Nobel Peace Prize
|Nobel Peace Prize|
|Awarded for||Outstanding contributions in |
|Reward(s)||9 million |
|First awarded||10 December 1901|
|Currently held by|
The Nobel Peace Prize (
As per Alfred Nobel's will, the recipient is selected by the
Due to its political nature, the Nobel Peace Prize has, for most of its history, been the
According to Nobel's will, the Peace Prize shall be awarded to the person who in the preceding year "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".
Alfred Nobel's will further specified that the prize be awarded by a committee of five people chosen by the Norwegian Parliament.
Nobel died in 1896 and he did not leave an explanation for choosing
It is unclear why Nobel wished the Peace Prize to be administered in Norway, which was