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INTERNATIONAL PEACE BUREAU

Seán MacBride Peace Prize

Seán MacBride Peace Prize

The International Peace Bureau (IPB; French: Bureau international de la paix), founded in 1891, is one of the world's oldest international peace federations. The organisation was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1910 for acting "as a link between the peace societies of the various countries". In 1913, Henri La Fontaine was also awarded the Prize "[For his work as] head of the International Peace Bureau". As of 2012, eleven other Nobel Peace Prize laureates have been members of the IPB. Its membership consists of 300 organizations in 70 countries.[8] IPB's headquarters are located in Berlin, Germany, with offices in Barcelona, Spain, and Geneva, Switzerland. Prior to 2017, the headquarters were in Geneva. Its main programmes are the Global Campaign on Military Spending (GCOMS) and disarmament for sustainable development, which focuses both on nuclear and conventional weapons, as well as biological weapons, landmines, and small arms.[8][9] IPB holds Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and associate status with the United Nations Department of Global Communications.[8] IPB was founded under the name Permanent International Peace Bureau (Bureau International Permanent de la Paix). From 1912 onward it used the name International Peace Bureau. Between 1946 and 1961, it was known under the name International Liaison Committee of Organizations for Peace – ILCOP (Comité de liaison international des organisations de paix – CLIOP).

SlName CountryFlagYearAwarded For
1Michael D. HigginsIreland1992For human rights advocacy domestically, and in Nicaragua, Chile, Cambodia, Iraq, and Somalia
2Motarilavoa Hilda LiniVanuatu1993Played a key role in the WHO's decision to approve a request to the World Court on the legal status of nuclear weapons.
3Mordechai VanunuIsreal1994Sentenced to 18 years solitary confinement for revealing details of Israel's nuclear arsenal.
4The Committee of Soldiers' Mothers of RussiaRussia1995Foremost among Russian citizens’ groups opposing the war in Chechnya.
5Selim BešlagićGermany1996For "his fight against nationalism, ethnic cleansing and intolerance during his country's war."
6Seeds of Hope GroupUnited Kingdom1997For disarming a Hawk aircraft bound for Indonesia.
7John HumeIreland1998For "his contribution to the Northern Ireland peace process."
8Barbara GladyschSouth Africa1999For her "extraordinary and year-long commitment to disarmament and practical solidarity with victims of wars and disasters."
9Praful BidwaiIndaia2000For being at the "forefront of the international campaign against the nuclearisation of South Asia."
10Achin VanaikSwitzerland2000For being at the "forefront of the international campaign against the nuclearisation of South Asia."
11Rosalie BertellUnited States2001For "her lifelong engagement to the cause of peace and for her deep concern for the well-being of peoples all over the planet.
12Barbara LeeUnited States2002For "her sole vote against the bombing of Afghanistan."
13Nihon Hidanky?Japan2003Survivors of the A bomb attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. They have devoted the rest of their lives to the elimination of nuclear weapons.
14Leaders of the Geneva Initiative on the Middle EastSwitzerlandSwitzerland 2004
15No award made2005
17Tadatoshi Akiba (Mayors for Peace)Japan2006For "its achievements in arousing international public demand for the abolition of nuclear weapons and lasting world peace."
18Iccho Itoh (Mayors for Peace)Japan2006For "its achievements in arousing international public demand for the abolition of nuclear weapons and lasting world peace."
19Jayantha DhanapalaSri Lanka2007For "his dedication to the cause of disarmament and his initiatives towards creating the Central Asian Nuclear-Weapons Free Zone."
20Jacqueline CabassoUnited States2008For "her years of outstanding work with NGOs and initiatives toward peace and the abolition of nuclear weapons."
21Betty ReardonColombo2009For "her contribution to peace education and to the wider peace movement."
22Binalakshmi NepramIndia2010For "her extraordinary efforts to promote disarmament and an end to gun violence in India."
23Hanaa EdwarIraq2011For "her contribution to the advancement of democracy and human rights, as well as her firm stand against violence and war;"
24Dr. Peter BeckerGermany2011For his work with the German section of the International Association of Lawyers Against Nuclear Arms (IALANA).
25Lina Ben MhenniTunisia2012For showing "great courage and ... substantial contributions to what is known as the Arab Spring."
26Nawal El SaadawiEgypt2012For showing "great courage and ... substantial contributions to what is known as the Arab Spring."
27Chelsea ManningUnited States2013For her "courageous actions in revealing information about US war crimes."
28The People and Government of the Republic of the Marshall IslandsMarshall Islands2014For "courageously taking the nine nuclear weapons-possessing countries to the International Court of Justice to enforce compliance with the Non-Proliferation Treaty and international customary law."
29The People and the Island Communities of Lampedusa, Italy and Jeju Island, South KoreaItaly/South Korea2015For showing "a profound commitment to peace and social justice."
30Colin Archer (IPB Secretary-General )United Kingdom2016For 26 years "in the service of peace and of the IPB community."
31All Okinawa Council Against Henoko New BaseJapan2017For "its unflagging commitment to close the Futemna Marine Air Base, and for its nonviolent opposition to the construction of a massive new air, land and sea base in Henoko;"
32Noam ChomskyUnited States2017For his "tireless commitment to peace, his strong critiques to U.S. foreign policy, and his anti-imperialism;"
33Jeremy CorbynUnited Kingdom2017For his "sustained and powerful political work for disarmament and peace."
341) Association For Historical Dialogue and Research and Home for Cooperation2018For its "efforts and promotion of [a] Culture of Peace and as well as the peace building activities;"
35Helena MalenoSpain2018For her "efforts to save hundreds of lives in the Mediterranean Sea, and her strong commitment to defending human rights;"
36Douglas RocheCanada2018For his "tireless efforts to promote international peace and disarmament."
37Bruce KentUnited Kingdom2019An "internationally known peace activist and a 'real peace hero' who, even in his 90th year, remains an active campaigner and organizer for peace and human rights."
38Elayne Whyte GómezUnited States2019For "her invaluable contribution to the completion of the historic Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons."
39Black Lives MatterUnited States2020For its ‘leading roles in building resistance to and transforming local policies against systemic police violence and extrajudicial murders of Black people across the United States.’
40Alexander KmenttAustralia2021For his dedication towards disarmament and the elimination of nuclear weapons, bringing these issues to the highest level of government and imploring decision makers to take notice and action and being one of the key architects to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.
41Assistant Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP)Burma2021For their dedication, courage and diligence ensuring that every life taken by military during the country's struggle to return the power to the right hands is properly documented –  in the face of threats due to the military coup in Myanmar in February 2021.
42Hiroshi "Taka" TakakusakiJapan2022For his lifelong dedication to a just peace, the abolition of nuclear weapons and social justice, as well as his care and unstinting support for the Hibakusha.
43Asya MaruketRussia2022Activist from Russia for their work towards peace, women's and human rights – showing us what commitment and bravery looks like in the face of unjust war.
44Yurii SheliazhenkoUkraine2022Activist from Ukraine for their work towards peace, women's and human rights – showing us what commitment and bravery looks like in the face of unjust war.
45Fred LubangPhilippines2022For his unflagging work and commitment towards peacebuilding, disarmament and non-violence, especially in the face of ongoing wars.

