How to win the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize
The Nobel Peace Laureate, Nelson Mandela, was born in South Africa in 1951.
In the late 1960s he was imprisoned for his role in the murder of President Robert Mugabe, who was subsequently released after Mandela’s release from prison.
Mandela went on to serve in South African military and police for decades.
His political views are considered controversial in some countries.
The Nobel Laureate has never spoken publicly about his political views.
“I’ve been a peace activist for nearly 30 years,” he said during the 2017 Peace and Freedom Summit.
“I think it’s very important that I continue to advocate for the cause of peace.
I’m going to continue to fight for the rights of the people.”
In a statement, the Nobel Committee said that “nobody should be judged on his politics, but on his achievement in human rights.”
“He has been the most influential and most consequential person in the history of the Nobel Peace prize,” the committee said.
“The prize is a powerful instrument of international solidarity that enables all nations to stand on the same platform and promote their values, especially in the face of a crisis.”
The peace prize has been awarded to a number of people, from the Dalai Lama to Nelson Mandela.
It is awarded to the person whose actions have “greater the benefit of humanity” and who “has done more to promote and protect human rights than any other person or group.”
The 2016 Peace Prize was awarded to Nelson Makhno, the leader of the Soviet Union, who has been living in exile since his death in 1999.
The committee said that in its analysis, the award has a “broad range of impacts, and this includes the role it has played in fostering respect for the rule of law and the protection of fundamental human rights in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and other countries.”
“The Peace Prize recognises that there are limits to what is possible when the world is divided into nations and states,” the Nobel committee said in its statement.
“Its importance is also that it has allowed for the achievement of peace through peaceful means, in a world where the United States and other Western countries have imposed a brutal regime of economic warfare on peoples and regions.”
The 2017 Peace Prize will be awarded on Nov. 1, 2019.