Oscar Arias Sanchez

Oscar Arias Sánchez was born in 1940. After studying in the United States, he read law and economics at the University of Costa Rica in the capital, San Jose. As a student he engaged actively in the work of the National Liberation Party. Having completed his degree,...

Frederik Willem de Klerk

Frederik Willem de Klerk (born in 1936), President of South Africa in 1989-1994. He received the Nobel Peace Prize with Nelson Mandela in recognition of their work for the peaceful termination of the apartheid regime, and laying the foundations for a new democratic...

Shirin Ebadi

Dr Shirin Ebadi was born on June 22nd, 1947 in Hamadan-Iran. Her father, Professor Mohammad Ali Ebadi was a lecturer in Commercial Law. His book “Commercial Law” was later edited and updated by his daughter, Shirin. When Shirin was only a year old, her...

Tawakkul Karman

Tawakkol Karman was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011 in recognition of her work in non-violent struggle for the expression rights, safety of women and for women’s rights to full participation in peace-building work in Yemen. Upon being awarded the prize, Tawakkol...

Mairead Maguire

Mairead Maguire, co-founder of the Community of the Peace People, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1976 for her work for peace and a nonviolent solution to the ethnic and political conflicts in Northern Ireland. The aunt of three children who were killed in...