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.