Frontpage Oslo Peace Days

Photo: Johannes Granseth/Nobels Fredssenter and Olav Stubberud/@Olav
5. – 12. December 2018

Oslo - one of the most peaceful cities in the world, a global leader in peace and human rights research, and not least: The city where the Nobel Peace Prize is awarded. The Nobel institutions, the University of Oslo and the City of Oslo have joined forces to invite the public to eight days of events in December: The Oslo Peace Days. 


Dec. 5, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM , Gamle festsal, Karl Johans gate 47

This year's University of Oslo's Human Rights Award is awarded to professor Nora Sveaass, at the Department of Psychology, University of Oslo.


Dec. 6, 2018 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM , Gamle festsal in Domus Academica, Karl Johansgt. 47 – open to all

We will focus on contemporary and historical perceptions of what is and what should be the fundamental rights of human beings. We will discuss human rights work in Norway and internationally, as well as this year’s theme for the University of Oslo’s Human Rights Award: torture and rehabilitation of torture victims.

The program committee has consisted of Ragnhild Helene Hennum, Hanne Hagtvedt Vik, Nora Sveaass and Gentian Zyberi.

Dec. 7, 2018 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM , Gamle festsal, Karl Johansgt. 47 – open to all

Occasionally, the Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded for extraordinary efforts to promote environmental research or policies. By doing so, the Norwegian Nobel Committee seems to have acknowledged that a relationship exists between peace and the environment. This thematic day addresses aspects of this possible relationship – which remains disputed – through two keynote lectures, four brief talks, and a panel debate. The committee has consisted of  Jon Hovi, Brynjar Lia og Nikolai Kristoffersen Winge.

Dec. 8, 2018 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM , Norwegian Nobel Institute in Henrik Ibsens gt. 51

Join us for a city walk in the historic traces of the Nobel Peace Prize.

Dec. 8, 2018 8:30 PM - 10:10 PM , Cinemateket, Dronningens gt. 16

The City of Oslo and Oslo Green Capital 2019, in cooperation with the Norwegian Nobel Institute, invites you to a free screening of Al Gore’s latest documentary “An inconvenient sequel” (2017).

Dec. 9, 2018 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM , Historisk museum

Welcome to this lecture where you will hear about a unique collaboration between Armenian, Turkish and international partners to ensure the preservation and protection of the city of Ani.


Dec. 9, 2018 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM , Historisk museum

When the city of Ani was at its height, Byzantine culture also flourished on the island of Naxos, in Greece. Today there are difficult challenges that come with the work of preserving this unique heritage. Learn about these challenges in this lecture.

Dec. 9, 2018 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM , Kino EN, Vega Scene, Hausmannsgate 28-32

Director Alexandria Bombach's "On Her Shoulders" offers a testament to Murad’s suffering, courage and unfathomable tenacity, but this portrait also recognizes that compassion has never been in short supply.

Dec. 9, 2018 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM , Borggården (main/north entrance), by Oslo City Hall

A big outdoor event featuring artists like Christel Alsos, Eva Weel Skram, Kurt Nilsen, Matoma and Freddy Kalas. Free of charge.

Dec. 10, 2018 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM , Nobel Peace Center

A show to honor the Nobel Peace Prize laureates, made by and for children.

Dec. 10, 2018 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM , Nobel Peace Center, Brynjulf Bulls plass 1

Live transmission of the Nobel Peace Prize Award Ceremony at the Nobel Peace Center.

Dec. 10, 2018 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM , Oslo Metropolitan University, Pilestredet 46: Athene 2

The seminar will discuss three recently published books which deal with challenging questions of identity and belonging, as well as terrorism. Thomas Hylland Eriksen (University of Oslo) and Riva Kastoryano (Science Po, Paris) will participate.

Dec. 10, 2018 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM , Oslo City Hall

The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded on December 10, Alfred Nobel’s death day, in a formal ceremony at the Oslo City Hall. For invited guests only.

Dec. 10, 2018 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM , Oslo City Hall (entrance from the Harbour side)

Al Jazeera interview with one of the Nobel Peace Prize laureates of 2018,  Denis Mukwege.

Dec. 10, 2018 5:30 PM - 7:10 PM , Oppmøte på Jernbanetorget

Welcome to join in on the torch light parade to celebrate this years Nobel Peace Prize laureates. Open to all!

Dec. 11, 2018 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM , Oslo City Hall

The day after the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony, which takes place in the Oslo City Hall, 800 students from upper secondary schools will attend a seminar about peace and the Nobel Prize winners in this same hall.

Dec. 11, 2018 12:00 PM - 2:15 PM , University Aula

The 2018 Forum addresses climate change with Al Gore, 2007 Nobel Peace Prize laureate and former U. S. Vice President, as keynote speaker.

Dec. 11, 2018 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM , PRIO, Hausmannsgate 3

Distinguished guest Dr. Christine Amisi will speak about her experience as a medical doctor at Panzi Hospital, where she works with Nobel Laureate Dr. Denis Mukwege. 

Dec. 12, 2018 12:00 PM - Nov. 1, 2019 3:00 PM , Nobel Peace Center

The Nobel Peace Prize Exhibition 2018 opens to the public.

Dec. 12, 2018 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM , Norwegian Nobel Institute in Henrik Ibsens gt. 51

Join us for a city walk in the historic traces of the Nobel Peace Prize.

«If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other."

– Mother Teresa, Nobel Peace Prize laureate 1979