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WORLD PEACE COUNCIL

World Peace Council Prizes

World Peace Council Prizes

The World Peace Council (WPC), a pro-Soviet non-governmental organization, has awarded a number of prizes, beginning in 1950. These have been awarded to individuals, organisations, peoples. The awards include: International Peace Prize established at the first World Congress of Peace held in April 1949, in Paris. The original 1949 regulations envisaged prizes for art, literature, film, or industrial work which advanced the cause of peace among nations. In 1951, the WPC recategorised three distinct awards: International Peace Prize, last awarded in 1957. Honorary International Peace Prize, for posthumous award. Medal of Peace, renamed in 1959 the Joliot-Curie Medal of Peace, in honour of Frédéric Joliot-Curie, who led the WPC till his death in 1958. This medal has been awarded in silver, but the highest WPC honour is the gold medal. Ho Chi Minh Award, a leadership award established in honour of Ho Chi Minh (not to be confused with the Ho Chi Minh Prizes awarded by the Vietnamese government). Amilcar Cabral Award, established in 1973 in honour of Amílcar Cabral, for contributions to "the struggle against imperialism and colonialism". (The Cape Verde and Guinea-Bissau governments also award Amilcar Cabral prizes.)

SlName CountryFlag YearAwarded For
167P. J. PattersonJamaica?for peace among nations
166Daniel OrtegaNicaragua1989for peace among nations
165Pimen I of MoscowSoviet Union1988for peace among nations
164Julius NyerereTanzania1988for peace among nations
163BratislavaCzechoslovakia1986for peace among nations
162Sam NujomaNamibia1986for peace among nations
161African National CongressSouth Africa1986Accepted by Oliver Tambo.
160James E. JacksonUnited States1985for peace among nations
159Yusuf Maitama SuleNigeria1983Chairman of the UN Special Committee against Apartheid
158Enuga Sreenivasulu ReddyIndia1983Director of the UN Centre against Apartheid
157Líber SeregniUruguay1981for peace among nations
156Sandinista National Liberation FrontNicaragua1981for peace among nations
155Federico Sotolongo GuerraCuba1980for peace among nations
154Yasser ArafatPalestine1980for peace among nations
153Heng SamrinKampuchea1980for peace among nations
152Michael ManleyJamaica1979for peace among nations
151Laos President SouphanouvongLaos1979for peace among nations
150Mengistu Haile MariamEthiopia1978for peace among nations
149Nicolae Ceau?escuRomania1977The award was delayed by Soviet objections, but pushed through by Indira Gandhi.
148World Marxist ReviewCzechoslovakia1977for peace among nations
147VietnamVietnam1977Presented to Nguy?n H?u Th?. The Vietnamese government had earlier awarded the WPC its Friendship Order.
146Samora MachelMozambique1976for peace among nations
145Leonid BrezhnevSoviet Union1975Considered a riposte to Andrei Sakharov's 1975 Nobel Peace Prize.
144United Nations Special Committee on DecolonisationInternational1975for peace among nations
143United Nations Special Committee against ApartheidInternational1975for peace among nations
142Government of South VietnamVietnam Rep1975for peace among nations
141Government of North VietnamVietnam DR1975for peace among nations
140Makarios IIICyprus1975for peace among nations
139Yasser ArafatPalestine1975for peace among nations
138Urho KekkonenFinland1975for peace among nations
137Edward GierekPoland1974for peace among nations
136Sheikh Mujibur RahmanBangladesh1973For his contribution to the establishment of world peace.
135Raymond GoorBelgium1973for peace among nations
134"the people of Lao fighting for independence and freedom"Laos1972for peace among nations
133Organization of African UnityInternational1972for peace among nations
