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United Nation Peace Medal

United Nation Peace Medal

"United Nations Peace Medal" awarded by the United Nations. However, the United Nations does recognize and honor individuals and organizations for their efforts in promoting peace, humanitarianism, and other significant contributions to global well-being. First made by Franklin Mint in 1971, a new design is produced annually, with limited editions offered for sale in gold, silver, and bronze. Gold medals may be formally presented by UN officials as a diplomatic gift to heads of state, former UN Secretaries-General, and dignitaries visiting the UN Headquarters.

SlName CountryFlagYearAward Name
1Alfred WordenUnited States1971By U Thant to Apollo 15 astronauts. First recipients.
2David ScottUnited States1971By U Thant for composing the music and text of a "Hymn to the United Nations"
3James IrwinUnited States1971
4Pau CasalsSpain1971In presenting the medal, UN Secretary General Kurt Waldheim spoke of Selassie's support for UN principles and of his contribution to promote international peace and understanding. Selassie is the first Head of State to receive the medal.
5 W. H. AudenUnited States1971
6Norman CousinsUnited States1971
7Emperor Haile Selassie IEthopia1972
8Kathleen D'Olier CourtneyUnited Kingdom1972
9Dixy Lee RayUnited States1973"for his significant contribution to international peace"
10Ada NorrisAustralia1975"in recognition of his considerable and fruitful activities in favor of universal peace and people's security"
11Carl XVI Gustaf of SwedenSweden1976
12King Khalid of Saudi ArabiaSoudi Arab1977For a record entitled “Music for UNICEF”, the proceeds of which were donated to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
13Leonid BrezhnevRussia1977
14Obert C. TannerUnited States1978By Kurt Waldheim. Chair of the UNESCO international commission for peace.
15Bee Gees1978For his work on the World Fertility Survey
16Nobusuke KishiJapan1979
17Estefania Aldaba-LimPhilippinis1979By Javier Pérez de Cuéllar to his predecessor as Secretary-General
18Maurice KendallUnited Kingdom1980
19Carlos RomuloPhilippinis1981By Javier Pérez de Cuéllar after a screening of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial at the UN.
20Kurt WaldheimAustralia1982the President Soka Gakkai International and Honorary President of Soka Gakkai.
21Ry?ichi SasakawaJapan1982By Javier Pérez de Cuéllar to the administrative head of Brahma Kumaris at a conference of NGOs.
22Steven SpielbergUnited States1982
23Daisaku IkedaJapan1983By Javier Perez de Cuellar for contributions to the United Nations in Canada and abroad.
24Dadi PrakashmaniIndia1984By Phyllis Kraminsky in Washington, D.C., for producing We Are The World
25Jiddu KrishnamurtiIndia1985
26Firdaus KharasCanada1985For his "extraordinary efforts to promote peace, dialogue, and free elections in several critical parts of the world".
27Ken KragenUnited States1985By Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, for his anti-apartheid activism
28Eric BogleScotland1986By Boutros Boutros-Ghali to his predecessor as Secretary-General
29Allen WeinsteinUnited States1986Germany honors "Mama Africa" for her Human Rights Engagement
30Bill CosbyUnited States1987For a solo concert at Carnegie Hall to fund scholarships for descendants of United Nations Command veterans of the Korean War
31Javier Pérez de CuéllarPeru1992By Boutros Boutros-Ghali to his predecessor as Secretary-General
32Miriam MakebaSouth Africa2001Germany honors "Mama Africa" for her Human Rights Engagement
33Lim Hyung-jooSouth Korea2010For a solo concert at Carnegie Hall to fund scholarships for descendants of United Nations Command veterans of the Korean War

United Nation Peace Medal Awardee (1971 ~ 1980)

Alfred Worden

United Nation Peace Medal 1971

David Scott

United Nation Peace Medal 1971

James Irwin

United Nation Peace Medal 1971

Ramakrishna Mission

Gandhi Peace Prize 1998

Linus C. Pauling

Gandhi Peace Prize 1999

James Paul Warburg

Gandhi Peace Prize 2000

Grameen Bank

Gandhi Peace Prize 2000

John Hume

Gandhi Peace Prize 2001

Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan

Gandhi Peace Prize 2002

Václav Havel

Gandhi Peace Prize 2003

Coretta Scott King

Gandhi Peace Prize 2004

Desmond Tutu

Gandhi Peace Prize 2005

United Nation Peace Medal Awardee (1981 ~ 1990)

Pau Casals

United Nation Peace Medal 1971

 W. H. Auden

United Nation Peace Medal 1971

Norman Cousins

United Nation Peace Medal 1971

Emperor Haile Selassie I

United Nation Peace Medal 1972

Kathleen D'Olier Courtney

United Nation Peace Medal 1972

Dixy Lee Ray

United Nation Peace Medal 1973

Ada Norris

United Nation Peace Medal 1975

Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden

United Nation Peace Medal 1976

King Khalid of Saudi Arabia

United Nation Peace Medal 1977

Leonid Brezhnev

United Nation Peace Medal 1977

Obert C. Tanner

United Nation Peace Medal 1978

Bee Gees

United Nation Peace Medal 1978

Nobusuke Kishi

United Nation Peace Medal 1979

Estefania Aldaba-Lim

United Nation Peace Medal 1979

Maurice Kendall

United Nation Peace Medal 1980

Carlos Romulo

United Nation Peace Medal 1981

Kurt Waldheim

United Nation Peace Medal 1982

Ryōichi Sasakawa

United Nation Peace Medal 1982

Steven Spielberg

United Nation Peace Medal 1982

Daisaku Ikeda

United Nation Peace Medal 1983

Dadi Prakashmani

United Nation Peace Medal 1984

Jiddu Krishnamurti

United Nation Peace Medal 1985

Firdaus Kharas

United Nation Peace Medal 1985

Ken Kragen

United Nation Peace Medal 1985

Eric Bogle

United Nation Peace Medal 1986

Allen Weinstein

United Nation Peace Medal 1986

Bill Cosby

United Nation Peace Medal 1987

Javier Pérez de Cuéllar

United Nation Peace Medal 1986

United Nation Peace Medal Awardee (2001 ~ 2010)

Miriam Makeba

United Nation Peace Medal 2001

Lim Hyung-joo

United Nation Peace Medal 2001