Showing posts with label Nobel Peace Prize. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Nobel Peace Prize. Show all posts

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Barack Obama Humbled and Challenged by Nobel Peace Prize

Barack Obama Humbled and Challenged by Nobel Peace Prize

The news of winning the Nobel Peace Prize came as a surprise to President Barack Obama, but he has seen it as a challenge to take up the mantle of a peacemaker and not a war monger and a wake up call in the nation building of a New America in the leadership of the world.

The following is a copy of his call to action addressed to all those on his mailing list.

Oct 9 (17 hours ago)

Michael Chima --

This morning, Michelle and I awoke to some surprising and humbling news. At 6 a.m., we received word that I'd been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2009.

To be honest, I do not feel that I deserve to be in the company of so many of the transformative figures who've been honored by this prize -- men and women who've inspired me and inspired the entire world through their courageous pursuit of peace.

But I also know that throughout history the Nobel Peace Prize has not just been used to honor specific achievement; it's also been used as a means to give momentum to a set of causes.

That is why I've said that I will accept this award as a call to action, a call for all nations and all peoples to confront the common challenges of the 21st century. These challenges won't all be met during my presidency, or even my lifetime. But I know these challenges can be met so long as it's recognized that they will not be met by one person or one nation alone.

This award -- and the call to action that comes with it -- does not belong simply to me or my administration; it belongs to all people around the world who have fought for justice and for peace. And most of all, it belongs to you, the men and women of America, who have dared to hope and have worked so hard to make our world a little better.

So today we humbly recommit to the important work that we've begun together. I'm grateful that you've stood with me thus far, and I'm honored to continue our vital work in the years to come.

Thank you,

President Barack Obama

Friday, October 9, 2009

Comment of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt. )on the Nobel Peace Prize Awarded to President Obama

9 Oct 2009 16:26 Africa/Lagos

Comment of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt. )on the Nobel Peace Prize Awarded to President Obama

MIDDLESEX, Vt., Oct. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a comment by Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) on the Nobel Peace Prize Awarded to President Obama:

"It's a stunning announcement and it reflects well on America's ideals and the world's yearning for American leadership.

"Little is possible without leadership. No one can force other nations to follow, but President Obama is reintroducing America to the rest of the world, and people of goodwill everywhere do have hope about working together for progress on some of the world's most daunting and dangerous problems."

Source: Office of U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy

CONTACT: David Carle of the Office of Senator Patrick Leahy,

Releases displayed in Africa/Lagos time
9 Oct 2009
Anti-Aging Pioneer Al Sears, M.D. Brings Nobel Prize Winning Discovery to Millions

Barack Obama Wins Nobel Peace Prize

Barack Obama first African American President of the United States has been awarded the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for "his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples."

Releases displayed in Africa/Lagos time

9 Oct 2009
Anti-Aging Pioneer Al Sears, M.D. Brings Nobel Prize Winning Discovery to Millions
Steven Spielberg Receives 2009 Liberty Medal at the National Constitution Center
8 Oct 2009
University of Nebraska Press Author Recipient of 2009 Nobel Prize for Literature
7 Oct 2009
Rib-X Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Co-Founder, Thomas A. Steitz, Ph.D., Awarded the 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
IEEE Celebrates 2009 Nobel Prize Winners
6 Oct 2009
Amnesty International Encouraged by Secretary Napolitano's Decision to Identify New Detention Practices
Pew CEO Rebecca W. Rimel Congratulates Dr. Carol W. Greider on Receiving the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
Acro Products Selected For DoD Comparative Tests
5 Oct 2009
Pelosi Congratulates UCSF's Elizabeth Blackburn for Receiving Nobel Prize in Medicine
Amnesty International Terrorism Expert to Attend Khadr Hearings at GITMO
UCSF Scientist Receives Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
2009 Nobel Prize Announcements are the First Live Stream Event on YouTube Broadcast From Europe

8 Oct 2009
White House Leadership Needed at a Key Moment for U.S. Sudan Policy
Obama Allies Continue Laying VAT Groundwork
CNN's Soledad O'Brien to Speak at Hood Hargett Breakfast Club
Prince Muhammad Bin Nayef Concludes U.S. Visit
7 Oct 2009
NCG Medical Announces Its Participation in Preliminary ARRA 2011 Certification Program
Groundbreaking Study by Dr. Robert Melillo and Dr. Gerry Leisman, Offers New Hope for Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD and Dyslexia For The First Time, Researchers Propose a Universal Theory Of Autism; May Eventually Lead To Cure
6 Oct 2009
After More Than Half a Million Votes Cast, Don Draper #1 on's Top 49 Most Influential Men of 2009
Polarizing Political Figures Make for Popular Halloween Masks
5 Oct 2009
T. Rowe Price Congratulates Mary J. Miller on Proposed Nomination to U.S. Treasury Role
HBO, Oceanic Time Warner Cable and the City & County of Honolulu Present the Honolulu Film Premiere of BY THE PEOPLE: THE ELECTION OF BARACK OBAMA Free to the Public at the Waikiki Shell
UnitedHealth Supplying Anti-Healthcare Reform Data to Republican Leadership Through Subsidiary, Lewin Group. U.S. Politics Today Offers Complete Coverage
2 Oct 2009
Darcy Sworn In as New Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works
Governadores dos Estados Unidos, Brasil e Indonésia solicitam que seus Presidentes incluam a proteção florestal nas políticas de mudanças climáticas
America's Best DJ Z-Trip Ignites a Revolution as the New Resident at Rain Nightclub
USAID's Acting Administrator to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month Festivities at DC's Hubbard Place Community Center
ADA Culminates Yearlong 150th Anniversary Observance at Its 150th Annual Session
U.S., Brazilian and Indonesian Governors Urge Their Presidents to Include Forest Protection in Climate Change Policies
Cox Communications to Bring C-SPAN Civics Bus to Deep Creek Middle School and I.C. Norcom High School