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List of Seoul Peace Prize Winner

Feb 21, 2019 17:07 IST
    List of Seoul Peace Prize Winner

    The Seoul Peace Prize is a biennial recognition with monetary award, which was started by the South Korea to commemorate the success of the 24th Summer Olympic Games held in Seoul, Korea. 160 nations from across the world took part, creating harmony and friendship in the 24th Summer Olympic Games. In this award, the recipient receives a diploma, a plaque and honorarium of US$200, 000.

    How is the Seoul Peace Prize recipient selected?

    The internal committee includes over 1,300 nominators, including internationally renowned Korean and foreign figures in political, economic, social, cultural, athletic, academic and other fields. The nominators should send back the forms after filling in the name of their candidates and their achievements three months before the advised date for the award giving ceremony. The final recipient is selected through a vote by members of the committee.

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    List of Seoul Peace Prize Winner



    Narendra Modi

    Year: 2018

    Country: India

    Reason for Award: For his contributions to world peace and economic growth

    Denis Mukwege

    Year: 2016

    Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Reason for Award: In recognition of his devotion towards ending unjust wars and conflicts

    Angela Merkel

    Year: 2014

    Country: Germany

    Reason for Award: In recognition of her outstanding contribution to protecting human rights, promoting peace, and preventing war and terrorism through international cooperation

    Ban Ki-moon

    Year: 2012

    Country: South Korea

    Reason for Award: In recognition of his efforts for the promotion of world peace falls short of crediting him enough for his implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for socioeconomic development and poverty reduction in developing nations

    José Antonio Abreu

    Year: 2010

    Country: Venezuela

    Reason for Award: For saving juveniles from violence and crime and contributing to building a peaceful society by promoting harmony, cooperation and fellowship through the organization of orchestras

    Abdul Sattar Edhi

    Year: 2008

    Country: Pakistan

    Reason for Award: His decisive role in achieving the unanimous passage of the North Korea Human Rights Act of 2004 in the US Congress and her endless struggle for underprivileged citizens

    Muhammad Yunus

    Year: 2006

    Country: Bangladesh

    Reason for Award: For being the foremost leader in the global fight to combat poverty

    Václav Havel

    Year: 2004

    Country: Czech Republic

    Reason for Award: His role in democratizing the then-Czechoslovakia and influencing many


    Year: 2002

    Country: United Kingdom

    Reason for Award: In recognition of its outstanding achievements in relieving people from poverty, plight and calamity

    Sadako Ogata

    Year: 2000

    Country: Japan

    Reason for Award: His major role in making the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees one of the world's principal humanitarian agencies as part of several UN Boards.  He received this award for helping alleviate the plight of refugees.

    Kofi Annan

    Year: 1998

    Country: Ghana

    Reason for Award: For his management tasks to refugee and peace-keeping issues and his proposed agreement for peace that avoided war in the Gulf

    Médecins Sans Frontières

    Year: 1996

    Country: Switzerland

    Reason for Award: For delivering emergency medical relief to populations whose health is threatened by war, civil strife, epidemics or natural disasters

    George Shultz

    Year: 1992

    Country: United States of America

    Reason for Award: For playing a decisive role in ending the Cold War during his tenure

    Juan Antonio Samaranch

    Year: 1990

    Country: Spain

    Reason for Award: For his significant contribution to world peace through sports

    The prime objective of the award is to crystallize the Korean people's yearning for peace on the Korean Peninsula and in the rest of the world.

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