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The Nobel Peace Prize for 2020 will be announced at a press conference on Friday 9 October 11:00 am (CEST), at the Norwegian Nobel Institute, Henrik Ibsens gate 51, Oslo. The press conference is open for invited media only and accreditation is required. Other media may apply for an interview with the Chair of the Nobel Committee, after the press conference.



Due to the ongoing pandemic there will be restrictions in place to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19. Only a limited number of media will be invited to the press conference this year. We hope, however, that other media take the opportunity to apply for an interview with the Chair of the Nobel Committee.



To apply for an interview, please email no later than Tuesday 6 October. The email should include your full name, affiliation and contact details. Please also let us know about preferred time and execution of interview (in person/telephone/video call).

Please note that you are not guaranteed an interview at your preferred time.

The announcement will be live streamed at

Any further questions about the press conference may be directed to

updated 4 September 2020

Nobel Peace Prize events 2019

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Frequently asked questions

  • Can you officially confirm if a nomination for this year's prize is for real or not?
    As a matter of principle, and according to the Nobel statutes, the Norwegian Nobel Institute can never confirm, or disconfirm, whether someone has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize until the full list of nominations is made public after 50 years.
  • How does the nomination process work?
    Nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize are submitted from all corners of the world to the Norwegian Nobel Committee, the entity responsible for selecting the recipient(s) of the prize. Anyone who meets either of the nominator criteria can put forward a name and motivate his or her opinion of why a given candidate should be considered worthy of the award. This is what differs the Nobel Peace Prize selection process from many other prizes where the awarding bodies are in charge of both the nomination process and selection of winners.
  • Who can nominate?
    Nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize require no invitation. Eligible nominators are: - members of national assemblies and national governments (cabinet members/ministers) of sovereign states as well as current heads of states - members of The International Court of Justice in The Hague and The Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague - members of Institut de Droit International - university professors, professors emeriti and associate professors of history, social sciences, law, philosophy, theology, and religion - university rectors and university directors (or their equivalents) - directors of peace research institutes and foreign policy institutes - persons who have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize - members of the main board of directors or its equivalent for organizations that have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize - current and former members of the Norwegian Nobel Committee - former advisers to the Norwegian Nobel Committee.
  • When is the Nobel Peace prize announced every year?
    The Nobel Peace Prize is usually announced the Friday of the first full week in October.
  • When can I apply for a press accreditation for the Announcement of the Nobel Peace Prize?
    We open for accreditation applications the last week of September.
  • When can I apply for a press accreditation for the Nobel Peace Prize events in December?
    We open for accreditation application late October/early November.