Bono Nominated For Nobel Peace Prize Three Times

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Bono nominated for Nobel peace prize three times- Paul David Hewson (Bono)born 10 May 1960, OSLO - Rock stars Bono and Bob Geldof are among 191 nominees for this year's Nobel Peace Prize the second longest list in the prize's 105-year history. Nominations for the $1.3 million award considered by many to be one of the world's top accolades trickled in from all corners of the globe, the director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute Geir Lundestad said on Friday. "There are two trends I want to point out. The first is that this is again a very high number and that this year we have received more nominations from different parts of the world than usual," he told Reuters.

He said 23 of the 191 nominees were organizations. In 2005 there were a record 199 nominations. As usual Lundestad declined to give any indication of who had or had not been nominated for the prize and instead referred to media leaks. U2 front man Bono and Live8 organizer Geldof have campaigned for canceling third world debt and once again make the list. Website reports say former mayor of New York Rudolph Giuliani and Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, who helped organize a peace deal in Indonesia's tsunami-ravaged Aceh province, have also been nominated for the peace prize.

And the Internet has been used by campaigners to drum up support for some celebrities. Previous Nobel Peace Prize winners include U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt in 1906 for organizing a 1905 peace treaty between Russia and Japan and Martin Luther King in 1964 for his civil rights campaign. Mother Teresa, the Indian missionary, won the prize in 1979 and former USSR President Mikhail Gorbachev won in 1990 for helping to end the Cold War. The International Committee of the Red Cross has won the award three times in 1917, 1945 and 1963.
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