United Nations Peace Medal

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The United Nations Peace Medal is a commemorative medal produced by the United Nations to promote peace. First made by Franklin Mint in 1971,[1] a new design is produced annually, with limited editions offered for sale in gold, silver, and bronze.[2] Gold medals may be formally presented by UN officials as a diplomatic gift to heads of state, former UN Secretaries-General, and dignitaries visiting the UN Headquarters.[3][4]

Recipients of the United Nations Peace Medal
Date Name(s) Notes Refs
24 August 1971 Alfred Worden, David Scott, and James Irwin By U Thant to Apollo 15 astronauts. First recipients. [1][5]
24 October 1971 Pablo Casals and W. H. Auden By U Thant for composing the music and text of a "Hymn to the United Nations" [6]
1971 Norman Cousins [7]
2 February 1972 Haile Selassie [8]
1972 Kathleen D'Olier Courtney [9]
1975 Ada Norris [10]
26 April 1976 Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden [11]
6 February 1977 King Khalid of Saudi Arabia By Kurt Waldheim "for his significant contribution to international peace" [12]
September 1977 Leonid Brezhnev By Kurt Waldheim in Moscow "in recognition of his considerable and fruitful activities in favor of universal peace and people's security" [13]
1978 Obert C. Tanner [14]
1978 Bee Gees For a record entitled “Music for UNICEF”, the proceeds of which were donated to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). [15]
1979 Nobusuke Kishi [16]
1979 Estefania Aldaba-Lim By Kurt Waldheim. Chair of the UNESCO international commission for peace. [17]
1980 Maurice Kendall For his work on the World Fertility Survey [18]
4 September 1981 Carlos Romulo By Kurt Waldheim [19]
27 January 1982 Kurt Waldheim By Javier Pérez de Cuéllar to his predecessor as Secretary-General [20]
7 May 1982 Ryōichi Sasakawa [21][22]
17 September 1982 Steven Spielberg By Javier Pérez de Cuéllar after a screening of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial at the UN. [23]
8 August 1983 Daisaku Ikeda the President Soka Gakkai International and Honorary President of Soka Gakkai. [24][25][26][27][28]
1984 Dadi Prakashmani By Javier Pérez de Cuéllar to the administrative head of Brahma Kumaris at a conference of NGOs. [29][30]
1985 Jiddu Krishnamurti [31]
1985 Firdaus Kharas By Javier Perez de Cuellar for contributions to the United Nations in Canada and abroad. [32]
24 October 1985 Ken Kragen By Phyllis Kraminsky in Washington, D.C., for producing We Are The World [33]
1986 Eric Bogle [34]
1986 Allen Weinstein For his "extraordinary efforts to promote peace, dialogue, and free elections in several critical parts of the world". [35]
28 September 1987 Bill Cosby By Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, for his anti-apartheid activism [36]
17 March 1992 Javier Pérez de Cuéllar By Boutros Boutros-Ghali to his predecessor as Secretary-General [37]
1999 Anjani Kumar For serving with the United Nations in Bosnia in 1998-99. [38]
07 December 2010 Lim Hyung-joo For a solo concert at Carnegie Hall to fund scholarships for descendants of United Nations Command veterans of the Korean War [39]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "1989 United Nations Peace Medal and 1989 commemorative medals / from the Assistant Secretary-General for General Services". United Nations. Retrieved 29 September 2016. 
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  6. ^ "United Nations Day Concert Held at United Nations Headquarters". United Nations Photo. Retrieved 29 September 2016. 
  7. ^ United Nations News Centre (1 October 2015). "European leaders at UN urge concerted action amid 'unprecedented' humanitarian crises". United Nations. Retrieved 29 September 2016. Norman Cousins, an American political journalist who received the UN Peace Medal in 1971 
  8. ^ "UN Peace Medal is Given Selassie". Nashua Telegraph. 3 February 1972. p. 11. Retrieved 30 September 2016. 
  9. ^ Rappaport, Helen (2001). "Courtney, Kathleen D'Olier". Encyclopedia of Women Social Reformers. 1. ABC-CLIO. p. 166. ISBN 9781576071014. Retrieved 30 September 2016. 
  10. ^ Cafarella, Jane (21 July 1989). "Champion of the impossible". The Age. Melbourne. p. 16. Retrieved 30 September 2016. 
  11. ^ "King Gets Medal". Reading Eagle. Reading, Pennsylvania. 27 April 1976. p. 15. Retrieved 30 September 2016. 
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  13. ^ Hazzard, Shirley (2016-01-05). We Need Silence to Find Out What We Think: Selected Essays. Columbia University Press. p. 132. ISBN 9780231540797. Retrieved 30 September 2016. 
  14. ^ Tanner Humanities Center. "College of Humanities, Obert C. and Grace A. Tanner Humanities Center". Sponsor Information. GrantForward. Retrieved 30 September 2016. Among his many national and international awards are the United Nations Peace Medal (1978) and the National Medal of Arts conferred in Washington, D. C. (1988). Obert Tanner died October 14, 1993, in Palm Springs, California. 
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  18. ^ O'Connor, J. J.; Robertson, E. F. "Maurice George Kendall". MacTutor History of Mathematics archive. St Andrews, Scotland: School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of St Andrews. Retrieved 30 September 2016. 
  19. ^ Bright, Becky (December 1981). "Carlos Romulo — Today and Yesterday". The Rotarian. Evanston, Illinois: Rotary International. 139 (6): 34–35: 35. Retrieved 29 September 2016. 
  20. ^ "United Nations' Leader Presents Peace Medal to his Predecessor". Ocala Star-Banner. 27 January 1982. p. 3A. Retrieved 30 September 2016. 
  21. ^ "Billionaire believes peace is the best investment". The Age. Melbourne. 3 October 1986. p. 16. Retrieved 30 September 2016. 
  22. ^ Daventry, P. (2014-06-28). Sasakawa: The Warrior for Peace, the Global Philanthropist. Elsevier. p. 90. ISBN 9781483299389. Retrieved 30 September 2016. 
  23. ^ McBride, Joseph (2012-09-01). Steven Spielberg: A Biography (Third ed.). Faber & Faber. p. 248. ISBN 9780571280551. Retrieved 30 September 2016. 
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  33. ^ "Washington: U.N. Honored". Daytona Beach Morning Journal. 25 October 1985. p. 4A. Retrieved 30 September 2016. 
  34. ^ "OH 598 Transcript of Songlines: Eric bogle & John Schumann in concert & conversation" (PDF). J. D. Somerville Oral History Collection. State Library Of South Australia. 18 February 2001. p. 4. Retrieved 30 September 2016. In 1986 he was awarded a United Nations Peace Medal in recognition of his efforts through his music to promote peace and racial harmony. 
  35. ^ "Professor wins peace medal". The Lewiston Journal. Lewiston, Maine. 25 October 1986. p. 7A. Retrieved 30 September 2016. 
  36. ^ "Cosby to get UN peace medal". New Straits Times. Kuala Lumpur. 26 September 1987. p. 12. Retrieved 30 September 2016. 
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  39. ^ "Lim Hyung-joo Becomes 1st Korean to Win UN Peace Medal". The Chosun Ilbo. 9 December 2010. Retrieved 11 May 2017.