Nobel Laureates for a Nuclear Weapons-Free World


Nobel Peace Laureates are an important voice for a safer, saner planet. Through the World Summits of Nobel Peace Laureates, they call the world’s attention to the dangers of nuclear weapons and issue morally authoritative declarations on the urgency of a nuclear weapons-free world.



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Top to bottom: H.H. Dalai Lama; Shirin Ebadi; Aung Sang Suu Kyi; Archbishop Desmond Tutu


GSI Advisory Board member Mikhail Gorbachev founded the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, and several GSI leaders have been active in Nobel Laureate Summits, as representatives of Laureate Organizations such as Pugwash, the International Peace Bureau, or as an official Adviser to the Summit Secretariat.

Documents of the Summits

Video Footage of the Summits

  • The Choice is Ours: Living with terror or building peace, presentation by Jonathan Granoff (2011). Other participants on the panel include Nobel Laureates His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Jody Williams and FW De Klerk. 
  • Tear Down this Wall! (2009) Other participants on the panel include Mikhail Gorbachev, Nobel Laureate and former premier of the Soviet Union and Williem De Klerk, Nobel Laureate and former president of South Africa.
  • Press Conference of the 8th Nobel Peace Laureates Summit (2007) Participants include: Mikhail Gorbachev, former premier of the Soviet Union; His Holiness the Dalai Lama; Mairead Corrigan Maguire; Muhammad Yunus; and Betty Williams.
  • Terrorism and Security (2005). Nobel Laureate and Laureate organizations present at the summit included Mikhail Gorbachev, Kim Dae-Jung, Lech Walesa, Joseph Rotblat, Mairead Corrigan Maguire, Betty Williams, the United Nations Children’s Fund and the United Nations High Commissioner of Refugees, among others. 
  • Peace and Security (2004) Participants at the 4th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates included Nobel Laureates Mikhail Gorbachev, The XIV Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso, Mairead Corrigan Maguire, Shimon Peres, Joseph Rotblat, Oscar Arias Sanchez, Lech Walesa, Betty Williams and Jody Williams. 
  • Press Conference of the 4th Nobel Peace Laureates Summit, remarks by Jonathan Granoff (2003)
  • Building a Culture of Peace, presentation by MPI Chairman Douglas Roche, O.C. (2003) 

Speeches by GSI leaders at the Summits

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