United Nations and the Nobel Peace Prize

2001 - UN,Kofi Annan

The United Nations and its Secretary-General Kofi Annan (left) were chosen “… for their work for a better organized and more peaceful world”. The Norwegian Nobel Committee further said of the United Nations, “Today the organization is at the forefront of efforts to achieve peace and security in the world and of the international mobilization aimed at meeting the world’s economic, social and environmental challenges”. In his acceptance speech Secretary General Kofi Annan stated, "Peace must be sought, above all, because it is the condition for every member of the human family to live a life of dignity and security".

UN, Kofi Annan