Recipients of the U Thant Award

A list of recipients of the U Thant Award

  • Zennon Rossides – Ambassador of Cyprus to the UN ~ 1982, Oct 07
  • Jorge Illueca, President of Panama, President of the 38th Session of the UN General Assembly – 1983 Dec 03
  • United Nations Development Programme. -1985 March 19th, received on behalf of UNDP by:
    • Uner Kidar, Director of Division of External Relations and Governing Council Secretariat
    • Bradford Morse, administrator of UNDP, gave statement on 21 March 1985.
  • Dr. Russel (Amritananda) Barber, WNBC-TV Religion Editor, Emmy Award winner – 1986 Nov 06
  • Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan. Head of the Sufie Order in the West (1991 Apr 05)
  • Guido De Marco, President of the 45th session of UN General Assembly, Foreign Minister and Deputy Prime Minister of Malta – 1991- Sep 28
  • Siddhartha Shankar Ray, Ambassador of India to the United States – 1993 Aug 08
  • C. Subramaniam. President of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan , – 1993 Sep 12
  • James P. Grant, UN Children’s Fund (Unicef) Executive Director, 1994 Sep 20
  • Mother Teresa, Nobel Peace Laureate (1979); – 1994 Oct 01
  • Mikhail Gorbachev, President of the Soviet Union, (1985 -91); Nobel Peace Laureate, (1990) ; – 1994 Oct 16
  • Laxmi Mail Singhvi, High commissioner for India to the United Kingdom -1995 May 13
  • Rafael Hernandez Colon, Governor of Puerto Rico (1972 – 76, 1984-92) – 1995 sep 08
  • Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Head of the Anglican Church in south Africa, Archbishop of Cape Town, Nobel Peace Laureate (1984); 1995 Dec 20
  • Nelson Mandela, President of South Africa, Nobel Peace Laureate (1993), – 1996 Jan 29
  • Maurice Strong, Senior Advisor to the President of the World Bank, Secretary-General of the 1992 UN Conference on Environment and Development (Rio Earth Summit) – 1996 May 02
  • C.V. Narasimhan, Former Under-Secretary-General of the UN (1956-78), Chef de Cabinet to three Secretaries-General – 1996 Sep 10
  • Ananda Guruge, Former Ambassador of Sri Lanka to UNESCO, France and the US, Senior Special Advisor, Culture of Peace Programme, UNESCO (1995-1999) – 1997 Jan 03
  • Vladimir Petrovsky, Under Secretary General and Director-General of the UN Office in Geneva – 1997 Mar 17
  • Sudhahota Carl Lewis, legendary Olympic athlete – 1997 May 7
  • His Holiness the Dalai Lama – 1997 May 28
  • O.K. Gujral, Prime Minister of India – 1997 Sep 21
  • Dada J.P. Vaswani, Spiritual Head of the Sadhu Vaswani Mission – 1998 Apr 5
  • Pope John Paul II – 1998 May 17
  • Claiborne DeBorda Pell, US Senator, Rhode Island 1998 Nov 15
  • King Tuanku Ja'afar of Malaysia 1998 Dec 30
  • Mahathir Mohammed, Prime Minister of Malaysia – 1999 Jan 04
  • Girija Prasad Koirala, Prime Minister of Nepal -1999 Feb 01
  • Krishna Prasad Bhajtaraj. Prime Minister of Nepal 1999 Sep 29
  • Ted Turner, Founder of CNN, Time Warner Vice Chairman and Chairman of the UN foundation – 1999 Oct 06
  • Anwarul Karim Chowdhury, Ambassador of Bangladesh to the UN – 1999 Nov 23
  • Svenn Kristiansen, Deputy Mayor of Oslo, Norway 2000 Mar 27
  • Humayun Rasheed Choudhury, President of the 41st Session of the UN General Assembly. Foreign Minister of Bangladesh, Speaker, Bangladesh Parliament – 2000 May 08
  • Gary Ackerman, United States Congressman from New York – 2000 Jun 15
  • Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami, founder and publisher of Hinduism Today magazine and international Hindu leader – 2000 Aug 25
  • Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Prime Minister of India – 2001 Jan 13
  • The Very Reverend James Parks Morton, President, The Interfaith Center of New York, and Dean Emeritus, The Cathedral of St. John the Divine – 2001 Jul 31

(Note, this list may not be comprehensive)

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