The director of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Mohamed ElBaradei, has stressed the importance of worldwide efforts to guarantee the security of nuclear materials, as he accepted the Nobel Peace Prize.
At ceremonies in Oslo, Norway, Mr. ElBaradei stressed the importance of the security of the human family. He said world security strategies have not caught up with the security threats the world faces.
In accepting the prize for himself and his organization, Mr. ElBaradei noted that 15 years after the end of the Cold War removed divisions in Europe, the divisions between rich and poor countries still remain. He expressed hope that globalization will bring the world community together in resolving problems.
Other Nobel prizes are being awarded in Stockhlom, Sweden, today-Saturday. Literature Prize winner Harold Pinter will not attend because of health problems.