Sydney Peace Prize

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"The Sydney Peace Foundation: selects and awards the Sydney Peace Prize; develops corporate sector and community understanding of the value of peace with justice in diverse contexts and countries; sponsors peace initiatives, particularly the work of the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Sydney; teaches peace and conflict studies and creates jobs for young people in areas of peace research, conflict resolution and the promotion of human rights; awards scholarships and internships in peace, human rights and conflict resolution." [1]


  • 1998 - Professor Muhammad Yunus, the founder of the Grameen Bank for the poor
  • 1999 - Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize recipient
  • 2000 - Xanana Gusmao, the poet-artist and president of East Timor
  • 2001 - Sir William Deane, the former Governor-General of Australia
  • 2002 - Mary Robinson, former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
  • 2003 - Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, Palestinian academic and human rights campaigner
  • 2004 - Arundhati Roy, Indian novelist and peace activist
  • 2005 - Olara Otunnu, United Nations Under Secretary General for Children and Armed Conflict from Uganda
  • 2006 - Irene Khan, Secretary General of Amnesty International
  • 2007 - Hans Blix, chairman of the UN Weapons of Mass Destruction Commission
  • 2008 - Patrick Dodson, chairman of the Lingiari Foundation
  • 2009 - John Pilger, Australian journalist and documentary maker
  • 2010 - Vandana Shiva, Indian social justice and environmental activist, eco-feminist and author
  • 2011 - Noam Chomsky, American linguist and activist



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  1. About, Sydney Peace Prize, accessed December 12, 2011.