Never miss a great news story!
Get instant notifications from Economic Times
AllowNot now


You can switch off notifications anytime using browser settings.

Panache

11,709.10-119.15
Stock Analysis, IPO, Mutual Funds, Bonds & More

This 16-year-old Swedish activist just got nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize

Greta Thunberg is a prominent voice in the fight against climate change.

IANS|
Mar 14, 2019, 02.46 PM IST
0Comments

	Swedish chemist, engineer and philanthropist Alfred Bernhard Nobel believed people can improve the society with knowledge, science and humanism.
	
	Nobel Prize, part of the scientist's will, has been in existence since 1895. The award is presented for exceptional work in the fields of physics, chemistry, physiology/medicine, literature, peace and economic sciences.
	
	After a #MeToo scandal, this year's Literature Prize was scrapped for the first time in 70 years.
	
	Here's a look at the Nobel laureates of 2018.
Swedish chemist, engineer and philanthropist Alfred Bernhard Nobel believed people can improve the society with knowledge, science and humanism. Nobel Prize, part of the scientist's will, has been in existence since 1895. The award is presented for exceptional work in the fields of physics, chemistry, physiology/medicine, literature, peace and economic sciences. After a #MeToo scandal, this year's Literature Prize was scrapped for the first time in 70 years. Here's a look at the Nobel laureates of 2018.
COPAHAGEN: Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old Swedish activist who is a prominent voice in the fight against climate change, has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize this year.

Norwegian deputy Andre Ovstegard told the "VG" newspaper on Wednesday that he and two other parliamentarians of the Socialist Left Party have nominated Thunberg because "climate threats are perhaps one of the most important contributions to war and conflict", and "the mass movement that she has promoted is a very important contribution to peace", reports Efe news.

Last year, Thunberg stopped going to school every Friday and instead protested in front of the Swedish Parliament to demand more effective measures against climate change.

After her speeches at the UN climate change conference in Poland and at the Davos forum, she became an example for many young people all over the world, who since have promoted similar initiatives.

Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai in 2014 became the youngest winner of the prize, at the age of 17.

This year's Nobel Peace Prize has 304 candidates, of which 219 are individuals and 85 organisations, the Norwegian Nobel Committee reported last month.

The Nobel prizes are awarded each year on December 10, coinciding with the anniversary of the death of its founder Alfred Nobel, in a double ceremony: at the Oslo City Hall in Norway, for the Peace Prize, and in the Konserthus in Stockholm, Sweden, for the other five awards.

The Nobel Peace Prize last year went to Congo's Denis Mukwege and Iraq's Nadia Murad for "their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict", according to the Nobel Committee's ruling.

Nadia Murad, Arthur Ashkin, Gregory Winter: Meet This Year's Nobel Laureates

of 5
Next
Prev
Play Slideshow

Vision Of A Better World

5 Oct, 2018
Swedish chemist, engineer and philanthropist Alfred Bernhard Nobel believed people can improve the society with knowledge, science and humanism. Nobel Prize, part of the scientist's will, has been in existence since 1895. The award is presented for exceptional work in the fields of physics, chemistry, physiology/medicine, literature, peace and economic sciences. After a #MeToo scandal, this year's Literature Prize was scrapped for the first time in 70 years. Here's a look at the Nobel laureates of 2018.
Next

0Comments
Want stories like this in your inbox? Sign up for the daily ET Panache newsletter.

You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Also Read

Not worthy of Nobel Peace Prize, says Imran Khan

Shashi Tharoor nominates Kerala fishermen for Nobel Peace Prize 2019

Nobel Peace Prize ceremony: Murad-Mukwege dedicate award to rape victims

Tamil Nadu BJP chief nominates PM Modi for Nobel Peace Prize

Comments
Add Your Comments
Commenting feature is disabled in your country/region.
Download The Economic Times Business News App for the Latest News in Business, Share Market & More.

Other useful Links


Follow us on


Download et app


Copyright © 2019 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. All rights reserved. For reprint rights: Times Syndication Service