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Obama Awarded 2009 Nobel Peace Prize

Published fredag 9 oktober 2009 kl 11.03
Barack Obama, Nobel Peace Prize laureate 2009

U.S. President Barack Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday "for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples."

In particular, it is "Obama's vision and work for a world without nuclear weapons" that makes him a worthy Nobel Prize laureate, the head of the Norwegian Nobel Committee Thorbjoern Jagland said.

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According to the Committee, Obama has meant that international diplomacy has regained its central position, with an emphasis on the role of the UN and other international bodies can play.

"Only very rarely has a person to the same extent as Obama captured the world's attention and given its people hope for a better future," Jagland said.

Barack Obama wins the Prize after less than a year in office. He is the third senior U.S. Democrat to win the prize only in this decade, after former Vice President Al Gore won in 2007 along with the U.N. climate panel and Jimmy Carter won in 2002.

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