The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded annually to those who have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies.
Going on strike from school for the climate on a rainy Friday, the 16-year-old Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg says that she has forgotten what life used to be like before she started her campaign. She recently spoke at the United Nations Climate Summit and accused world leaders of not doing enough to decelerate climate change.
The New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is among the potential contenders. She drew worldwide praise for her response to the Christchurch mosque shootings, after which she tightened gun laws in the country. She has also highlighted social media's role in the propagation of violence and extremism.
Kim Jong Un, the leader of North Korea, has been in the run for the prize ever since the talks between the United States President Trump and him began. In his home country, reports suggesting his candidature have been circling for a long time. Both the leaders have threatened each other with nuclear war for over a year.
Eighteen American Republican lawmakers wrote to the Nobel committee in May last year to nominate President Trump for the prize “in recognition of his work to end the Korean War, denuclearise the Korean peninsula and bring peace to the region” He did not win last year.