NATO Secretary General General Stoltenberg at a press conference on January 12, 2022 – Photo: REUTERS
Norwegian lawmakers – who have had a “nominate whoever wins” track record since 2014 – have revealed their pick for the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize.
Notable list includes WHO, broadcaster David Attenboroug, Pope Francis. Russian activist Alexei Navalny, the International Criminal Court in The Hague (Hague), WikiLeaks and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) are also shortlisted.
The Norwegian Nobel Committee, which will select the winners, declined to comment on this year’s list of candidates. Last-minute secrecy is a tradition the committee has maintained for decades.
Mr. Attenborough, 95, is best known for his television series about the natural world, including “Life on Earth” and “Blue Planet”.
He was nominated with the Intergovernmental Policy-Science Forum on Biodiversity and Ecosystems (IPBES), an organization dedicated to assessing the status of biodiversity worldwide for decision-makers. policy.
Une Bastholm, Norwegian Green Party leader and Attenborough and IPBES nominee, explained both deserve the Nobel Peace Prize for their “efforts in informing and protecting the Earth’s natural diversity. land, a prerequisite for sustainable and peaceful societies”.
Dag Inge Ulstein, a former Norwegian minister, nominated Pope Francis for his efforts to help solve the climate crisis and for his messages and actions to guide countries towards peace and reconciliation.
Experts say the nominations seem to come from the view that climate change will lead to insecurity and violent wars.
Previous Nobel Peace Prize winners include Kenyan activist Wangari Maathai, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and former US Vice President Al Gore.
Henrik Urdal, director of the Peace Research Institute of Oslo, believes that WHO will be mentioned when the members of the Nobel peace committee meet. The nomination process ended on January 31, and the winner will be announced in October of this year.