NEW YORK | With prior recipients including Medecins Sans Frontieres, the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees, and a Nobel Prize winner, we are proud to announce that Seeds of Peace, along with Archbishop Desmond Tutu, is the recipient of the 2006 King Hussein Foundation Leadership Prize.
Two Seeds were flown in to receive the award. This highly prestigious award was presented to two of our alumni, Israeli Seed Dor Kaidar and Palestinian Seed Raya Yusef, by Queen Noor on November 2nd, 2006, at the King Hussein Foundation International Annual Peace-Builders Dinner and Ceremony at the Mandarin Oriental in New York City.
Seeds of Peace was selected for this award because of its unique model and continued commitment to empowering leaders of the next generation to strive for peaceful solutions to international conflicts.
“We are deeply honored to receive this recognition by the Trustees of the King Hussein Foundation in memory of His Majesty, the late King Hussein, who worked so tirelessly and diligently in the cause of peace,” said Janet Wallach, President, Seeds of Peace, “We also congratulate our fellow recipient, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and thank all of the trustees for choosing to honor Seeds of Peace.”
The King Hussein Foundation promotes cross-cultural dialogue and understanding and, building on efforts in Jordan, advances social, economic, and political opportunity in the Arab and Muslim world. The King Hussein Leadership Prize recognizes individuals, groups, or institutions that demonstrate inspiring and courageous leadership in their efforts to promote sustainable development, human rights, tolerance, equity, and peace.
Past honorees include Professors Mohammed Yunus (Noble Peace Prize winner), the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees, Medecins Sans Frontieres, the Arab Human Development Report, and OneVoice.