Seán MacBride Peace Prize Awardee (1992 ~ 2000)

Michael D. Higgins

Seán MacBride Peace Prize 1992

Motarilavoa Hilda Lini

Seán MacBride Peace Prize 1993

Mordechai Vanunu

Seán MacBride Peace Prize 1994

Selim Bešlagić

Seán MacBride Peace Prize 1996

Seeds of Hope Group

Seán MacBride Peace Prize 1997

John Hume

Seán MacBride Peace Prize 1998

Barbara Gladysch

Seán MacBride Peace Prize 1999

Praful Bidwai

Seán MacBride Peace Prize 2000

Achin Vanaik

Seán MacBride Peace Prize 2000

Seán MacBride Peace Prize Awardee (2001 ~ 2010)

Rosalie Bertell

Seán MacBride Peace Prize 2001

Barbara Lee

Seán MacBride Peace Prize 2002

Nihon Hidankyō

Seán MacBride Peace Prize 2003

The Geneva Initiative

Seán MacBride Peace Prize 2004

Tadatoshi Akiba

Seán MacBride Peace Prize 2006

Iccho Itoh

Seán MacBride Peace Prize 2006

Jayantha Dhanapala

Seán MacBride Peace Prize 2007

Jacqueline Cabasso

Seán MacBride Peace Prize 2008

Betty Reardon

Seán MacBride Peace Prize 2009

Binalakshmi Nepram

Seán MacBride Peace Prize 2010

Seán MacBride Peace Prize Awardee (2011 ~ 2020)

Hanaa Edwar

Seán MacBride Peace Prize 2011

Dr. Peter Becker

Seán MacBride Peace Prize 2011

 Lina Ben Mhenni

Seán MacBride Peace Prize 2012

Nawal El Saadawi

Seán MacBride Peace Prize 2012

Chelsea Manning

Seán MacBride Peace Prize 2013

Colin Archer (IPB Secretary-General )

Seán MacBride Peace Prize 2016

Noam Chomsky

Seán MacBride Peace Prize 2017

Jeremy Corbyn

Seán MacBride Peace Prize 2017

AHDR

Seán MacBride Peace Prize 2018

Helena Maleno

Seán MacBride Peace Prize 2018

Douglas Roche

Seán MacBride Peace Prize 2018

Bruce Kent

Seán MacBride Peace Prize 2019

Elayne Whyte Gómez

Seán MacBride Peace Prize 2019

Black Lives Matter

Seán MacBride Peace Prize 2020

Seán MacBride Peace Prize Awardee (2021 ~ 2030)

Alexander Kmentt

Seán MacBride Peace Prize 2021

AAPP

Seán MacBride Peace Prize 2021

Hiroshi "Taka" Takakusaki

Seán MacBride Peace Prize 2022

Asya Maruket

Seán MacBride Peace Prize 2022

Yurii Sheliazhenko

Seán MacBride Peace Prize 2022

Fred Lubang

Seán MacBride Peace Prize 2022