國際原子能總署（IAEA）署長穆罕默德巴拉迪（Mohamed ElBaradei）得知歐巴馬總統獲得2009年諾貝爾和平獎的時候相當高興。原子能總署與巴拉迪博士（Dr. ElBaradei）是2005年諾貝爾和平獎得主。
The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2009 is to be awarded to President Barack Obama "for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples." The Committee attached special importance to Obama's vision of and work for a world without nuclear weapons and to his work in meeting the challenge of global warming.
"Obama has as President created a new climate in international politics," the Nobel Prize Committee said in its announcement of the Peace Prize award today. "Multilateral diplomacy has regained a central position, with emphasis on the role that the United Nations and other international institutions can play."
"Dialogue and negotiations are preferred as instruments for resolving even the most difficult international conflicts," the Committee said.
"The vision of a world free from nuclear arms has powerfully stimulated disarmament and arms control negotiations. Thanks to Obama's initiative, the USA is now playing a more constructive role in meeting the great climatic challenges the world is confronting," said the Committee. "Democracy and human rights are to be strengthened."
"Only very rarely has a person to the same extent as Obama captured the world's attention and given its people hope for a better future," the Committee said. "His diplomacy is founded in the concept that those who are to lead the world must do so on the basis of values and attitudes that are shared by the majority of the world's population."
"For 108 years, the Norwegian Nobel Committee has sought to stimulate precisely that international policy and those attitudes for which Obama is now the world's leading spokesman. The Committee endorses Obama's appeal that "Now is the time for all of us to take our share of responsibility for a global response to global challenges."
"We cannot accept the growing threat posed by climate change, which could forever damage the world that we pass on to our children - sowing conflict and famine; destroying coastlines and emptying cities," Obama said. "And that's why all nations must now accept their share of responsibility for transforming the way that we use energy."
"Some of the work confronting us will not be completed during my presidency," said Obama. "Some, like the elimination of nuclear weapons, may not be completed in my lifetime. But I know these challenges can be met so long as it's recognized that they will not be met by one person or one nation alone. This award is not simply about the efforts of my administration - it's about the courageous efforts of people around the world."
International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Mohamed ElBaradei expressed delight on learning that President Barack Obama has been awarded the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize. The IAEA and Dr. ElBaradei received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2005.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called the award, "great news for President Obama, for the people of the United States, and for the United Nations."