132Coalition for Peace and JusticeUnited States1972for peace among nations
131Salvador AllendeChile1972for peace among nations
130Gamal Abdel NasserEgypt1972Posthumous award.
129Yumjaagiin TsedenbalMongolia1972for peace among nations
128Fidel CastroCuba1972for peace among nations
127Amílcar CabralGuinea-Bissau / Cape Verde1972for peace among nations
126Auschwitz-Birkenau State MuseumPoland1971for peace among nations
125Martin Luther King Jr.United States1971Posthumous award, accepted by Ralph Abernathy of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.
124Jawaharlal NehruIndia1970Posthumous award.
123Hugo PescePeru1969Posthumous award.
122Denis Nowell PrittUnited Kingdom1969for peace among nations
121Dondogiyn TsevegmidMongolia1969for peace among nations
120György LukácsHungary1969for peace among nations
119Pablo NerudaChile1968for peace among nations
118Juan Marinello VidaurretaCuba1966for peace among nations
117Agostinho NetoAngola1966for peace among nations
116Valentina TereshkovaSoviet Union1966for peace among nations
115Eric Henry Stoneley BurhopAustralia1965for peace among nations
114Francis John HartleyAustralia1965for peace among nations
113Shafi Ahmed el SheikhSudan1965for peace among nations
112Khaled Mohi El DinEgypt1965for peace among nations
111Jaros?aw IwaszkiewiczPoland1964for peace among nations
110Nelson MandelaSouth Africa1964for peace among nations
109NagasakiJapan1964for peace among nations
108HiroshimaJapan1964for peace among nations
107Mikhail KotovSoviet Union1964for peace among nations
106Viktor ChkhikvadzeSoviet Union1964for peace among nations
105Wanda WasilewskaSoviet Union / Poland1964for peace among nations
104Jean BoulierFrance1964for peace among nations
103José R. GabaldónVenezuela1964for peace among nations
102Alberto T. CasellaArgentina1964for peace among nations
101Yiangos PotamitisCyprus1964for peace among nations
100Stanis?aw Kulczy?skiPoland1964for peace among nations
99Hewlett JohnsonUnited Kingdom1964for peace among nations
98Wilhelm ElfesGermany1964for peace among nations
97Alfred WeberGermany1964for peace among nations
96Walter FriedrichGermany1964for peace among nations
95Ferdinando TargettiItaly1964for peace among nations
94Árpád SzakasitsHungary1964Marking his 75th birthday.
93Ahmed BoumendjelAlgeria1964Posthumous award.
92Tawfiq MunirIraq1964Posthumous award.
91Julián GrimauSpain1964Posthumous award.
90Jaramogi Oginga OdingaKenya1963for peace among nations
89Gregoris LambrakisGreece1963Posthumous award
88Manolis GlezosGreece1963for peace among nations
87Lazaro CardenasMexico?for peace among nations
86Dmitri SkobeltsynSoviet Union?for peace among nations
85Nicolai GribachovSoviet Union?for peace among nations
84Political prisoners in Francoist SpainSpain?for peace among nations
83World Federation of Democratic YouthInternational1961for peace among nations
82Eugénie CottonFrance1961Marking her 80th birthday.
81Ilya EhrenburgSoviet Union1961Marking his 70th birthday.
80Nikita KhrushchevSoviet Union1960for peace among nations
79Erich KompallaGermany1960for peace among nations
78Johannes OberhofGermany1960for peace among nations
77Gustav TiefesGermany1960for peace among nations
76Gerhard WohlrathGermany1960for peace among nations
75Erwin EckertGermany1960for peace among nations
74Edith Höreth-MengeGermany1960for peace among nations
73Walter DiehlGermany1960for peace among nations
72Ferdinando TargettiItaly1960for peace among nations
71Juan Marinello VidaurretaCuba1959for peace among nations
70Pyotr KapitsaSoviet Union1959for peace among nations
69R. K. AggarwalIndia1959for peace among nations
68Bill MorrowAustralia1959for peace among nations
67Igor KurchatovSoviet Union1959for peace among nations
66Katharine Susannah PrichardAustralia1959for peace among nations
