The decision made by the Norwegian Nobel prize committee recognized Obama’s extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples to meet global challenges.
This is based on Obama’s actual efforts toward nuclear disarmament and America’s new engagement with the world.
“The question we have to ask is who has done the most in the previous year to enhance peace in the world,” the Nobel committee chairman, Thorbjorn Jagland, said in Oslo after the announcement. “And who has done more than Barack Obama?”
In response, Obama said: “To be honest, I do not feel that I deserve to be in the company of so many of the transformative figures who have been honored by this prize, men and women who’ve inspired me and inspired the entire world through their courageous pursuit of peace.”
Humble! We wouldn’t have expected less from President Obama!
Although the winners of all of the Nobel Prizes have been announced the award ceremony isn’t actually until December 10, 2009 where the Nobel Peace Prize will get its own special ceremony and will be awarded in Oslo, Norway.
The rest of the Nobel Prizes will be presented on the same day in Stockholm, Sweden.
President Obama will be collecting his peace prize at Oslo’s city hall – and if you want to catch a glimpse of the man of the hour, you’ll want to stay as close as possible to where the action will be.
The hotel is also near the Akershus Castile in the most historical and urban part of the city.
This hotel is designed with traditional Norwegian features, focusing on refined modern elements. It’s a perfect spot to discover all that Oslo has to offer from its vibrant art scene, breathtaking fjords, spectacular parks, and great food and nightlife while in the city for the ceremony.