In 2005, she was one of 1,000 women from 140 countries nominated to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.
In rewarding the EU on Friday, the Nobel committee appeared, precisely, to agree.
For three years running Mortenson was shortlisted for the Nobel Peace Prize.
1900, in reference to five prizes (in physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, and peace) established in the will of Alfred Nobel (1833-1896), Swedish chemist and engineer, inventor of dynamite. A sixth prize, in economics, was added in 1969. Related: Nobelist.