Seoul Peace Prize

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The Seoul Peace Prize was established in 1990 as a biennial recognition with monetary award to commemorate the success of the 24th Summer Olympic Games held in Seoul, Korea, an event in which 160 nations from across the world took part, creating harmony and friendship. The Seoul Peace Prize was established to reflect the wishes of the Korean people and to crystallize their desire for everlasting peace on earth. The nominating group consists of 300 Korean nationals, and 800 internationals. The awardee receives a diploma, a plaque and honorarium of US$200,000.

Past Seoul Peace Prize recipients have gone on to be nominated and awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, including Médecins Sans Frontières (1996 SPP, 1999 NPP) and Bangladeshi Dr. Muhammad Yunus (2006 SPP, 2006 NPP), the founder of Grameen Bank which pioneered the concept of microcredit for supporting innovators in multiple developing countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America, and also inspired programs such as the Infolady Social Entrepreneurship Programme[1][2][3] of Dnet (A Social Enterprise).


Year Recipient Country
1990 Juan Antonio Samaranch  Spain
1992 George Shultz  United States
1996 Médecins Sans Frontières   Switzerland
1998 Kofi Annan  Ghana
2000 Sadako Ogata  Japan
2002 Oxfam  United Kingdom
2004 Václav Havel  Czech Republic
2006 Muhammad Yunus  Bangladesh
2008 Abdul Sattar Edhi  Pakistan
2010 José Antonio Abreu  Venezuela
2012 Ban Ki-moon  South Korea
2014 Angela Merkel  Germany
2016 Denis Mukwege  Democratic Republic of the Congo
2018 Narendra Modi  India


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