What is the Nobel Peace Prize?
It is one of the five Nobel Prizes awarded for outstanding contributions in chemistry, physics, literature, peace, and physiology or medicine. Founded by Alfred Nobel, an engineer, and inventor. He was involved in the peace movement and in his 1895 Will, he left a share of his fortune to the Nobel prizes, a tradition which continues today. Every year, qualified people are invited by the Norwegian Nobel Committee to submit their nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize. The prize is awarded to those who 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”.