The Nobel Peace Prize 2007 “Al” Gore #4

“Al” Gore

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“Al” Gore is an American environmentalist and politician.

I first know him as a environmental activist. He is famous.

WHY?

Now you know? He deliver a talk to warn the world about the dangers of global warming more than a thousand times!!!

The Nobel committee indicate that “Global warming is a serious risk that induce large scale migration and the fiercer competition for the planet’s resources to increase the risk of war and conflict “.

Gore and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Committee alert the world to these risks. So The Nobel committee give credit for Gore and Climate Change Committee.

Do you know ‘An Inconvenient Truth’?

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It is a 2006 documentary film directed by Davis Guggenheim about former United States Vice President Al Gore‘s campaign. It alerts the public to an increasing “planetary emergency” due to global warming. The documentary was a critical and box-office success, winning two Academy Awards for Best Documentary Feature and Best Original Song.

Hmm.. I know Al gore is a controversial figure. But I don’t want to say about this problem. I want to focus on “How hard he try to achieve PEACE

The surprising thing is that  More people are becoming interested in environmental issues. So Al gore can win a Nobel Prize. Finally I would like to pay a standing ovation to his efforts. Beyond that I cannot say more.

Judgment is your free. But Freedom carries responsibility.

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“It takes time to connect the dots, I know that. But I also know that there can be a day of reckoning when you wish you had connected the dots more quickly.” – Al Gore

 

The Nobel Peace Prize 2014 Malala Yousafzai #2

Prize Laureates

2015 National Dialogue Quartet
2014 Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai
2013 Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)
2012 The European Union (EU)
2011 Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah Gbowee and Tawakkol Karman
2010 Liu Xiaobo
2009 Barack H. Obama

(nobelpeaceprize.org)

This time I want to introduce Malala Yousafzai.

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Do you know her? Hang on to your hats!!

She is just only 17 years old in 2014. She is the youngest Nobel peace prize winner.

Why she is so influential?

On the afternoon of 9 October 2012, Yousafzai boarded her school bus in the northwest Pakistani district of Swat.

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A gunman asked for her by name, then pointed a pistol at her and fired three shots. One bullet hit the left side of Yousafzai‘s forehead, travelled under her skin through the length of her face, and went into her shoulder. 

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In the days immediately following the attack, she remained unconscious and in critical condition.(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

But She recovered her health!!! It’s a miracle.

Her walk started at 11-12 years old. Yousafzai wrote a blog at that time to  change the world.

The world was in an uproar over this assassination.

It is a opportunity for her to change the world.

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The 2013, 2014 and 2015 issues of Time magazine featured Yousafzai as one of “The 100 Most Influential People in the World”

In July 2013, she spoke at the headquarters of the United Nations to call for worldwide access to education

In February 2014, she was nominated for the World Children’s Prize in Sweden.

Later in 2014, Yousafzai was announced as the co-recipient of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize, along with Kailash Satyarthi(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

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For her “Nobel peace prize is a beginning, not an end “

One little girl changes the world even now.

“One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world.”

–  Malala Yousafzai

The Nobel Peace Prize 2009 Barack H. Obama #1

Nobel Peace Prize 2009

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President Barack Obama speaks at Cairo University in Cairo, Thursday, June 4, 2009. In his speech, President Obama called for a ‘new beginning between the United States and Muslims’, declaring that ‘this cycle of suspicion and discord must end’.
Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy

Field : arms control and disarmament, world organizing

The Nobel Committee lauded Obama for his “extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples”

He is 44th President of the United States of America.

Obama had emphasized dialogue and cooperation across national, ethnic, religious and political dividing lines.

Anyone can shout such things. But the reason why winners are great is  that It is very difficult to do something more than words.

So I want to pay attention to his childhood story.

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Do you know ‘Dreams From My Father?

It is his autobiography. He wrote it when the first black editor in chief of “Harvard Law Review”.

It is hard to summarize his youth. But his childhood is struggles as a young adult to reconcile social perceptions of his multiracial heritage.

 

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The most important his concern was ‘who he was’.

I think there is a lot I can learn from him.

Now I know it’s up to me. 🙂

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Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama D-Ill., makes remarks to his supporters after his victory in the Democratic Iowa caucus Thursday, Jan. 3, 2008, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

 

“Now is the time for all of us to take our share of responsibility for a global response to global challenges”

Do you know ‘We Are The World’?

Do you know ‘We Are The World‘?

 

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I’m Korean, but I know Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder.

When I was young, I always heard about two persons.

 

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Especially, Story about Stevie Wonder is inspiring.

When he was born, His eyesight was lost. But His sustained effort made him a top singer-songwriter.

This two great persons sing ‘We Are The World

This is my favorite song.

 

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You would know what I’m saying only listening this song.

What I know is just ‘Cordiality‘.

They truly sing a song with their whole heart.

 

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What I feel is just their heart.

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They really want ‘PEACE‘ They shout ‘We are the world

I think of them when I am sometimes so stuffed or I am too comfortable.

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My shame is not yet dead.

Would you join with me?