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UNESCO Prize for Peace Education

UNESCO Prize for Peace Education

The UNESCO Prize for Peace Education was awarded annually beginning 1981. The main goal of UNESCO education prize was to encourage excellent effort in the drive to reach a better quality education. The prize endowed up to US$60,000 and honored extraordinary activities for peace education in the spirit of the UNESCO constitution. The prize was phased out in 2013. The main objective of UNESCO, to contribute to peace and security in the world by promoting collaboration among the nations through education, science, culture and communication, remains as relevant and necessary as ever. Despite the many efforts made by peace-makers, war, terrorism, violence, crime, intolerance and strife continue to afflict humanity. A lasting peace, based on humanity’s intellectual and moral solidarity, is still far from being reached.

SlName CountryFlagYearAwarded For
1Helena KekkonenFinland1981excellent effort in the drive to reach a better quality education.
2World Organization of the Scout MovementSwitzerland1981excellent effort in the drive to reach a better quality education.
3Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)Sweden1982excellent effort in the drive to reach a better quality education.
4Pax Christi InternationalFrance1983excellent effort in the drive to reach a better quality education.
5IPPNW (International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War)United States1984excellent effort in the drive to reach a better quality education.
6Indar Jit RikhyeIndia1985excellent effort in the drive to reach a better quality education.
7Georg-Eckert-Institut für Internationale SchulbuchforschungGermany1985excellent effort in the drive to reach a better quality education.
8Paulo FreireBrazil1986excellent effort in the drive to reach a better quality education.
9Laurence DeonnaSwitzerland1987excellent effort in the drive to reach a better quality education.
10"Servicio Paz y Justicia en America Latina"Latin AmericaCosta Rica 1987excellent effort in the drive to reach a better quality education.
11Frère RogerFrance1988excellent effort in the drive to reach a better quality education.
12Robert MullerFrance1989excellent effort in the drive to reach a better quality education.
13International Peace Research Association (IPRA)Belgium1989excellent effort in the drive to reach a better quality education.
14Rigoberta Menchú TumGuatemala 1990excellent effort in the drive to reach a better quality education.
15World Order Models Project (WOMP)United States 1990excellent effort in the drive to reach a better quality education.
16Ruth Leger SivardUnited States1991excellent effort in the drive to reach a better quality education.
17Cours Sainte Marie de HannSenegal1991excellent effort in the drive to reach a better quality education.
18Mother TeresaIndia1992excellent effort in the drive to reach a better quality education.
19Madeleine de VitsBelgium1993excellent effort in the drive to reach a better quality education.
20Graduate Institute of Peace Studies at Kyung Hee UniversitySouth Korea1993excellent effort in the drive to reach a better quality education.
21Prayudh PayuttoThailand1994excellent effort in the drive to reach a better quality education.
22Study Center for Peace and Conflict Resolution (Austria)Austria1995excellent effort in the drive to reach a better quality education.
23Chiara LubichItaly1996excellent effort in the drive to reach a better quality education.
24Francois GiraudFrance1997excellent effort in the drive to reach a better quality education.
25Educators for Peace and Mutual UnderstandingUkraine1998excellent effort in the drive to reach a better quality education.
26Fridtjof Nansen AcademyNorway1998excellent effort in the drive to reach a better quality education.
27World Court ProjectNew Zealand1998excellent effort in the drive to reach a better quality education.
28Ulpan Akiva Netanya Israel1998excellent effort in the drive to reach a better quality education.
29Asociación Madres de Plaza de Mayo, Buenos Aires,Argentina1999excellent effort in the drive to reach a better quality education.
30Verein für Friedenspädagogik, TübingenGermany1999excellent effort in the drive to reach a better quality education.
31Ms Irène DroletCanada1999excellent effort in the drive to reach a better quality education.
32Congregation of the Daughters of Mary-AuxiliatrixAngola1999excellent effort in the drive to reach a better quality education.
33Toh Swee-Hin (Australian Peace Educator)Australia2000excellent effort in the drive to reach a better quality education.
34Mr Pierre WeilFrance2000excellent effort in the drive to reach a better quality education.
35Ms Christiana Ayoka Mary ThorpeSierra Leone2000excellent effort in the drive to reach a better quality education.
36Middle East Children Association (MECA)United States2000excellent effort in the drive to reach a better quality education.
37Jewish-Arab Centre for Peace EducationIsrael 2001excellent effort in the drive to reach a better quality education.
38Bishop Nelson Onono OnwengUganda2001excellent effort in the drive to reach a better quality education.
39Ms Betty A. Reardon United States2001excellent effort in the drive to reach a better quality education.
40City Montessori SchoolIndia2002excellent effort in the drive to reach a better quality education.
41Emile Shoufani (Greek-Catholic Archimandrite in Nazareth)Israel2003excellent effort in the drive to reach a better quality education.
42 Christopher Gregory WeeramantrySri Lanka2006excellent effort in the drive to reach a better quality education.
43 Fundación para la ReconciliaciónColombia2006excellent effort in the drive to reach a better quality education.
44 Institute for Justice and ReconciliationSouth Africa2008excellent effort in the drive to reach a better quality education.

