Giuseppe Motta Medal

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Giuseppe Motta Medal is presented annually since 2004 by the Geneva Institute for Democracy and Development to the people from any country or region of the world for exceptional achievement in the promotion of peace and democracy, human rights and sustainable development. The prize commemorates Giuseppe Motta (1871–1940), a Swiss politician, five-time President of the Swiss Confederation, President of the League of Nations Assembly and member of the Swiss Federal Council.[1]

Three medals are awarded annually according to nominations:

  • Support for peace and democracy
  • Protection of human rights
  • Work to achieve sustainable development[2]

Medal winners[edit]

Year Support for peace and democracy Protection of human rights Work to achieve sustainable development
2004 Arthur Simon Elena Bonner Geoffrey Ballard
2005 Violeta Chamorro Kim Seong Min Jonathon Porritt
2006 Nelson Mandela Alirio Uribe Muñoz Joan Bavaria
2007 Vicente Fox Quesada Desmond Tutu James Harris Simons
2008 Václav Havel Solange Pierre Yuichi Fujii
2009 Martin C.M. Lee Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian Al Gore
2010 Richard von Weizsäcker Liu Xiaobo Charles G. Koch
2011 José Maria Gil-Robles Gil-Delgado Nasrin Sotoudeh Ernesto Bertarelli
2012 Soon Ok Lee Abel Barrera Hernández Richard Branson
2013 Aung San Suu Kyi Guillermo Fariñas Alessandro Carlucci

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