LUX ALERT: Nobel Peace Prize Awarded to President Obama
LUXies, just announced President Barack Obama has been awarded the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize for his ‘extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between people,’ according to the official Norwegian Nobel Committee statement.
“Obama has as President created a new climate in international politics,” the citation read, in part. “Multilateral diplomacy has regained a central position, with emphasis on the role that the United Nations and other international institutions can play. Dialogue and negotiations are preferred as instruments for resolving even the most difficult international conflicts.”
Some are surprised by this announcement considering Obama was only in office for two weeks before the February 1 nomination deadline, which did not leave much time for tangible results from his verbal commitments. So LUXies, any thoughts of this new honor??
The Norwegian Nobel Committee believes this recognition indicates the hope they have in Obama and his ability to build global support as evident by the impact he has had in his short time in the spotlight. For the last 108 years, this committee has aimed to bring about the same focus that Obama has been focusing on.
“I do not feel that I deserve to be in the company of so many transformative figures that have been honored by this prize,” he (Obama) said. “I will accept this award as a call to action, a call for all nations to confront the challenges of the 21st century.”
Some might say, Obama has become a vocal candidate for the call to act now to global challenges that face that truly affect us all. One of the largest factors from Obama’s message is the sharing of responsibility and looking for how we can make the greatest impact in our own communities. We here at LadyLUX extend a congratulatory announcement to our very own President of the United States and continue to be hopeful of the difference each person can make, including YOU!!
To read more, see the full article posted at the Huffington Post.