For the 101st time in its prolonged and infrequently controversial historical past, the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize is about to be named.
This 12 months’s award arrives in a 12 months dominated by battle, uncertainty, and a pandemic that has claimed greater than 1 million lives worldwide — lending an amplified significance to the prize, and resulting in hypothesis amongst Nobel watchers that the committee may acknowledge the Covid-19 disaster in its decision-making.
As all the time, the names of the contenders are fiercely guarded by the Norwegian Nobel Committee. There are 318 candidates, of which 211 are people and 107 are organizations, and as per custom their names won’t be divulged for 50 years.
However specialists predict a various vary of candidates, starting from world leaders to activists to worldwide organizations.
“I am much less certain (of who will win) this 12 months than I’ve been for a very long time,” Dan Smith, the director of the Stockholm Worldwide Peace Analysis Institute, instructed Carihargater final week.
The winner will probably be introduced on the Norwegian Nobel Institute in Oslo at 11:00 a.m. native time (5 a.m. ET).