As much of our world endures natural, political and social upheaval, we are also witnessing unparalleled movements of change, as leaders from many disciplines work to advance humanity and our planet. The International Peace Honors (IPH), created by PeaceTech Lab, an award-winning non-profit organization founded by the United States Institute of Peace, will recognize some of the most outstanding global leaders and change-agents of our time. The event will be virtually hosted on Sunday, January 17th, at 8:00 pm EST.
The International Peace Honors will recognize people from different backgrounds who have determinedly championed a fundamental social cause. The honorees’ achievements include inspiring millions to help prevent the spread of disease, defending human rights, nature and the rights of indigenous people, using technology for the betterment of humankind, as well as leading the largest international movement to fight for equality and justice.
The ceremony will recognize Amazonian Chief Raoni Metuktire, leader of the Kayapó people, located in a protected reserve in the Amazon region of Brazil, who will receive his award from singer and environmentalist Sting. Also honored are Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Opal Tometi and National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony Fauci, both on TIME’S 2020 list of the 100 Most Influential People of the Year, singer-songwriter and activist Ricky Martin, the ‘Father of the Internet’ Vint Cerf, and the prominent Venezuelan singer and composer Ricardo Montaner, among others.
Register here to watch the free event on January 17th.
The International Peace Honors (IPH), created by PeaceTech Lab, is a mission driven awards ceremony, which pays tribute to global leaders from different backgrounds who have determinedly championed a fundamental social cause to help advance humanity and our planet.
About PeaceTech Lab
Established by the United States Institute of Peace, PeaceTech Lab is committed to using technology, media, and data to prevent violence and build prosperous and peaceful communities around the world.