"Make Power – Not War"

The Nobel Exhibit at the Austria Center during the 50th IAEA General Conference in September 2006. (Photo: R. Quevenco/IAEA)

A photographic exhibit Make Power - Not War featuring the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate - the IAEA and Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei - is on display in the lobby of the Austria Centre, throughout the week of the IAEA General Conference.

The exhibition depicts the many and varied facets of IAEA life, in photographs, text and cartoons: from the anti-nuclear protests sometimes staged outside the Agency´s Vienna headquarters; to the work of its safeguards inspectors; its role in nuclear safety and efforts to promote the peaceful uses of nuclear technology.

The exhibit is on loan from the Nobel Peace Centre, which produced the exhibition in co-operation with Dagbladet Magasinet and the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs. It is the Centre´s first major exhibition on a laureate since the museum opened in Oslo in 2005.

Four videos provided by the Nobel Peace Centre will also be shown as part of the exhibit:

  • A Race Against Time is a half hour documentary that focuses on Dr. ElBaradei and the IAEA´s work. It was produced by Norwegian Television station, NRK, for use by television networks worldwide.
  • The Nobel Year in Norway is a 10 minute film depicting how the Nobel peace prize winner is chosen; the selection committee; the announcement; and the different festivities and ceremony that occur during the week that the prize is awarded in Oslo, Norway.
  • The Nobel Prize is a short film that goes behind the prize, to examine what it is, why it was started, and why it is so prestigious. The short film discusses the role of the Nobel Committee and touches on the Prizes´ controversial winners.
  • The Nobel Winners highlights some 20 different Peace Prize winners, since the prestigious prize was started in 1901. The Laureates are profiled in short 3- 5 minute clips that often integrate historical footage.

The 2005 Nobel Peace Prize was shared in two equal parts between the IAEA and its Director General Mohamed ElBaradei. They were awarded for their work to prevent nuclear energy from being used for military purposes and to ensure that it is used in the safest possible way for the benefit of humankind.

There have been more than 115 000 visitors to the Nobel Peace Centre since it open in June 2005.

Last update: 11 November 2014