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World Nobel Peace Prize 2019: Greta Thunberg among favorites to win

19:46  10 october  2019
19:46  10 october  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

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Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize for her work leading a youth campaign to halt climate change. Time.

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The Norwegian Nobel Committee will announce the winner, or winners, of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize Friday in Oslo, Norway.

The prize is awarded annually to the person or organization that has "done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses." 

Last year, the five-person Norwegian committee awarded the coveted prize to Denis Mukwege from the Democratic Republic of Congo and Nadia Murad from Iraq for their work to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict.

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Greta Thunberg , the Swedish schoolgirl who has inspired an international movement to fight climate change, has been nominated as a candidate to receive this year's Nobel Peace Prize . The 16-year-old was nominated by three Norwegian MPs. If she were to win , she would be the youngest recipient

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The announcement of the prize’s winner follows Thursday’s 2018 and 2019 literature prize, which was suspended last year after sex abuse allegations.

According to the Nobel Institute, there are 301 candidates for this year’s prize, out of which 223 are individuals and 78 are organizations.

The names of Nobel Peace Prize nominees aren't revealed until 50 years after the prize is awarded, however, these are a few predicted frontrunners:

Greta Thunberg

a person in a blue shirt: Greta Thunberg speaks at a rally on Friday Sept. 20, 2019 in New York. © Bennett Raglin, AP Greta Thunberg speaks at a rally on Friday Sept. 20, 2019 in New York.

The teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg led millions of people around the world in the biggest climate strike in history. An estimated total of 4 to 7.6 million people participated in September's Global Climate Strike, which took place before the 2019 UN Summit. At the congregation, the 16-year-old Swede berated world leaders for not doing enough to stop climate change. 

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Greta Thunberg is the bookmakers' firm favourite to win the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday and become the youngest ever laureate, but some experts believe her youth could count against her. Henrik Urdal, director of the Peace Research Institute Oslo, was among those who expressed doubts, saying.

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"We are in the beginning of mass extinction and all you can talk about is money and fairytales of eternal economic growth. How dare you?” she said. 

Her first address to the UN took place in Poland at the United Nations COP24 Climate Summit last year, where talks culminated to nearly 200 nations agreeing to rules that will govern the Paris Climate Agreement.

Last month, Thunberg won the Right Livelihood award, often referred to as the "Alternative Nobel," for "inspiring and amplifying political demands for urgent climate action reflecting scientific facts." 

Jacinda Ardern

Jacinda Ardern sitting on a stage in front of a computer screen: New Zealand Prime Minister Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern speaks during The Power Of Inclusion Summit 2019 at Aotea Centre on October 03, 2019 in Auckland, New Zealand. © Michael Bradley, Getty Images for New Zealand Fil New Zealand Prime Minister Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern speaks during The Power Of Inclusion Summit 2019 at Aotea Centre on October 03, 2019 in Auckland, New Zealand.

New Zealand's 40th prime minister Jacinda Ardern was catapulted into the international spotlight after a mass shooter terrorized two Christchurch mosques, killing 50 people and injuring dozens more in March.

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Greta Thunberg , Abiy Ahmed, Joshua Wong. The Nobel Peace Prize , this year’s recipient of which will be announced on Friday, is extremely difficult to predict for many reasons. There’s also the secrecy surrounding the prize : The full list of nominees won ’t be released for 50 years, even if many

Greta Thunberg is the bookmakers' firm favourite to win the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday and become the youngest ever laureate, but some experts believe her youth could count against her. Henrik Urdal, director of the Peace Research Institute Oslo, was among those who expressed doubts, saying.

In weeks after the attack, she led lawmakers to vote 119 to one to ban most automatic and semi-automatic weapons. She simultaneously promised her nation's parliament that she wouldn't promote the shooter's notoriety and refused to repeat his name.

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Ardern is New Zealand's youngest leader in decades and was the second elected leader to give birth while still in office. 

Abiy Ahmed

a person wearing a costume: Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, wearing a white coat bearing the traditional Kafficho colours of red, green and blue, address the crowd in Bonga, the main town in Kaffa province, some 449km south west of the capital Addis Ababa, on September 15, 2019. © MICHAEL TEWELDE, AFP/Getty Images Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, wearing a white coat bearing the traditional Kafficho colours of red, green and blue, address the crowd in Bonga, the main town in Kaffa province, some 449km south west of the capital Addis Ababa, on September 15, 2019.

