List of Individuals and Organizations Awarded ‘Indira Gandhi Peace Award’ since 1986

‘Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development’ /‘Indira Gandhi Peace Award’, has been awarded to individuals and organizations in recognition of creative efforts toward promoting international peace, development and a new international economic order, every year from 1986.

‘Indira Gandhi Peace Award’ includes Rs 25 Lakhs and a citation.

The following is a list of individuals and organizations who received the ‘Indira Gandhi Peace Award’ from 1986 to 2009:-

1986- Parliamentarians for Global Action International Organisation of Parliamentarians
1987- Mikhail Gorbachev – Former Soviet Union Leader
1988- Gro Harlem Brundtland – Former Prime Minister of Norway
1989- UNICEF- United Nations Children’s Fund
1990- Sam Nujoma – First President of Namibia
1991- Rajiv Gandhi – Former Prime Minister of India (posthumous)
1992- Saburo Okita- Japanese Economist
1993- Václav Havel- 1st President of the Czech Republic
1994- Trevor Huddleston- Anti-Apartheid Activist
1995- Olusegun Obasanjo- 12th President of Nigeria
1996- Médecins Sans Frontières- Voluntary Organisation
1997- Jimmy Carter- 39th President of the United States
1998- Muhammad Yunus- Nobel Peace Prize Winner, 2006
1999 – M S Swaminathan- Indian Agricultural Scientist
2000- Mary Robinson- 7th President of Ireland
2001- Sadako Ogata- Former United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
2002- Shridath Ramphal- 2nd Commonwealth Secretary-General
2003- Kofi Annan- 7th United Nations Secretary General
2004- Maha Chakri Sirindhorn- Princess of Thailand
2005- Hamid Karzai- 1st President of Afghanistan
2006- Wangari Maathai- Environmental and Political activist
2007- Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation- Charitable Foundation
2008- Mohamed ElBaradei – 4th Director General of the IAEA

2009- Sheikh Hasina- Prime Minister of Bangladesh
For the ‘Indira Gandhi Peace Award’ for the year 2010, the outgoing Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has been selected by the ‘Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust’ mainly for promoting strong ties among developing countries, promoting inclusive growth and for his contribution to the cause of India-Brazil partnership.

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