PRIO Directors have made it a tradition to offer their personal shortlists for the Peace Prize. Current director Henrik Urdal presents his fifth list since taking up the position of director in 2017. This year, the pandemic and equitable vaccine access, represented by COVAX, feature at the top of the list.
https://www.prio.org/About/PeacePrize/PRIO-Directors-Shortlist-2021/Urdal abstains from using his right to nominate given his active role in commenting on the prize. He has no association with the Nobel Institute or the Norwegian Nobel Committee.