Oslo Pax

Photo: Johannes Granseth / Nobel Peace Center
"Oslo Pax is the beginning of a movement that I cannot wait to see bloom."
Wanjira Mathai, daughter of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Wangari Maathai

Oslo Pax is a new, annual peace conference by the Nobel Peace Center - inspired by the Nobel Peace Prize and Alfred Nobel's idea to work for "the greatest benefit to humankind".

Today’s challenges to peace are more complex than ever before. Armed conflicts, economic- and hybrid-warfare, religious conflicts, insurgencies, climate change and human rights abuses are a few of the numerous contemporary challenges to sustainable peace. These challenges require more concerted action and concrete, implementable solutions. It requires positive and active engagement of the younger generation and networks of civil society – across the world.

Oslo Pax is creating a much-needed space in the realm of international peacebuilding. Young people and their leaders must have their voices heard and play a role in the maintenance of international peace and security. Oslo Pax benefits from the wisdom of Nobel Peace Prize laureates who take part, and provide a space for leaders, scientists and peace workers to come together and collectively find solutions.

The first ever Oslo Pax was arranged in September 2019, under the theme of Peace and Climate Change.

Photo: Johannes Granseth / Nobel Peace Center

"Thanks to the Nobel Peace Center for convening ut on the nexus between peace and climate change".

– Christiana Figueres, chair of Oslo Pax 2019

Photo: Johannes Granseth / Nobel Peace Center

“Climate change threatens human security. We must place climate change on the UN Security council agenda”.

– Ine Eriksen Søreide, Utenriksminister

Photo: Johannes Granseth / Nobel Peace Center

"I think it was a very good conference. It was incredibly inspiring to work together with such a diverse group - with respect both to age, background and nationality. I think this it what we need to move the agenda forward."

-Thina Saltvedt, Nordea

Photo: Johannes Granseth / Nobel Peace Center

"Thank you for incredible days at the Oslo Pax. I am so grateful for the perspectives I got, the people I meet and for the way it all happened. This is some the most inspiring things I have experience as climate activist and I will n ever forget it."

-Penelope Lea, climate activist

Photo: Johannes Granseth / Nobel Peace Center

"Young people are not the leaders of the future – they are the leaders of today!"

– Kumi Naidoo, Secretary General, Amnesty International

Photo: Johannes Granseth / Nobel Peace Center

"Rally yourselves. Work together. And raise your voices loud!”

– Tawakkol Karman, Nobel Peace Prize laureate 2011

Photo: Johannes Granseth / Nobel Peace Center

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