Photo: © Odd Steinar Tøllefsen / Nobel Foundation
The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2012 is to be awarded to the European Union (EU). The union and its forerunners have for over six decades contributed to the advancement of peace and reconciliation, democracy and human rights in Europe.
The Norwegian Nobel Institute has a library with a reading room open to the public.
The collection consists mainly of books and periodicals on international relations after 1800.
The Nobel Peace prize Concert is arranged as a musical tribute to each year's Nobel Peace Prize laureate. Artists from the whole world participate in the concert.
For more information on the other Nobel Prizes and Alfred Nobel please visit: nobelprize.org
The Nobel Peace Center is located downtown Oslo with exhibitions on The Nobel Peace Prize and Alfred Nobel.
Nobel Peace Center webpage
The first African Nobel Peace Prize Laureate was Albert John Lutuli. He received the Nobel Peace Prize for 1960 in 1961.