65Aleksandr V. TopchievSoviet Union?for peace among nations
64Trofim LysenkoSoviet Union1959for peace among nations
63Konstantin FedinSoviet Union1959for peace among nations
62Yevgeny ZhukovSoviet Union1959for peace among nations
61Alexei AdzhubeiSoviet Union1959for peace among nations
60Eva SandersonCanada1959for peace among nations
59Olga Poblete de EspinosaChile1959for peace among nations
58George HannaLebanon1959for peace among nations
57Zaharia StancuRomania1959for peace among nations
56Boris PolevoySoviet Union1959for peace among nations
55Czechoslovak Peace CommitteeCzechoslovakia1959for peace among nations
54Mouvement de la PaixFrance1959for peace among nations
53Afro-Asian People's Solidarity OrganisationInternational1959for peace among nations
52Tristao de Braganza CunhaIndia1959Posthumous award
51Manolis GlezosGreece1959for peace among nations
50Guo MoruoChina PR1957for peace among nations
49Bertrand RussellUnited Kingdom1957Refused award.
48Nikos KazantzakisGreece1956for peace among nations
47Qi BaishiChina PR1956for peace among nations
46William Howard MelishUnited States1956for peace among nations
45Irène Joliot-CurieFrance1956Posthumous award
44Josué de CastroBrazil1955for peace among nations
43Cesare ZavattiniItaly1955for peace among nations
42Joris IvensNetherlands1955for peace among nations
41Édouard HerriotFrance1955for peace among nations
40Béla BartókHungary1955Posthumous award
39Dmitri ShostakovichSoviet Union1954for peace among nations
38Charlie ChaplinUnited Kingdom1954for peace among nations
37Wäinö AaltonenFinland1953For statue entitled "Peace".
36Luis Carlos PérezColombia1953for peace among nations
35Carlos Augusto LeónVenezuela1953for peace among nations
34S. CsorvásRomania1953For sculpture "Korean partisans"
33Jean SalandreFrance1953for peace among nations
32Bozorg AlaviIran1953for peace among nations
31Iri MarukiJapan1953For Hiroshima panels
30Toshiko AkamatsuJapan1953For Hiroshima panels
29Maria Rosa OliverArgentina1953for peace among nations
28Cláudio SantoroBrazil1953For his orchestral work Canto de Amor e Paz.
27James AldridgeAustralia1953For his novel The Diplomat.
26Vít?zslav NezvalCzechoslovakia1953for peace among nations
25Jean EffelFrance1953for peace among nations
24Jeanne SternGermany DR1953For co-writing Das verurteilte Dorf ("The condemned village").
23Kurt SternGermany DR1953For co-writing Das verurteilte Dorf ("The condemned village").
22Martin HellbergGermany DR1953For directing Das verurteilte Dorf ("The condemned village").
21Halldór LaxnessIceland1953for peace among nations
20Paul ÉluardFrance1953for peace among nations
19W.E.B. Du BoisUnited States1953Won the Lenin Peace Prize in 1959.
18Mulk Raj AnandIndia1953for peace among nations
17Leopoldo MéndezMexico1953Member of the Comite por la Paz Mexicano
16Nikola VaptsarovBulgaria1953Posthumous award.
15WarsawPoland1950An exceptional award to the city as "a symbol of peaceful restoration".
14Iunost' mira (Юность мира, "Youth of the World")Soviet Union / Hungary1950Documentary about the 1949 World Youth Festival in Budapest.
13Al-TariqLebanon1950Journal.
12Louis DaquinFrance1950for peace among nations
11Václav DobiašCzechoslovakia1950for peace among nations
10Renato GuttusoItaly1950for peace among nations
9Mihail SadoveanuRomania1950for peace among nations
8Jean-Richard BlochFrance1950for peace among nations
7Candido PortinariBrazil1950for peace among nations
6Wanda JakubowskaPoland1950For her 1948 film Ostatni etap ("The Last Stage")
5Nâzım HikmetTurkey1950for peace among nations
4Paul RobesonUnited States1950for peace among nations
3Pablo NerudaChile1950for peace among nations
2Pablo PicassoSpain1950for peace among nations
1Julius FučíkCzechoslovakia1950Posthumous.

