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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, and places. Typically, several winners would be voted at one WPC congress; these, or their representative, would receive their prize at a later congress, or from a WPC delegation. Extra prizes were awarded in 1959 and 1964, to mark the WPC's 10th and 15th anniversaries. 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.) The WPC was allied with the Soviet Union and followed its foreign policy line during the Cold War. Some recipients of its prizes have also won the Lenin Peace Prize, a separate prize awarded by a panel appointed by the Soviet government.

SlName CountryFlagYearAwarded For
1Niels BohrDenmark1957development and application of peaceful nuclear technology
2George C. de HevesyHungary1958development and application of peaceful nuclear technology
3Leó SzilárdHungary1959development and application of peaceful nuclear technology
4Eugene Paul WignerHungary1959development and application of peaceful nuclear technology
5Alvin M. WeinbergUnited States1960development and application of peaceful nuclear technology
6Walter Henry ZinnCanada1960development and application of peaceful nuclear technology
7Sir John CockcroftUnited Kingdom1961development and application of peaceful nuclear technology
8Edwin M. McMillanUnited States1963development and application of peaceful nuclear technology
9Vladimir I. VekslerRussia1963development and application of peaceful nuclear technology
10Isidor I. RabiUnited States1967development and application of peaceful nuclear technology
11W. Bennett LewisCanada1967development and application of peaceful nuclear technology
12Bertrand GoldschmidtFrance1967development and application of peaceful nuclear technology
13Sigvard EklundSweden1968development and application of peaceful nuclear technology
14Abdus SalamPakistan1968development and application of peaceful nuclear technology
15Henry DeWolf SmythUnited States1968development and application of peaceful nuclear technology
16Aage BohDenmark1969development and application of peaceful nuclear technology
17Ben Roy MottelsonUnited States1969development and application of peaceful nuclear technology
18Floyd L. Culler, Jr.United States1969development and application of peaceful nuclear technology
19Henry KaplanUnited States1969development and application of peaceful nuclear technology
20Anthony L. TurkevichUnited States1969development and application of peaceful nuclear technology
21Mikhail IoffeRussia1969development and application of peaceful nuclear technology
22Compton A. RennieEngland1969development and application of peaceful nuclear technology
23Dwight D. EisenhowerUnited States1969development and application of peaceful nuclear technology

World Peace Council Prizes (1950 ~ 1952)

Julius Fučík

World Peace Council Prizes 1950

Pablo Picasso

World Peace Council Prizes 1950

Pablo Neruda

World Peace Council Prizes 1950

Paul Robeson

World Peace Council Prizes 1950

Nâzım Hikmet

World Peace Council Prizes 1950

Wanda Jakubowska

World Peace Council Prizes 1950

Candido Portinari

World Peace Council Prizes 1950

Jean-Richard Bloch

World Peace Council Prizes 1950

Mihail Sadoveanu

World Peace Council Prizes 1950

Renato Guttuso

World Peace Council Prizes 1950

Václav Dobiaš

World Peace Council Prizes 1950

Louis Daquin

World Peace Council Prizes 1950

Al-Tariq

World Peace Council Prizes 1950

Warsaw

World Peace Council Prizes 1950

World Peace Council Prizes (1953 ~ 1955)

Nikola Vaptsarov

World Peace Council Prizes 1953

Leopoldo Méndez

World Peace Council Prizes 1953

Mulk Raj Anand

World Peace Council Prizes 1953

W.E.B. Du Bois

World Peace Council Prizes 1953

Paul Éluard

World Peace Council Prizes 1953

Halldór Laxness

World Peace Council Prizes 1953

Martin Hellberg

World Peace Council Prizes 1953

Kurt Stern

World Peace Council Prizes 1953

Jeanne Stern

World Peace Council Prizes 1953

Jean Effel

World Peace Council Prizes 1953

Vítězslav Nezval

World Peace Council Prizes 1953

James Aldridge

World Peace Council Prizes 1953

Cláudio Santoro

World Peace Council Prizes 1953

Maria Rosa Oliver

World Peace Council Prizes 1953

Toshiko Akamatsu

World Peace Council Prizes 1953

Iri Maruki

World Peace Council Prizes 1953

Bozorg Alavi

World Peace Council Prizes 1953

Jean Salandre

World Peace Council Prizes 1953

S. Csorvás

World Peace Council Prizes 1953

Carlos Augusto León

World Peace Council Prizes 1953

Luis Carlos Pérez

World Peace Council Prizes 1953

Wäinö Aaltonen

World Peace Council Prizes 1953

Charlie Chaplin

World Peace Council Prizes 1954

Dmitri Shostakovich

World Peace Council Prizes 1954

Béla Bartók

World Peace Council Prizes 1955

Édouard Herriot

World Peace Council Prizes 1955

Joris Ivens

World Peace Council Prizes 1955

Cesare Zavattini

World Peace Council Prizes 1955

Josué de Castro

World Peace Council Prizes 1955

World Peace Council Prizes (1956 ~ 1959)

