THE 2017 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. The global company was named the winner of the prestigious award in Oslo. Here's everything you need to know... What is the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons? ICAN is a global organisation working to implement the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. It was launched in 2007 and has 468 partner companies in 101 countries. ICAN describes itself as a coalition of grassroots non-government groups in over 100 nations. It began in Australia and was officially launched in Vienna in 2007. The campaign has shifted the debate on nuclear weapons to focus on the human threat posed - drawing attention to their catastrophic health and environmental consequences, the long-lasting radiation in the surrounding area and their unique destructive capacity. Founders of ICAN were inspired by the success of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, who brought about the negotiation of … [Read more...] about What is ICAN, what does it stand for and how is the Nobel Peace Prize awarded?
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DONALD Trump's 72nd birthday celebrations set off to a flying start as he was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. The US President was commended for taking a "huge and important step" for peace, initiating a historic meeting with Kim Jong-un in Singapore. Trump was nominated for a prize in 2019 by two politicians from Norway, the country which sorts Nobel Peace Prize nominations and hosts the award ceremonies. Christian Tybring-Gjedde and former justice minister Per-Willy Amundsen from the country's populist Progress Party, said Trump "had taken a huge and important step in the direction of the disarmament, peace and reconciliation between North and South Korea." A group of US lawmakers have also backed Trump's nomination for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize. Thousands of people are eligible to make nominations, including committee members, members of national parliaments, cabinet members, heads of universities or past laureates. Nominations for this years prize formally closed on … [Read more...] about Birthday boy Donald Trump, 72, formally nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize after historic meeting with Kim Jong-un
THE efforts of Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un to reach an agreement at the Singapore summit could see one - or even both - of the leaders lift the coveted Nobel Peace Prize 2018. The pair signed the agreement after a working lunch on June 11 with Trump saying the denuclearisation process would begin "very, very quickly". Could Donald Trump win the Nobel Peace Prize 2018? It is certainly a possibility as the US President was formally nominated for the award in May this year. A group of 18 of Trump's Republican supporters in the House of Representatives sent a letter to the Norwegian Nobel Committee urging it to consider him for next year's award in recognition of "his tireless work to bring peace to our world." However the committee has revealed there are currently 330 individuals and organisations in the running already although the list of nominees is kept secret. The award is handed out in December. Is Kim Jong-un favourite? While the runners and riders for the prize are not revealed, … [Read more...] about Could Donald Trump win the Nobel Peace Prize 2018, is Kim Jong-un favourite and who are the most controversial winners?
THE Nobel Peace Prize has been won by some of history's most famous and iconic figures like Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King, Mother Teresa and Barack Obama. The 2018 award will be handed out in December but odds on Donald Trump winning it have already been dramatically slashed to 2/1 after his historic summit with Kim Jong un. What is the Nobel Peace Prize? According to Nobel's will, the Peace Prize should be awarded to the person who "shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses". Nobel, who died in 1896, never said why he chose peace as a category, but it is believed he was trying to compensate for his arms manufacture past. The Nobel laureate receives a diploma, a medal, and about $1.5million. This year's winner will be announced in Oslo, Norway, in December. It was given to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons last year. Who is in … [Read more...] about When is the Nobel Peace Prize 2018 announced, who are the past winners and what are the latest odds?
President Trump just became the Nobel Peace Prize committee’s worst nightmare. As he didn’t neglect to remind us in his hilarious post North Korea summit press conference, President Trump just saved maybe 30 million people from nuclear annihilation. He did what his predecessors considered impossible and what the liberal media and all the “experts” continue to assure us can never be done: he brought peace to the region which up till now was considered the likeliest ground zero for World War III.In other words, pretty much, President Trump just saved the world. Beat that Barack Obama! Suck on this, all you liberal MSM and NeverTrumpers! Who’s the boss now, President Xi Ping of China? Remind me what your name was again, Prime Minister – Bieber, is it? – of Canada. How are you going to wriggle out of this one, all you buttoned up bien-pensants at the Nobel Prize academy? These were just of the few things President Trump didn’t actually say at … [Read more...] about Delingpole: Trump Just Became the Nobel Peace Prize Committee’s Worst Nightmare