The leaders of 20 emerging markets are expected to be crowned on Wednesday as the winners of the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize, the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) said on Thursday.
The laureates will be awarded the prize for their efforts in tackling the biggest challenges of the 21st century, from climate change to regional conflicts, and the top five will be announced at the Stockholm Conference on Peace and Security (SIPA).
The IISS is the world’s largest public policy think tank.
The winners are expected from 28 countries, with India being the only Indian to win the Nobel Peace prize.
The prize will be presented by Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Nobel prize.
Aung San Kyi is expected to receive the Nobel Prize on December 31.
The IISSS is a research arm of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) which was founded in 1957.
It has been awarded the Nobel peace prize twice, in 1991 and 2005.
The organisation said it had awarded the peace prize to countries which had made major advances in addressing international challenges and had done so in a way that was “well aligned with the principles of international law”.
It was not clear who would be presented the Nobel Medal.
It is the second time in recent years that a Nobel Peace Laureate has been from India.
In 2016, the Nobel Laureates Laureates Committee awarded the Peace Prize to Indian journalist Anupamaa Mukherjee.
India has become the first country to be awarded two Nobel Peace Prizes for its efforts to tackle global warming.
Last year, the country received the Nobel for its role in tackling poverty and human rights.