Director of the Department of Peace Research (PRIO) confirms to the newspaper that US President Donald Trump has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for 2018.
– I can confirm that we have been notified of a nomination and that Trump has been nominated. But I can not say anything about who is behind the nomination. It’s confidential. I can reveal that it’s an American, says PRIO Director Henrik Urdal to Nettavisen.
This is the third consecutive year that Trump is nominated for the best prize .
“It’s the same reason as last year,” said Urdal.
That’s how the English nomination last year sounded: “President of the USA, is nominated for his peace through strength ideology, and for restarting President Reagan’s SDI-BHB secret weapon system, to neutralize nuclear weapons and make them obsolete.” »
Four former US presidents have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize (Barack Obama, Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson and Jimmy Carter).
The deadline for nominating candidates for the Nobel Peace Prize is Wednesday 31 January. Last year, 318 people and organizations were nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, which was a record.
No big breakthrough
Traditionally, PRIO will publish a list of five current candidates for the Nobel Peace Prize. The list will probably be ready already next week.
“There have been no major breakthroughs in the main peace talks in conflicts like in Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq and Yemen. This does not mean that there are no minor conflicts where significant results have been achieved. But you have not had breakthroughs that you had in 2016 with Colombia and Santos, “Urdal said.
PRIO Director Henrik Urdal
The Nobel Committee justified the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to Colombian President Juan Santos for his efforts to end the 50-year civil war.
“These conventional peacekeeping candidates are not so easy to see this year. Therefore, I think you will look for other types of things you want to award, “says Urdal.
“In a situation where there are many serious conflicts where you are far away from a solution, it is easy to get a bit disillusioned. But we are sure that there are a large number of good candidates, he says.
Nobel Committee’s nomination list is kept secret for 50 years, but individuals who nominate a candidate can reveal who they have nominated for the good prize, but are invited by the committee not to do so.
According to the Statutes of the Nobel Foundation , a nomination is considered valid if it is promoted by a person who is a member of a national assembly or government, former prize winners, current and former members of the Nobel Committee and university professors in a number of fields.
The winner of the Nobel Peace Prize will be announced only in October, and the actual award will take place in Oslo City Hall on December 10th, which is the death day of Alfred Nobel.