Irène Joliot-Curie

World Peace Council Prizes 1956

William Howard Melish

World Peace Council Prizes 1956

Qi Baishi

World Peace Council Prizes 1956

Nikos Kazantzakis

World Peace Council Prizes 1956

Bertrand Russell

World Peace Council Prizes 1957

Guo Moruo

World Peace Council Prizes 1957

Manolis Glezos

World Peace Council Prizes 1959

Tristao de Braganza Cunha

World Peace Council Prizes 1959

Mouvement de la Paix

World Peace Council Prizes 1959

Czechoslovak Peace Committee

World Peace Council Prizes 1959

Boris Polevoy

World Peace Council Prizes 1959

Zaharia Stancu

World Peace Council Prizes 1959

George Hanna

World Peace Council Prizes 1959

Olga Poblete de Espinosa

World Peace Council Prizes 1959

Eva Sanderson

World Peace Council Prizes 1959

Alexei Adzhubei

World Peace Council Prizes 1959

Yevgeny Zhukov

World Peace Council Prizes 1959

Konstantin Fedin

World Peace Council Prizes 1959

Trofim Lysenko

World Peace Council Prizes 1959

Aleksandr V. Topchiev

World Peace Council Prizes 1959

Katharine Susannah Prichard

World Peace Council Prizes 1959

Igor Kurchatov

World Peace Council Prizes 1959

Bill Morrow

World Peace Council Prizes 1959

R. K. Aggarwal

World Peace Council Prizes 1959

Pyotr Kapitsa

World Peace Council Prizes 1959

Juan Marinello Vidaurreta

World Peace Council Prizes 1959

World Peace Council Prizes (1960 ~ 1964)

Ferdinando Targetti

World Peace Council Prizes 1960

Walter Diehl

World Peace Council Prizes 1960

Edith Höreth-Menge

World Peace Council Prizes 1960

Erwin Eckert

World Peace Council Prizes 1960

Gerhard Wohlrath

World Peace Council Prizes 1960

Gustav Tiefes

World Peace Council Prizes 1960

Johannes Oberhof

World Peace Council Prizes 1960

Erich Kompalla

World Peace Council Prizes 1960

Nikita Khrushchev

World Peace Council Prizes 1960

Ilya Ehrenburg

World Peace Council Prizes 1961

Eugénie Cotton

World Peace Council Prizes 1961

World Federation of Democratic Youth

World Peace Council Prizes 1961

Political prisoners in Francoist Spain

World Peace Council Prizes 1961

Nicolai Gribachov

World Peace Council Prizes 1961

Dmitri Skobeltsyn

World Peace Council Prizes 1961

Lazaro Cardenas

World Peace Council Prizes 1961

Manolis Glezos

World Peace Council Prizes 1963

Gregoris Lambrakis

World Peace Council Prizes 1963

Jaramogi Oginga Odinga

World Peace Council Prizes 1963

Julián Grimau

World Peace Council Prizes 1964

Tawfiq Munir

World Peace Council Prizes 1964

Ahmed Boumendjel

World Peace Council Prizes 1964

Árpád Szakasits

World Peace Council Prizes 1964

Ferdinando Targetti

World Peace Council Prizes 1964

Walter Friedrich

World Peace Council Prizes 1964

Alfred Weber

World Peace Council Prizes 1964

Wilhelm Elfes

World Peace Council Prizes 1964

Hewlett Johnson

World Peace Council Prizes 1964

Stanisław Kulczyński

World Peace Council Prizes 1964

Yiangos Potamitis

World Peace Council Prizes 1964

Alberto T. Casella

World Peace Council Prizes 1964

José R. Gabaldón

World Peace Council Prizes 1964

Jean Boulier

World Peace Council Prizes 1964

Wanda Wasilewska

World Peace Council Prizes 1964

Viktor Chkhikvadze

World Peace Council Prizes 1964

Mikhail Kotov

World Peace Council Prizes 1964

Hiroshima

World Peace Council Prizes 1964

Nagasaki

World Peace Council Prizes 1964

Nelson Mandela

World Peace Council Prizes 1964

Jarosław Iwaszkiewicz

World Peace Council Prizes 1964

World Peace Council Prizes (1965 ~ 1973)

Khaled Mohi El Din

World Peace Council Prizes 1965

Shafi Ahmed el Sheikh

World Peace Council Prizes 1965

Francis John Hartley

World Peace Council Prizes 1965

Eric Henry Stoneley Burhop

World Peace Council Prizes 1965

Valentina Tereshkova

World Peace Council Prizes 1966

Agostinho Neto

World Peace Council Prizes 1966

Juan Marinello Vidaurreta

World Peace Council Prizes 1966

Pablo Neruda

World Peace Council Prizes 1968

György Lukács

World Peace Council Prizes 1969

Dondogiyn Tsevegmid

World Peace Council Prizes 1969

Denis Nowell Pritt

World Peace Council Prizes 1969

Hugo Pesce

World Peace Council Prizes 1969

Jawaharlal Nehru

World Peace Council Prizes 1970

Martin Luther King Jr.

World Peace Council Prizes 1971

Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum

World Peace Council Prizes 1971

Amílcar Cabral

World Peace Council Prizes 1972

Fidel Castro

World Peace Council Prizes 1972

Yumjaagiin Tsedenbal

World Peace Council Prizes 1972

Gamal Abdel Nasser

World Peace Council Prizes 1972

Salvador Allende

World Peace Council Prizes 1972

Coalition for Peace and Justice

World Peace Council Prizes 1972

Organization of African Unity

World Peace Council Prizes 1972