First of all, we wish to thank you for your precious collaboration in nominating a candidate for the 2015 edition of the Public Peace Prize!
At the close of the nomination period, a total of 218 nominations for 24 different candidates had been received. Of the 24 peacemakers nominated, 12 met the criteria of a minimum of 10 nominations each, by 10 different people, with 10 lines of text explaining why their peacemaking efforts should be recognized. The other 12 can still be nominated again next year!
Over the past month, a compilation was made of the nominations for each of the 12 eligible candidates, and volunteers have been hard at work writing profile summaries from the texts received, which were then into translated into English, French and Spanish.
to be introduced over twelve days
These 12 candidates will now be presented to the public on our website, one by one, over a period of twelve days. Because the first and only goal of the Public Peace Prize is to make better known as many peacemakers and peace initiatives as possible, including those who are virtually unheard of, we will start with the least-known candidates, and present a new candidate each day until they’ve all been introduced.