United Nations Armed Forces, first Organization to receive Nobel Prize for Peace

First Organization presented the Nobel Peace Prize was on December 10th 1988

On behalf of the United Nations Armed Forces, the award of the Nobel Prize for Peace, was accepted by the United Nations Secretary-General Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, on December 10th 1988, in Oslo, Norway. The purpose of the United Nations Peacekeeping Forces, are non-violence, except in self defence, by reduce strife in a crises and allowing time for the development of negotiated solutions. At the time, more than 500,000 United Nations peacekeepers from 58 countries had been involved in 15 peacekeeping operations since 1948.

Additional Information:

  • United Nations Peacekeeping Forces: History
    The United Nations Peacekeeping Forces are employed by the World Organization to maintain or re-establish peace in an area of armed conflict.
  • United Nations Peacekeeping Forces: Facts
    Towards the end of the Cold War, the Nobel Committee wished to indicate that the United Nations ought to have greater influence on international politics.
  • United Nations Peacekeeping Forces: Nobel Lecture
    Mr. Chairman, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen. I should like first of all, to once again thank the Norwegian Nobel Committee for the award they have made to the United Nations Peacekeeping Operations. Their decision has been acclaimed all over the world.
  • United Nations Peacekeeping Forces: Acceptance Speech
    Your Majesty, Your Royal Highnesses, Mr Chairman, Ladies and Gentlemen. I should like to thank you, Mr Chairman, and the other members of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, for the award which I have received today on behalf of the United Nations peacekeeping operations.
  • United Nations Peacekeeping
  • What is peacekeeping? United Nations Peacekeeping
    United Nations Peacekeeping helps countries torn by conflict create conditions for lasting peace.
  • United Nations peacekeeping missions – Wikipedia
    Peacekeeping by the United Nations is a role held by the Department of Peacekeeping Operations as “a unique and dynamic instrument developed by the Organization as a way to help countries torn by conflict to create the conditions for lasting peace.”[3] It is distinguished from both peacebuilding, peacemaking, and peace enforcement.
  • United Nations Peacekeeping Forces | Britannica.com
    United Nations Peacekeeping Forces, international armed forces first used in 1948 to observe cease-fires in Kashmir and Palestine. Although not specifically mentioned in the United Nations (UN) Charter, the use of international forces as a buffer between warring parties pending troop withdrawals and negotiations—a practice that became known as peacekeeping—was formalized in 1956 during the Suez Crisis between Egypt, Israel, France, and the United Kingdom.
  • What’s the point of peacekeepers when they don’t keep the peace …
    Hundreds of desperate Tutsis sought refuge on the first day of the genocide at a school where 90 UN troops were under the command of Captain Luc Lemaire. Here, they were surely safe from the Hutus and their machetes.
      December 10th 1988
      Javier Pérez de Cuéllar
      United Nations secretary-general
Winner Org.:
      United Nations Armed Forces
      Oslo, Norway

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