The Ethiopian prime minister clinched a peace deal last year that ended 20 years of military stalemate between his country and their northern neighbor Eritrea. According to TIME, at least 70,000 people were killed since the border disputes began in 1998, five years after Eritrea gained independence from Ethiopia.

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LONDON - Greta Thunberg is the bookmakers' firm favorite to win the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday and become the youngest ever laureate Henrik Urdal, director of the Peace Research Institute Oslo, was among those who expressed doubts, saying the prize committee would have to consider

16-year-old Greta Thunberg has already won a plethora of awards, including this year's Right Livelihood, also known as the “Alternative Nobel ”. The teenage climate activist is currently listed among the Norwegian Peace Prize Council's favourites and tops the bookmakers' list as well.

Although thousands of political prisoners have been freed since Ahmed took office in April 2018, Ethiopia's internal issues still divide the country. 

Reporters without Borders 

a group of people holding signs: People protest and commemorate the first anniversary of the murder of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi in an event organized by Reporters Without Borders outside the Saudi Arabian Embassy on October 01, 2019 in Berlin, Germany. © Carsten Koall, Getty Images People protest and commemorate the first anniversary of the murder of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi in an event organized by Reporters Without Borders outside the Saudi Arabian Embassy on October 01, 2019 in Berlin, Germany.

Reporters without Borders (RSF) is the largest non-government organization that specializes in defending media freedom. They were at the forefront of voices who spoke out against Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi's brutal murder inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul last year.

RSF has organized a petition that calls on the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to release the 28 journalists and bloggers that are currently detained. According to their website, the number of imprisoned journalists has doubled in Saudi Arabia since the crown prince was appointed in 2017. 

Raoni Metuktire

a close up of Raoni Metuktire wearing a hat: In this file photo taken on September 06, 2019 Brazil's indigenous chief Raoni Metuktire of the Kayapo people looks on during a press conference in Bordeaux ahead of the Climax environment festival. © NICOLAS TUCAT, AFP via Getty Images In this file photo taken on September 06, 2019 Brazil's indigenous chief Raoni Metuktire of the Kayapo people looks on during a press conference in Bordeaux ahead of the Climax environment festival.

Raoni Metuktire, an indigenous chief from the Kayapó tribe in Brazil, was nominated by a number of environmental activists for his work protecting the Amazon rainforest, according to Reuters

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Greta Thunberg is the clear favorite to win the Nobel Peace Prize this year, according to oddsmakers. Thunberg , who featured on a recent cover of TIME magazine, has become famous for her speeches and protests over climate inaction. At 15 years old, she began her school strike outside the

The Nobel Peace Prize is the Good Goy Prize , and goys that hate Climate Diversity are very good Greta Thunberg , the Swedish schoolgirl who has inspired an international movement to fight climate The fact that we’re in 2019 and this anti-diversity bigot gets nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize just

The 89-year-old, first introduced to the world in the late 1980s by British musician Sting, resurfaced to the limelight this year as the Amazon rainforest was on fire. The Brazilian chief met twice with French president Emmanuel Macron, Reuters reported, who stemmed the international campaign to bring awareness to the burning rainforest. 

Alexis Tsipras and Zoran Zaev

Alexis Tsipras wearing a suit and tie: Former Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras speaks to the media as he arrives to attend the 45th edition of the annual © MARCO BERTORELLO, AFP/Getty Images Former Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras speaks to the media as he arrives to attend the 45th edition of the annual "The European House Ambrosetti" forum on economy on September 7, 2019 at Villa D'Este in Cernobbio, near Como, northern Italy.

The Nobel committee could also choose to acknowledge the joint leadership of Greece's Alexis Tsipras and North Macedonia's Zoran Zaev. The two prime ministers put 30 years of acrimony between their neighboring countries behind them when they agreed that the former Yugoslav republic should officially be renamed from Macedonia to North Macedonia and Greece should drop its objections to its neighbor joining NATO.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Nobel Peace Prize 2019: Greta Thunberg among favorites to win

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