Geneva Nobel prizes

There’s no lack of recognition for the work carried out in Geneva. No less than 19 Nobel prizes – most of them for Peace – have been awarded to personalities and organizations linked with it.

 

 

  • 1901

    Nobel Peace Prize

    Henry Dunant, founder of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

  • 1902

    Nobel Peace Prize

    Elie Ducommun, Honorary Secretary of the Permanent International Peace Bureau, Switzerland

  • 1917

    Nobel Peace Prize

    International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

  • 1919

    Nobel Peace Prize

    Thomas Woodrow Wilson, Founder of the League of Nations, President of the United States of America.

  • 1933

    Nobel Peace Prize

    Sir Norman Angell (Ralph Lane), Member of the Executive Committee of the League of Nations and of the National Peace Council

  • 1938

    Nobel Peace Prize

    Nansen International Office for Refugees

  • 1944

    Nobel Peace Prize

    International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

  • 1954

    Nobel Peace Prize

    Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

  • 1963

    Nobel Peace Prize

    International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), jointly with the League of Red Cross Societies

  • 1969

    Nobel Peace Prize

    International Labour Organization (ILO)

  • 1974

    Nobel Peace Prize

    Seán MacBride, President of the Commission of Namibia, United Nations, President of the International Peace Bureau, jointly with Eisaku Sato, Prime Minister of Japan

  • 1981

    Nobel Peace Prize

    Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

  • 1984

    Nobel Prize in Physics

    Carlo Rubbia and Simon van der Meer (CERN)

  • 1992

    Nobel Prize in Physics

    Georges Charpak (CERN)

  • 1999

    Nobel Peace Prize

    Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

  • 2007

    Nobel Peace Prize

    Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), jointly with Albert Arnold (Al) Gore Jr

  • 2013

    Nobel Prize in Physics

    François Englert and Peter Higgs (CERN)

  • 2017

    Nobel Peace Prize

    International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN)

  • 2018

    Nobel Peace Prize

    Dr. Denis Mukwege

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