Aung San Suu Kyi receives a standing ovation as she prepared to deliver her Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech. She tells the ceremony that receiving the award drew the world's attention to the quest for democracy in Burma.
Aung San Suu Kyi has arrived at the Nobel institute in Oslo ahead of her belated acceptance speech after being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991.
Alexander Aris, the 18-year-old son of Aung San Suu Kyi delivered a speech on her behalf in Oslo in 1991.
He told the gathering in Oslo, his mother accepted the Nobel Peace Prize not in her own name but "in the name of all those men, women and children who...continue to sacrifice their well-being, their freedom and their lives in the pursuit of a democratic Burma."
The husband and sons of Aung San Suu Kyi accepted the Nobel peace prize on her behalf in 1991. At that time the Burmese opposition leader was unable to leave Burma for fear she would not be allowed to return.
Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is to make her Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech today, 21 years after she was awarded the honour.
The 66-year-old champion of democracy is being feted this month in European capitals after spending most of the past two decades kept under house arrest by Burma's military-backed dictatorship.
She received the prize in 1991 and used its cash reward to create scholarship programs for Burmese youth. Her two British-based sons and husband accepted the prize on her behalf in Oslo that year.