President Obama in the Rose Garden just now said the Nobel Peace Prize is "a call to all nations to confront the common challenges of the 21st century."
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Calling himself "surprised and deeply humbled," Obama said he does not feel he deserves to be in the company of the "transformative" and inspiring people who have earned the prize.
He said the prize often is given "as a means to give momentum to a set of causes."
"I will accept this award as a call to action," Obama said, outlining his goals - a world without nuclear weapons, confronting the threat of climate change and respectful of its peoples' diverse religions and practices.
"These challenges can't be met by any one leader or any one nation," he said.
He called for "unwavering commitment to the rights of all Israelis and Palestinians to live in security in nations of their own."
"This award is not simply about the efforts of my administration," he said, it's shared with everyone who fights for "justice and dignity."
Full text of his statement after the jump.