2023 Nobel Peace Prize Nominees Announced
The Norwegian Nobel Committee reported that 305 nominees were nominated for the 2023 Nobel Peace Prize.
The Oslo-based Norwegian Nobel Committee announced that the number of nominations was 305 as of February 1, when nomination applications ended, thus the lowest number of nominations since 2019.
While the number of nominations for the award in the last 8 years was over 300, 2016 was the year with the most nominations with 376.
While the names and candidacy information of those nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize are kept confidential by the committee for 50 years, individuals and organizations authorized to nominate the award can share their candidacy with the public.
For example, Norwegian Green Party MP Lan Marie Nguyen Berg announced that they have nominated climate activists Greta Thunberg and Vanessa Nakate for the 2023 Nobel Peace Prize.
A group of heads of state, politicians, university professors, and directors of foreign affairs organizations may nominate candidates for the award.
Nobel Prize winners are awarded a diploma, a Nobel medal, and approximately $1 million in prize money.
The award finds its owners at a ceremony held in Oslo, the capital of Norway, on 10 December.
The 2022 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to human rights defender Ales Bialiatski from Belarus, the human rights organizations Memorial and Civil Liberties Center from Russia and Ukraine, and the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitry who fought for freedom. Expression in the Philippines and Russia. Muratov had won.
Award ceremonies could not be held in 2020 and 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.