President of the United States of America, Donald Trump has been nominated for the world acclaimed Nobel Peace Prize for 2021, for the second time.
Trump was nominated for helping to broker a deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates.
Thousands of people are eligible to nominate candidates for the Nobel Peace Prize, including members of parliaments and governments, university professors and past laureates.
“It is for his contribution for peace between Israel and the UAE. It is a unique deal,” Christian Tybring-Gjedde, a member of parliament for the right-wing Progress Party, told Reuters.
Tybring-Gjedde, who nominated Donald Trump for the 2019 award for his diplomatic efforts with North Korea, said he also nominated him this year because of the U.S. troop withdrawal from Iraq.
Last year Donald Trump said he deserved to be awarded the Peace Prize for his work on North Korea and Syria.
Former President Barack Obama won the prize in 2009 just months into his first term in office.
Since the creation of the Nobel Peace Prize, four U.S. Presidents and one Vice President have received the award, which is presented each year on December 10
Obama is the fourth President of the United States to have won the Nobel Peace Prize after Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson and Jimmy Carter, with Carter’s honor happening after leaving office
The Nobel Peace Prize is an international award that is awarded every year by the Norwegian Nobel Committee. The prize ceremony takes place annually on December 10, the date on which Alfred Nobel passed away. The prize usually include: a medal, personal diploma, and award money.
Alfred Nobel was a man of many disciplines — including science, invention, entrepreneurship, literature, and peace. When he passed away in 1896, he dedicated his will to award those who have been outstanding figures in these fields. As a result, in 1900, the Nobel Foundation was established and became the organization responsible for awarding the Nobel Prizes.
According to Alfred Nobel’s will, the Nobel Peace Prize shall be awarded to those who have “done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses.”