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The 2001 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the "United Nations and "Kofi Annan for "their work for a better organized and more peaceful world".
In 2001, its centennial year, the "Nobel Committee decided that the Peace Prize was to be divided between the "United Nations (UN) and Kofi Annan. Annan was awarded the Peace Prize for having revitalized the UN and for having given priority to human rights. The Nobel Committee also recognized his commitment to the struggle to contain the spreading of the "HIV virus in Africa and his declared opposition to international terrorism.