Photo: Johannes Granseth/Nobels Fredssenter and Olav Stubberud/@Olav

5.–12. December 2020Oslo - 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, Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), University of Oslo and the City of Oslo join forces in December to invite the public to five days of events: The Oslo Peace Days.

Online programme 2020

Dec. 7, 2020 3:00 PM

This year's winner of the University of Oslo Human Rights Award will be announced on 7th of December, 2020!

Dec. 8, 2020 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

The PRIO Annual Peace Address 2020 will be given by Hajer Sharief and Ilwad Elman, with comments from Mani Hussaini.

Dec. 8, 2020 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

This event will focus on pertinent global challenges, including human rights accountability, countering climate change, managing migration, and dealing with organisational challenges of the United Nations (UN).

Dec. 8, 2020 4:30 PM - 5:45 PM

Covid-19 and challenges to multilateralism, peace, and democracy.

Dec. 8, 2020 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

To break statues, repress rituals and erase memories are powerful weapons in war and political power struggles.  We recognize this phenomenon from the Roman custom of condemnation of elites and emperors after their deaths, and find this again in our own time. 

Dec. 9, 2020 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

This webinar will focus on the enduring challenges of global poverty and its relationship to human rights, including the collective experience of former United Nations Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty, Philip Alston, politicians, activists and academics. 

Dec. 10, 2020 1:00 PM

A ceremonial presentation of  this year's Nobel Peace Prize to the United Nations World Food Programme.


Dec. 10, 2020 3:00 PM - Dec. 1, 2021 6:00 PM

In cooperation with Norwegian Broadcasting Corportation (NRK), the Nobel Peace Center has made a digital version of the Nobel Peace Prize Exhibition 2020. One of Africa’s most acclaimed photo artists, Aida Muluneh, has made a photo essay on food and war on commission from the Nobel Peace Center.

Dec. 10, 2020 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The traditional torch light parade to celebrate the Nobel Peace Prize laureate will be arranged in a corona friendly version: a limited number of people will create a candle light chain in central Oslo. Digital participation is also possible.

Dec. 11, 2020 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

A talk with David Beasley, Executive Director of Nobel Peace Prize laureate World Food Programme.

Dec. 11, 2020 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Transnationalism and Global Governance in the Wake of the Corona Pandemic