International Peace Prizes

International Peace Prizes

 

established at the First World Peace Congress in April 1949. The prizes are awarded by the World Peace Council to men and women in science, culture, and the arts for the best literary and art works, scientific work, and motion pictures that contribute to the strengthening of peace among nations. The rules for awarding the prizes were approved at the second session of the Permanent Committee of the World Congress of Partisans of Peace in Rome on Oct. 28-31, 1949. In 1951 the World Peace Council established three types of prizes: the Distinguished International Peace Prize; the International Peace Prize, which has not been awarded since 1957; and the Gold Peace Medal, renamed the Joliot-Curie Gold Peace Medal in 1959.

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He said: "The past two years saw the Board of Trustees taking a number of important decisions such as the formation of a benchmarking taskforce for the peace awards and seconding official delegations to participate in international peace prizes with the aim of exploring best practices that could be factored into the three-year strategic plan.
We have already studied and participated in a number of international peace prizes, let alone seeking expertise from the Noble Prize committee, and the United Nations, as part of a three-year strategic plan," he added.

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