Rachel Maguire Rachel Maguire Oct 7, 2020
  • The Nobel Peace Prize is one of six awards on the list.
  • Last Year, the Peace Prize was awarded to ethiopia's President Abiy Ahmed.
  • Because the world Health organization is an odds-on favorite to win.

The Nobel Peace Prize is thought to be the world's most prestigious. This year's Nobel Peace Prize may not have the centennial of 2019's 100th Nobel Peace Prize, but it has garnered intense speculation in a year shaped by a global pandemic and unprecedented social and economic upheaval.

Nobel Peace Prize is one of six awards on the list. Last year, the peace prize was awarded to Ethiopian President Abiy Ahmed, who engineered the end of a two-decade war with neighboring Eritrea. Because the World Health Organization is an odds-on favorite to win the Nobel Peace Prize. Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg, TIME's 2019 Person of the Year, has already won what is often referred to as the “alternative Nobel prize” for her climate change activism. The response to the pandemic shows the world can “act with necessary force when facing a global emergency,” Thunberg told Sweden's Sveriges Radio in July. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks to the media following The Press Leaders Debate in Christchurch, New Zealand on October 6,2020. While the U.S. presidential debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic contender Joe Biden was marked by insults and interruptions, in New Zealand, the world's youngest ever female prime minister Jacinda Ardern exchanged robust policy debate and compliments with opposition leader Judith Collins.

The President Donald Trump has said several times he believes he has the Nobel Peace Prize. Among the other perspectives that oddsmakers list are the Black Lives Matter movement, for its role in focusing global attention on systematic racism and police brutality; committee for protection of journalists and journalists without borders, and multilateral bodies such as the European Union and the UNHCR, the United Nations's organization of refugees.

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