The Peace Summit Award
Every year, during the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, the Nobel Laureates honour with the Peace Summit Award the men or women of peace chosen from personalities from the world of culture and entertainment who have stood up for human rights and for the spread of the principles of Peace and Solidarity in the world, made an outstanding contribution to international social justice and peace.
Award 2010 to Roberto Baggio
One of the leading activists for the release of Aung San Suu Kyi – received Peace Summit Award 2010, in Hiroshima on 14 November, during the 11th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates. Roberto Baggio was chosen for his support to several important activities in favor of Hospitals, Foundations and Charities in many countries of the world – raising funds for the earthquake that occurred in Haiti, providing financial support to projects to help the island recover, calling to save the lives of people affected by the Nargis Cyclone in Burma and in support of the fight against bird flu, which has sparked a dangerous and deadly epidemic in Laos.
Award 2009 to Annie Lennox
The Peace Summit Award 2009 was awarded to Annie Lennox during the 10th Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, in Berlin on 11 November for her engagement in the fight against the HIV pandemic in South Africa.
Award 2008 to Bono
Bono, lead singer of U2, received the Peace Summit Award 2008, in Paris on 12 December, during the 9th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates. Bono was chosen by the Nobel Peace Laureates for his long-lasting engagement in the campaign for debt cancellation in third world Countries and for his efforts to raise public awareness of the Millennium Development Goals.
Award 2007 to Don Cheadle and George Clooney
On the occasion of the 8th World Summit held in Rome on 13 December the Peace Nobel Laureates selected Mr George Clooney and Mr Don Cheadle as men of peace for 2007. The appointees were officially praised for “their strong engagement in favour of pacification in the tortured Darfour region, for having contributed to saving human lives and to alleviating the suffering of the civil populations victims of the war”.
Award 2006 to Peter Gabriel
On the occasion of the 7th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates held in Rome on 24 November, Peter Gabriel was designated as 2006 Man of Peace for his commitment to human rights and for his outspoken rejection of war as a means to solve conflicts.