2021 Nobel Peace Prize

The 2021 Nobel Peace Prize is scheduled to be announced by the Norwegian Nobel Committee in Oslo on 8 October 2021. The award ceremony is scheduled to take place in Oslo on 10 December 2021. Nominations closed on 31 January 2021.[1]

The Nobel Peace Prize
Date8 October 2021 (2021-10-08)
Presented byNorwegian Nobel Committee
Reward(s)9.0 million SEK
First awarded1901
2021 laureateTBD

Nomination process

Different groups may nominate candidates, including members of national assemblies and national governments, heads of state, judges of certain international courts, professor-level academics in relevant fields, and former laureates; a significant proportion of the nominations are submitted by Norwegian MPs and academics. Nominations are submitted in a Scandinavian language (Norwegian, Swedish, Danish) or English to the Oslo-based Norwegian Nobel Committee. Nominations for the 2021 prize opened on 1 September 2020 and closed on 31 January 2021 (Norwegian time).[1]


There are 329 candidates in 2021, 234 individuals and 95 organizations.[2] The Nobel Foundation is not allowed to publish nominations for at least 50 years.[3] Individual nominators can choose to publish their nomination. The Norwegian News Agency reported on 31 January 2021 that the 2021 nominees confirmed by qualified Norwegian nominators (MPs or academics) before the deadline included the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots, Alexei Navalny, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, Martin Lee, Hong Kong Free Press, the International Fact-Checking Network, Maria Ressa, Reporters Without Borders, Greta Thunberg, Black Lives Matter, NATO, the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, GAVI, the Scout movement, Jane Goodall, IPBES, Marilyn Waring, and Stacey Abrams.[1][4]

Prize committee

The members of the Norwegian Nobel Committee are elected by the Norwegian Parliament and are responsible for selecting the laureate in accordance with the will of Alfred Nobel; the committee's members in 2021 are:[5][6]

Announcement and ceremony

Atrium of the University of Oslo Faculty of Law, the venue of the award ceremony 1947–1989 and since 2020

The Nobel laureate is announced by the Norwegian Nobel Committee on the Friday of the first full week of October, i.e. on 8 October 2021.[2] The award ceremony is scheduled to be held in Oslo on 10 December 2021, the anniversary of Alfred Nobel's death. In 2020 the ceremony returned to its former venue, the Atrium of the University of Oslo Faculty of Law, after being held in Oslo City Hall during the period 1990–2019.[8]


  1. "Flere fredsprisforslag før fristen gikk ut". Aftenposten. Norwegian News Agency. 31 January 2021.
  2. "Nomination". The Nobel Peace Prize. Retrieved 9 March 2021.
  3. "Confidentiality". Nobel Foundation. Retrieved 9 March 2021.
  4. "Hektisk nomineringsaktivitet før fredsprisfrist". Dagsavisen. 31 January 2021.
  5. "Valg av medlemmer til Nobelkomiteen". Stortinget. Retrieved 1 February 2021.
  6. "The Norwegian Nobel Committee". The Nobel Peace Prize. Retrieved 9 March 2021.
  7. "Board and council". Norwegian Helsinki Committee. Retrieved 9 March 2021.
  8. "Dropper utdeling av fredsprisen i Oslo rådhus". Klar Tale. Retrieved 1 February 2021.