The Alliance for Peacebuilding is delighted to announce that the AfP has won the 2018 Luxembourg Peace Prize, in the category of Outstanding Peace Support! The Luxembourg Peace Prize, sponsored by the Schengen Peace Foundation, is awarded to Laureates from around the world that have made an outstanding contribution to world peace. The category for Outstanding Peace Support is awarded to individuals and entities that give resources (resources is defined as voice, financial, time or structural ) to peacebuilding organizations/individuals or to peace processes or to illuminate issues. We are honored to be recognized for the support we provide to our members and the broader peacebuilding field!
AfP CEO Melanie Greenberg will travel to Luxembourg in June to accept the award on behalf of the whole Alliance for Peacebuilding community. AfP would like to thank all the amazing peacebuilders, donors, and partners we have worked with over the years! Without your support, this amazing moment would not have been possible!
About the Schengen Peace Foundation, World Peace Forum and Luxembourg Peace Prize
For the seventh consecutive year, the Schengen Peace Foundation and the World Peace Forum will be awarding the prestigious Luxembourg Peace Prize to outstanding peacemakers and activists in Luxembourg. The award comes in alignment with the efforts of the Schengen Peace Foundation, approved in 2007 by His Royal Highness Grand Duke Henri, as a Peace—Think—Tank, to support peace building.
In the ‘Spirit of Schengen’, the Schengen Peace Foundation initiated the World Peace Forum, a global platform for peace activists and peace initiatives. The annual multi-disciplinarian event of the World Peace Forum connects peace activists from around the world to meet, exchange ideas, and together achieve greater impact.
In 2011, the Luxembourg Peace Prize was first introduced as an award to outstanding peacemakers. Laureates will be honored with a bronze medal by sculptor Duvan.
This year’s Luxembourg Peace Prize Ceremony will be taking place at the historic European Parliament building in Luxembourg on June 22, 2018 as a conclusion to the 2018 World Peace Forum edition held in Toronto, Canada and in preparation for the 2018 Youth World Peace Forum to be held in July in the Philippines.
The Luxembourg Peace Prize aims to recognize and support the work of individuals and groups working on peace, around the world. Categories include:
Outstanding Peace Activists
Outstanding Peace Organization
Outstanding Public Peace Efforts
Outstanding Peace Support
Outstanding Peace Education
Outstanding Peace Process
Outstanding Youth Peace Maker
Outstanding Peace Technology
Outstanding Peace Journalism
Outstanding Environmental Peace
New categories in 2019 will include Art and Health