committee stated that they have “long...

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2008 – Martti Ahtisaari, international diplomat

After a distinguished career with the United Nations and the Finnish Foreign Ministry, Martti Ahtisaari was elected President of the Republic of Finland in 1994. Throughout his career he has been actively involved in conflict resolution, state building and mediation....

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2007 – Al Gore and The IPCC, climate change

Al Gore, Jr. is an American environmental activist, author, businessperson, former politician and former journalist. He served as the forty-fifth Vice President of the United States from 1993 to 2001 under President Bill Clinton. Gore was the Democratic nominee for...

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2001 – Kofi Annan and the United Nations

He has been called a “rock star of international diplomacy”. Born in Kumasi, Ghana in 1938, Kofi Annan is the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations, and the first to be elected from the ranks of UN staff. In 1962, after receiving a master’s...

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