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Felix Houphouet-Boigny Peace Prize

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The Félix Houphouët-Boigny Peace Prize was created in 1989 to honour individuals or public and private bodies or institutions that have made a significant contribution to promoting, seeking, safeguarding or maintaining peace in conformity with the United Nations’ Charter and the Constitution of UNESCO.

The Félix Houphouët-Boigny Peace Prize is one of the UN’s most prestigious awards, honouring people or organisations for their contribution to peace.

The creation of the Prize provided an opportunity for UNESCO to reaffirm and profile its commitment to peace and dialogue between cultures and civilizations. Nelson Mandela and Frederik W. De Klerk were the first to receive the award in 1991.

An international jury of eminent public figures, recognised for their own roles in promoting peace, appoints the winners of the award.

The current laureate is Abiy Ahmed Ali, Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (2019).

🗝️   KEY INFO

Make sure you read the important information below before you apply for this prize. You must apply through the UK National Commission for UNESCO. Expressions of interest are welcome.

STATUS

#Closed for applications

UKNC DEADLINE

28 January 2019

UNESCO DEADLINE

28 February 2019

WHO CAN APPLY

Individuals, institutions

ORIGIN

UNESCO

ESTABLISHED

1989

RENEWAL DATE

AWARD

Award

ROTATION

NEXT CALL DUE

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‘Since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the defences of peace must be constructed.’

Preamble to UNESCO’s Constitution

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