World Peace Council Prizes Laureates (1990 ~ 1974)

P. J. Patterson

World Peace Council Prizes 1989

Daniel Ortega

World Peace Council Prizes 1989

Pimen I of Moscow

World Peace Council Prizes 1988

Julius Nyerere

World Peace Council Prizes 1988

Bratislava

World Peace Council Prizes 1986

Sam Nujoma

World Peace Council Prizes 1986

African National Congress

World Peace Council Prizes 1986

James E. Jackson

World Peace Council Prizes 1985

Yusuf Maitama Sule

World Peace Council Prizes 1983

Enuga Sreenivasulu Reddy

World Peace Council Prizes 1983

Líber Seregni

World Peace Council Prizes 1981

Sandinista National Liberation Front

World Peace Council Prizes 1981

Federico Sotolongo Guerra

World Peace Council Prizes 1980

Yasser Arafat

World Peace Council Prizes 1980

Heng Samrin

World Peace Council Prizes 1980

Michael Manley

World Peace Council Prizes 1979

Souphanouvong

World Peace Council Prizes 1979

Mengistu Haile Mariam

World Peace Council Prizes 1978

Nicolae Ceauşescu

World Peace Council Prizes 1977

World Marxist Review

World Peace Council Prizes 1977

Vietnam

World Peace Council Prizes 1977

Samora Machel

World Peace Council Prizes 1976

Leonid Brezhnev

World Peace Council Prizes 1975

UN Special Committee on Decolonisation

World Peace Council Prizes 1975

Government of South Vietnam

World Peace Council Prizes 1975

Government of North Vietnam

World Peace Council Prizes 1975

Makarios III

World Peace Council Prizes 1975

Yasser Arafat

World Peace Council Prizes 1975

Urho Kekkonen

World Peace Council Prizes 1975

Edward Gierek

World Peace Council Prizes 1974

World Peace Council Prizes Laureates (1973 ~ 1965)

Sheikh Mujibur Rahman

World Peace Council Prizes 1973

Raymond Goor

World Peace Council Prizes 1973

Organization of African Unity

World Peace Council Prizes 1972

Coalition for Peace and Justice

World Peace Council Prizes 1972

Salvador Allende

World Peace Council Prizes 1972

Gamal Abdel Nasser

World Peace Council Prizes 1972

Yumjaagiin Tsedenbal

World Peace Council Prizes 1972

Fidel Castro

World Peace Council Prizes 1972

Amílcar Cabral

World Peace Council Prizes 1972

Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum

World Peace Council Prizes 1971

Martin Luther King Jr.

World Peace Council Prizes 1971

Jawaharlal Nehru

World Peace Council Prizes 1970

Hugo Pesce

World Peace Council Prizes 1969

Denis Nowell Pritt

World Peace Council Prizes 1969

Dondogiyn Tsevegmid

World Peace Council Prizes 1969

György Lukács

World Peace Council Prizes 1969

Pablo Neruda

World Peace Council Prizes 1968

Juan Marinello Vidaurreta

World Peace Council Prizes 1966

Agostinho Neto

World Peace Council Prizes 1966

Valentina Tereshkova

World Peace Council Prizes 1966

Eric Henry Stoneley Burhop

World Peace Council Prizes 1965

Francis John Hartley

World Peace Council Prizes 1965

Shafi Ahmed el Sheikh

World Peace Council Prizes 1965

Khaled Mohi El Din

World Peace Council Prizes 1965

World Peace Council Prizes Laureates (1964 ~ 1960)

