¿Cómo funciona el Premio Nobel de la Paz?
October 9, 2020 - El laureado al Premio Nobel de la Paz 2020, uno de los más altos honores que se conceden en el mundo, se anuncia en Oslo. La decisión sobre quién lo gana toca al Comité del Premio Nobel, de cinco miembros, que se seleccionan en línea con la composición del parlamento noruego.
The prize should go to the “person who has done the most or best to advance fellowship among nations, the abolition or reduction of standing armies, and the establishment and promotion of peace congresses”, according to the will of Swedish industrialist Alfred Nobel, who founded the awards.
However, the prize today honours achievements in a variety of social areas, sometimes between nations, sometimes within individual nations.
This year, there are 318 candidates for the Peace Prize, of which 211 are individuals and 107 are organizations. 318 is the fourth highest number of candidates ever. The current record of 376 candidates was reached in 2016.
Neither the names of nominators nor of nominees for the Nobel Peace Prize may be divulged until 50 years have elapsed.
The laureate will get a medal, a diploma, ten million Swedish crowns ($1.10 million). and global attention.
The award will be given during a ceremony on December 10, the anniversary of Alfred Nobel’s death.
This year, due to coronavirus restrictions, it will be held in the Court of the University of Oslo, with around 100 guests only, rather than at the bigger Oslo City Hall, where it has been held since 1989.
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