UNESCO Prize for Peace Education Awardee (1981 ~ 1990)

Helena Kekkonen

UNESCO Peace Education 1981

WOSM

UNESCO Peace Education 1981

SIPRI

UNESCO Peace Education 1982

Pax Christi International

UNESCO Peace Education 1983

IPPNW

UNESCO Peace Education 1984

Indar Jit Rikhye

UNESCO Peace Education 1985

GEI

UNESCO Peace Education 1985

Paulo Freire

UNESCO Peace Education 1986

Laurence Deonna

UNESCO Peace Education 1987

SERPAJ-AL

UNESCO Peace Education 1987

Frère Roger

UNESCO Peace Education 1988

Robert Muller

UNESCO Peace Education 1989

IPRA

UNESCO Peace Education 1989

Rigoberta Menchú Tum

UNESCO Peace Education 1990

World Order Models Project

UNESCO Peace Education 1990

UNESCO Prize for Peace Education Awardee (1991 ~ 2000)

Ruth Leger Sivard

UNESCO Peace Education 1991

Cours Sainte Marie de Hann

UNESCO Peace Education 1991

Mother Teresa

UNESCO Peace Education 1992

Madeleine de Vits

UNESCO Peace Education 1993

Kyung Hee University

UNESCO Peace Education 1993

Prayudh Payutto

UNESCO Peace Education 1994

Austrian Centre for Peace

UNESCO Peace Education 1995

Chiara Lubich

UNESCO Peace Education 1996

Francois Giraud

UNESCO Peace Education 1997

IRENEES

UNESCO Peace Education 1998

Fridtjof Nansen Academy

UNESCO Peace Education 1998

World Court Project

UNESCO Peace Education 1998

Ulpan Akiva Netanya 

UNESCO Peace Education 1998

Association for Peace Education

UNESCO Peace Education 1999

Irène Drolet

UNESCO Peace Education 1999

Daughters of Mary-Auxiliatrix

UNESCO Peace Education 1999

Toh Swee-Hin

UNESCO Peace Education 2000

Pierre Weil

UNESCO Peace Education 2000

Christiana Ayoka Mary Thorpe

UNESCO Peace Education 2000

Middle East Children Alliance

UNESCO Peace Education 2000

UNESCO Prize for Peace Education Awardee (2001 ~ 2010)

Givat Haviva

UNESCO Peace Education 2001

Bishop Nelson Onono Onweng

UNESCO Peace Education 2001

Betty A. Reardon

UNESCO Peace Education 2001

City Montessori School

UNESCO Peace Education 2002

Emile Shoufani

UNESCO Peace Education 2003

Yolande Mukagasana

UNESCO Peace Education 2003

Christopher Gregory Weeramantry

UNESCO Peace Education 2006

IJR

UNESCO Peace Education 2008