Molecular Imaging News
December 12, 2005
IAEA Awarded Nobel Peace Prize as Advocate for Peaceful Use of Nuclear Energy
The Norwegian Nobel Committee honored the IAEA and its leader, Director General Mohamed ElBaradei, as "an unafraid advocate" of atoms for peace, not warheads, at the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony held December 10 in Oslo, Norway. Japanese Ambassador and Chair of the IAEA Board of Governors Yukiya Amano accepted the award on behalf of the IAEA. ElBaradei and Amano each received a diploma and gold medal as part of the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize Award. The award includes €525,000 which will be split between the IAEA and ElBaradei. The award ceremony was held at the Oslo City Hall. Dr. ElBaradei delivered a lecture immediately afterwards. See related items box below for a transcript of the lecture and more news.