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Oslo Peace Days, 7 – 12 December 2020

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The City of Oslo, the University of Oslo, the Norwegian Nobel Institute, PRIO, and the Nobel Peace Center invite the city's population to celebrate Oslo Peace Days for a full week in December.


The Nobel Peace Center opens its new exhibition on 12 December
Time and place: Dec. 12, 2021 12:00 PM8:00 PM, Nobels Fredssenter, Brynjulf Bulls plass 1, 0250 Oslo

This year's Peace Prize exhibition at the Nobel Peace Center is open to the public.

The Oslo Philharmonic will play during the Nobel Peace Prize Consert in Oslo Concert Hall on 11 December
Time and place: Dec. 11, 2021 7:00 PM8:30 PM, Oslo concert hall and online

The Norwegian Nobel Institute in collaboration with the Oslo Philharmonic and the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation invite to a concert for the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize 2021 at Oslo Concert Hall.

This year's Nobel Peace Prize Forum on 11 December will be about the effect of food.
Time and place: Dec. 11, 2021 10:00 AM12:00 PM, University Aula, Karl Johansgt. 47

The Food Effect: Join the Nobel Peace Prize Forum 2021 as we hear from leading experts and innovators in the fight for food security and a sustainable future.

The torchlight parade goes from Oslo central station up Karl Johan, to Grand hotel
Time and place: Dec. 10, 2021 5:30 PM7:10 PM, Oppmøte på Jernbanetorget

You are welcome to join in on the torchlight parade to celebrate this year's Nobel Peace Prize laureates. Open to all!

Time and place: Dec. 10, 2021 1:00 PM3:00 PM, Oslo Rådhus/digitalt

The 2021 Nobel Peace Prize Award ceremony takes place in Oslo City Hall. It is streamed and also broadcast on national broadcasting agency NRK. 

Time and place: Dec. 10, 2021 11:00 AM12:00 PM, Online event

A show with the Nobel Peace Prize laureates as guests of honour, made by and for children.

Time and place: Dec. 9, 2021 6:00 PM8:00 PM, Vega Scene, Hausmannsgate 28, 0182 Oslo

The award-winning documentary A Thousand Cuts will be screened during Oslo Peace Days through cooperation between Oslo Documentary Cinema and the Nobel Peace Center. 

Time and place: Dec. 9, 2021 6:00 PM7:30 PM, PRIO, Hausmanns gate 3, Oslo

This Oslo Peace Days event will launch the short-film “Uffo: The wind that blows before the rain” based on a true story, which was featured on BBC Africa.

Scrabble pieces spell out TRUST, while we focus on the importance of trust of the media in this event
Time and place: Dec. 9, 2021 2:00 PM3:00 PM, Online and Domus Bibliotheca, Karl Johans gate 47

Join us for a seminar where we discuss trust and the news media. To what extent can the erosion of trust in the news media undermine trust in democratic institutions? This seminar is organized by Circle U.'s Democracy hub!

Slightly high-angle shot of an American serviceman, lying asleep in the dirt near a ring of sandbags, with his rifle resting near his head, Vietnam, 1965
Time and place: Dec. 9, 2021 8:30 AM10:00 AM, online event

Please be invited to this PRIO Digital Seminar which will focus on masculinity and the military.

The peace bench will be unveiled outside the Nobel Peace Center on 8 December
Time and place: Dec. 8, 2021 4:00 PM6:00 PM, Rådhusplassen, 0160 Oslo

A six-meter-long installation, designed by Snøhetta for the Nobel Peace Center, "The Best Weapon" is inspired by the Mandela quote "The best weapon is to sit down and talk".  

From a demonstration against the death penalty, posters that say "Don't kill for me"
Time and place: Dec. 8, 2021 9:00 AM3:45 PM, Auditorium 2 (Domus Juridica) and Zoom

The Norwegian Centre for Human Rights welcomes you to a conference on international, regional and national efforts towards ensuring the abolition of the death penalty.

From a demonstration, women with an Afghan flag
Time and place: Dec. 7, 2021 2:00 PM3:30 PM, Georg Sverdrups hus, Auditorium 2

The human rights of marginalized groups in Afghanistan are at risk. In emergencies like these, what role can the United Nations play in mitigating this crisis?

Time and place: Dec. 7, 2021 2:00 PM3:00 PM, Gamle festsal, Domuc Academica, Karl Johans gate 47, 0162 Oslo

The Norwegian Centre for Human Rights (NCHR) and the Norwegian Human Rights Fund (NHRF) invites you to a panel discussion on the topic of Norwegian and international support to human rights defenders.

John Ruggie
Time and place: Dec. 7, 2021 10:00 AM12:00 PM, Auditorium 2, Domus Juridica

This seminar will look at the importance of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. It will address the requirements for effective implementation, and what needs to be prioritized in the future.

Time and place: Dec. 11, 2020 3:00 PM4:30 PM, Online event

International Cooperation after COVID-19 : Multilateralism and Global Governance in the Wake of the Corona Pandemic

A woman next to boxes with the WFP logo
Time and place: Dec. 11, 2020 9:00 AM10:00 AM, Online

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

Time and place: Dec. 10, 2020 6:00 PM7:00 PM, Center of Oslo and online

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.

Time and place: Dec. 10, 2020 3:00 PM6:00 PM, Online

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, Aïda Muluneh, has made a photo essay on food and war on commission from the Nobel Peace Center.

A woman carrying a box with a WFP logo
Time and place: Dec. 10, 2020 1:00 PM, Online

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


Shacks by a river in Jakarta
Time and place: Dec. 9, 2020 3:30 PM4:30 PM, Online via Zoom

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. 

Time and place: Dec. 8, 2020 5:00 PM6:30 PM, Digitalt

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. 

The Swedish-Norwegian border: bridge over Svinesund
Time and place: Dec. 8, 2020 4:30 PM5:45 PM, Online event

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

Time and place: Dec. 8, 2020 4:00 PM6:00 PM, Digital via Zoom

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).

Time and place: Dec. 8, 2020 2:00 PM3:30 PM, Online event

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