EU Awarded 2012 Nobel Peace Prize

Oct 12, 2012

The European Union, comprising of 27 member states, has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

The UN in Brussels would like to congratulate the European Union (EU) for winning the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize for six decades of work in advancing peace, democracy and human rights in Europe.

In its press release, the Norwegian Nobel Committee explains its decision by saying: "The stabilizing part played by the EU has helped to transform most of Europe from a continent of war to a continent of peace. The work of the EU represents 'fraternity between nations', and amounts to a form of the 'peace congresses' to which Alfred Nobel refers as criteria for the Peace Prize in his 1895 will."

Read more on the website of the UN Brussels team.