• Final Declaration of the 12th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates

    The 12th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates has come to a close. Throughout the Summit, Nobel laureates have shared their insight on how one person can make a difference. They have stressed the importance of youth getting involved in their communities, and have spoken on a variety of topics including climate change, nuclear weapons and women's issues.

    Read the final declaration of the 12th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates:

    As Nobel Peace Laureates and Laureate organizations we realize that if the commitment to peace and human rights is not passed from one generation to the next our achievements will be short lived. For this reason we applaud the youth the world over who are standing up and speaking out in protest against injustice and inequality and defending the right to peace, social justice and a sustainable future.

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    President Mikhail Gorbachev – Russia
    Professor Muhammad Yunus – Bangladesh
    His Holiness the Dalai Lama – Tibet
    President Frederik Willem de Klerk – South Africa
    President Jimmy Carter – United States
    Dr. Shirin Ebadi – Iran
    Professor Jody Williams – United States
    President Lech Wałęsa – Poland

    Nobel Peace Laureate Organizations

    International Peace Bureau (1910)
    American Friends Service Committee (1947)
    International Committee of the Red Cross (1963)
    Amnesty International (1977)
    International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (1985)
    PUGWASH Conferences (1995)
    International Campaign to Ban Landmines (1997)
    United Nations/Department of Economic and Social Affairs (2001)
    Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (2007)
    Médecins Sans Frontières
    United Nations Children's Fund
    The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
    International Labour Organization

  • Sean Penn to receive annual Peace Summit Award at the upcoming 12th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates

    Sean Penn

    In addition to convening Nobel Laureates, the World Summit annually recognizes a high-profile personality making an outstanding contribution to international social justice and peace. Actor Sean Penn will be presented with the 2012 Peace Summit Award during the summit for his work to rebuild and aid the victims of the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti, as well as his ongoing advocacy for peace and human rights protection worldwide.

    "It's difficult to properly respond to this while avoiding cliché," Penn said. "But quite deliberately, I'm thrilled to receive this tribute and to represent it to the youth of Haiti, the strong women of Haiti, and of the world. Tomorrow is a new day where cynicism is for cowards, and men of virtue and agency will be true heroes to their sons.

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  • Schedule for 2012 World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates


    1-2 PM - Welcome to the 12th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates: "Speak Up, Speak Out for Freedom and Rights"
    Opening Ceremony of 12th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates

    2-3:30 PM – "New Challenges for Peace"
    A conversation promoting peace and justice in a multination strategy

    3:30-4:30 PM – "Investing in Peace"
    The responsibility of business and governments to build a fair and sustainable world


    9:30-10:30 AM – "One Person Can Make A Difference"

    10:30-11:30 AM – "Women Forging Peace"


    11:45 AM-12:45 PM – "A World Without Nuclear Weapons"

    1-1:30 PM – Peace Summit Award 2012 Ceremony with Sean Penn

    1:30-2 PM – Final Session "World Peace and Nonviolence: Never Give Up"

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