Nordic Council is awarded international peace prize

28.01.21 | News
Bertel Haarder

Bertel Haarder (Denmark) was elected President of the Nordic Council 2021 at a digital meeting of the Presidium on Thursday 29 October 2020.

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The Nordic Council has been named as the recipient of the Goi Peace Foundation Multilateralism Peace Award. The Foundation says that it is rewarding the Nordic Council for its strong commitment to and tireless work on sustainable multilateralism and regional integration, but above all because of its goal of making the Nordic Region the world’s most sustainable and integrated region.

The prize has previously been awarded to organisartions such as UNESCO, UNEP, WHO, UNHCR, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.

“We are pleased that our work is receiving international attention,” says Bertel Haarder (DK), President of the Nordic Council. In these challenging times, it is vital to remind ourselves and others of the importance of our work.

The Goi Peace Foundation is based in Japan, a country with a strong tradition of peace work, and works closely with the UN.  

The award will be presented later this year, during a ceremony at the Nordic Council Secretariat in Copenhagen.