United Nations and the Nobel Peace Prize

1954 - The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

According to the Nobel Committee “There may perhaps be some who do not believe that work for the refugees is work in the cause of peace (…). But it is work for peace, if to heal the wounds of war is to work for peace, if to promote brotherhood among men is to work for peace. For this work shows us that the unfortunate foreigner is one of us; it teaches us to understand that sympathy with other human beings, even if they are separated from us by national frontiers, is the foundation upon which a lasting peace must be built”.