Information on the 2nd Sunhak Peace Prize

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Vision and Tenets of Peace

“Making the World Better for Future Generations”

The Sunhak Peace Prize, which recognizes efforts for the creation of peace for future generations of the global community, was established in order to heal worldwide suffering, conflict, and destruction, and to encourage an all-encompassing future-oriented vision of peace.

The Sunhak Peace Prize awards individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to peace and show respect and love for humanity, and have worked to resolve the conflicts that undermine peace with love, and create a society where humankind and nature may coexist in harmony.

The Sunhak Peace Prize advocates the following tenets of peace:

  • Respect for human rights: We focus on solving the problems of poverty, disease, and ignorance, so that all of humankind may enjoy their fundamental human rights.
  • Conflict reconciliation: We focus on the peaceful resolution of discord between peoples, religions, and nations.
  • Ecological conservation: We focus on finding solutions for climate change, biodiversity, and the depletion of resources to create a sustainable balance between the natural and human worlds.

Prize Outline

Presented: Annually

Awarded For: Peace

Prize: USD 1 million

Awarded Items: Medal, Plaque

Nomination and Selection Process


Nominators are comprised of over 1000 prominent individuals from various fields around the world.


The nominees’ achievements are carefully reviewed through a list of criteria during partial and full examination sessions by the Sunhak Peace Prize Committee.

Laureate Selection and Official Announcement

After careful review, and having arrived at a short list of the primary candidates, the Sunhak Peace Prize Committee makes its final selection, and makes a public announcement to the media.

Candidate Recommendation Guidelines

Criteria for Candidacy

  • Individuals or organizations must have contributed significantly to the promotion of the tenets of peace affirmed by the Sunhak Peace Prize.
  • The achievements of the individual or organization must have had a positive impact on the realization of peace among diverse nations, races, religions, or ideologies.
  • Individual candidates must still be living.

Required Materials

  • Candidate Nomination Form (fixed format)
  • References on the candidate’s achievements

*All submitted materials must be written in English. Exceptions may be made depending on the situation.

Submission Period

March – June 30, 2016


Sunhak Peace Prize Secretariat

Dowon Bldg. 7th fl., 34 Mapo-Daero, Mapo-Gu, Seoul, S. Korea 121-728



Tel: +82)2-3278-5154, +82)2-3278-5198

Laureate Announcement

A press conference will be held in October 2016 in the USA to announce the 2017 Sunhak Peace Prize laureate, and will also be allocated in newspapers and on the Sunhak Peace Prize homepage.

Award Ceremony

February 2017 in Seoul, S. Korea

Selection Process

  1. Nomination: Accept nomination applications (March – June 2016)
  2. Field Research: The Advisory Board researches candidate’s profile (July – August 2016)
  3. Reporting: Field research evaluation reports are submitted to the Committee (August 2016)
  4. Screening: The Committee screens candidates based on field reports and submitted application forms (August – September 2016)
  5. Selection: The final laureate is selected and an official statement is released to the media (October 2016)
  6. Award Ceremony: The 2nd Sunhak Peace Prize Ceremony is held (February 2017)

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