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Geneva Institute for Democracy and Development

Giuseppe Motta Medal

Giuseppe Motta Medal

Giuseppe Motta Medal is presented annually since 2004 by the Geneva Institute for Democracy and Development to the people from any country or region of the world for exceptional achievement in the promotion of peace and democracy, human rights and sustainable development. The prize commemorates Giuseppe Motta (1871–1940), a Swiss politician, five-time President of the Swiss Confederation, President of the League of Nations Assembly and member of the Swiss Federal Council. The selection of the recipients of the medal is made by the GIDD’s Board of Trustees, which is composed of distinguished individuals from the fields of politics, academia, and civil society. The award ceremony is held in Switzerland and is attended by people from around the world. Over the years, the Giuseppe Motta Medal has been awarded to numerous individuals who have dedicated their lives to promoting peace and conflict resolution.

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Giuseppe Motta Medal Laureates (2030 ~ 2021)

Denis Mukwege

Giuseppe Motta Medal 2023

Melinda Gates

Giuseppe Motta Medal 2023

Volodymyr Zelenskyy

Giuseppe Motta Medal 2022

Ales Bialiatski

Giuseppe Motta Medal 2022

Kate Raworth

Giuseppe Motta Medal 2022

Maria Ressa

Giuseppe Motta Medal 2021

Marielle Franco

Giuseppe Motta Medal 2021

Sandra Steingraber

Giuseppe Motta Medal 2021

Giuseppe Motta Medal Laureates (2020 ~ 2011)

Ai Weiwei

Giuseppe Motta Medal 2020

Johan Rockström

Giuseppe Motta Medal 2020

Zuzana Čaputová

Giuseppe Motta Medal 2019

Bryan Stevenson

Giuseppe Motta Medal 2019

Greta Thunberg

Giuseppe Motta Medal 2019

David McAllister

Giuseppe Motta Medal 2018

Nadia Murad

Giuseppe Motta Medal 2018

Christiana Figueres

Giuseppe Motta Medal 2018

Bianca Jagger

Giuseppe Motta Medal 2017

Vandana Shiva

Giuseppe Motta Medal 2017

Amina Mohammed

Giuseppe Motta Medal 2016

Joan Carling

Giuseppe Motta Medal 2016

Tawakkol Karman

Giuseppe Motta Medal 2015

Michel Forst

Giuseppe Motta Medal 2015

Jeremy Leggett

Giuseppe Motta Medal 2015

Angela Merkel

Giuseppe Motta Medal 2014

Denis Mukwege

Giuseppe Motta Medal 2014

Naomi Klein

Giuseppe Motta Medal 2014

Aung San Suu Kyi

Giuseppe Motta Medal 2013

Guillermo Fariñas

Giuseppe Motta Medal 2013

Alessandro Carlucci

Giuseppe Motta Medal 2013

Soon Ok Lee

Giuseppe Motta Medal 2012

Richard Branson

Giuseppe Motta Medal 2012

Nasrin Sotoudeh

Giuseppe Motta Medal 2011

Ernesto Bertarelli

Giuseppe Motta Medal 2011

Giuseppe Motta Medal Laureates (2010 ~ 2004)

Liu Xiaobo

Giuseppe Motta Medal 2010

Charles G. Koch

Giuseppe Motta Medal 2010

Martin C.M. Lee

Giuseppe Motta Medal 2009

Al Gore

Giuseppe Motta Medal 2009

Václav Havel

Giuseppe Motta Medal 2008

Junichi Fujino

Giuseppe Motta Medal 2008

Vicente Fox Quesada

Giuseppe Motta Medal 2007

Desmond Tutu

Giuseppe Motta Medal 2007

Harris Simons

Giuseppe Motta Medal 2007

Nelson Mandela

Giuseppe Motta Medal 2006

Alirio Uribe Muñoz

Giuseppe Motta Medal 2006

Joan Bavaria

Giuseppe Motta Medal 2006

Violeta Chamorro

Giuseppe Motta Medal 2005

Kim Seong Min

Giuseppe Motta Medal 2005

Jonathon Porritt

Giuseppe Motta Medal 2005

Arthur Simon

Giuseppe Motta Medal 2004

Elena Bonner

Giuseppe Motta Medal 2004

Geoffrey Ballard

Giuseppe Motta Medal 2004