Jarosław Iwaszkiewicz

World Peace Council Prizes 1964

Nelson Mandela

World Peace Council Prizes 1964

Nagasaki

World Peace Council Prizes 1964

Hiroshima

World Peace Council Prizes 1964

Mikhail Kotov

World Peace Council Prizes 1964

Viktor Chkhikvadze

World Peace Council Prizes 1964

Wanda Wasilewska

World Peace Council Prizes 1964

Jean Boulier

World Peace Council Prizes 1964

José R. Gabaldón

World Peace Council Prizes 1964

Alberto T. Casella

World Peace Council Prizes 1964

Yiangos Potamitis

World Peace Council Prizes 1964

Stanisław Kulczyński

World Peace Council Prizes 1964

Hewlett Johnson

World Peace Council Prizes 1964

Wilhelm Elfes

World Peace Council Prizes 1964

Alfred Weber

World Peace Council Prizes 1964

Walter Friedrich

World Peace Council Prizes 1964

Ferdinando Targetti

World Peace Council Prizes 1964

Árpád Szakasits

World Peace Council Prizes 1964

Ahmed Boumendjel

World Peace Council Prizes 1964

Tawfiq Munir

World Peace Council Prizes 1964

Julián Grimau

World Peace Council Prizes 1964

Jaramogi Oginga Odinga

World Peace Council Prizes 1963

Gregoris Lambrakis

World Peace Council Prizes 1963

Manolis Glezos

World Peace Council Prizes 1963

Lazaro Cardenas

World Peace Council Prizes 1961

Dmitri Skobeltsyn

World Peace Council Prizes 1961

Nicolai Gribachov

World Peace Council Prizes 1961

Political prisoners in Francoist Spain

World Peace Council Prizes 1961

World Federation of Democratic Youth

World Peace Council Prizes 1961

Eugénie Cotton

World Peace Council Prizes 1961

Ilya Ehrenburg

World Peace Council Prizes 1961

Nikita Khrushchev

World Peace Council Prizes 1960

Erich Kompalla

World Peace Council Prizes 1960

Johannes Oberhof

World Peace Council Prizes 1960

Gustav Tiefes

World Peace Council Prizes 1960

Gerhard Wohlrath

World Peace Council Prizes 1960

Erwin Eckert

World Peace Council Prizes 1960

Edith Höreth-Menge

World Peace Council Prizes 1960

Walter Diehl

World Peace Council Prizes 1960

Ferdinando Targetti

World Peace Council Prizes 1960

World Peace Council Prizes Laureates (1959 ~ 1956)

Juan Marinello Vidaurreta

World Peace Council Prizes 1959

Pyotr Kapitsa

World Peace Council Prizes 1959

R. K. Aggarwal

World Peace Council Prizes 1959

Bill Morrow

World Peace Council Prizes 1959

Igor Kurchatov

World Peace Council Prizes 1959

Katharine Susannah Prichard

World Peace Council Prizes 1959

Aleksandr V. Topchiev

World Peace Council Prizes 1959

Trofim Lysenko

World Peace Council Prizes 1959

Konstantin Fedin

World Peace Council Prizes 1959

Yevgeny Zhukov

World Peace Council Prizes 1959

Alexei Adzhubei

World Peace Council Prizes 1959

Eva Sanderson

World Peace Council Prizes 1959

Olga Poblete de Espinosa

World Peace Council Prizes 1959

George Hanna

World Peace Council Prizes 1959

Zaharia Stancu

World Peace Council Prizes 1959

Boris Polevoy

World Peace Council Prizes 1959

Czechoslovak Peace Committee

World Peace Council Prizes 1959

Mouvement de la Paix

World Peace Council Prizes 1959

Tristao de Braganza Cunha

World Peace Council Prizes 1959

Manolis Glezos

World Peace Council Prizes 1959

Guo Moruo

World Peace Council Prizes 1957

Bertrand Russell

World Peace Council Prizes 1957

Nikos Kazantzakis

World Peace Council Prizes 1956