The motivation of the Jury: “Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg has throughout his career in national and international politics consistently promoted social equity, gender equality, international solidarity and ecological responsibility. His personal integrity has made a strong mark on Norwegian political life and well beyond. His deep humanism and his truthfulness to his values and relations to others enabled him to step up in a moment of traumatic crisis in July 2011 as a leader for all Norwegians and for all of us who defend freedom and democratic values.”
The award ceremony took place on 27 October 2011, in Stockholm, Sweden. Read Jens Stoltenberg’s speech.