Pearson Peace Medal
The Pearson Peace Medal is awarded to a Canadian who has personally contributed, through their working lives and voluntary commitments, to those causes to which Lester B. Pearson devoted his distinguished career: aid to the developing world, mediation between those confronting one another with arms, succour to refugees and others in need, equal rights and justice for all humanity, and peaceful change through world law and world organization. A jury of eminent Canadians selects the recipient of honour. The Medal is presented, often by the Governor-General of Canada, on or about United Nations Day, October 24, or Human Rights Day, December 10.
The first recipient was Paul-Émile Cardinal Léger in 1979. In subsequent years UNA-Canada has been proud to honour:
Any Canadian may nominate a fellow citizen for this prestigious award. The jury requires the fullest possible dossiers to facilitate its selection deliberations. (Self nominations are not accepted.)
You are invited to submit your nomination, in writing, that includes:
Nominations and attached information should be sent no later than June 22.
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