Trump, Navalny, Thunberg, WHO nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
Published: 07:59 PM, 31 January 2021 Updated: 08:00 PM, 31 January 2021
Former US President Donald Trump, climate campaigner Greta Thunberg, Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, World Health Organization (WHO); Photo: Collected
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, the World Health Organization (WHO), and climate campaigner Greta Thunberg are among those nominated for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize. Former US President Donald Trump is also among the nominees.
According to Reuters, citing Norwegian lawmakers, nominees include Thunberg, Navalny, the WHO and its COVAX program to secure fair access to COVID-19 vaccines for poor countries.
Navalny was nominated by Russian academics for his efforts for peaceful democratization of Russia, said Norwegian former minister Ola Elvestuen.
Greta Thunberg, on the other hand, was named as one of “the foremost spokespeople in the fight against the climate crisis”, with the campaigning group she co-founded ‘Fridays for Future’ also receiving a nod.
WHO was nominated for its battle against the deadly virus Covid-19.
Other names are being heard – Belarusian activists Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, Maria Kolesnikova and Veronika Tsepkalo for their “fight for a fair election and inspiration for peaceful resistance”, said a nominator Geir Sigbjoern Toskedal.
Besides, Jette Christensen, also named the Hungarian Helsinki Committee, a human rights group, and IUSTITIA, a group of Polish judges defending civil rights.
Other nominees include NATO and the U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR).