Sunhak Peace Prize Awarded in Korea on the 12th of February 

‘2022 Sunhak Peace Prize Focuses on Vaccine Equity’

“Professor Dame Sarah Catherine Gilbert (Developer of AstraZeneca Vaccine) and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance Selected as Laureates”

On February 7, 2022, the Sunhak Peace Prize Committee (Chairman Jose Manuel Barroso, former President of the European Commission) announced that the 2022 Sunhak Peace Prize laureates would be Dame Sarah Catherine Gilbert (age 59), Professor of Vaccinology at Jenner Institute, University of Oxford and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance founded in 2000.

Professor Sarah Gilbert was recognized for the key role she played in protecting billions of lives in less developed countries by co-developing the Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine, which is easier and less expensive to manufacture, store and transport. Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance was recognized for its contributions in coordinating the COVAX Facility initiative, which aims to provide fair and equitable access to the Covid-19 vaccine worldwide.

Jose Manuel Barroso stated that “scientific innovation as well as international solidarity and multilateral cooperation are necessary to fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, which jeopardizes the lives of everyone on earth” and that “health is not just a matter of science or medicine, but a matter of human rights, and therefore it is human rights that the two laureates of the 2022 Sunhak Peace Prize have contributed to promoting.”

Professor Sarah Gilbert viewed the Covid-19 pandemic as a common threat to humanity and approached vaccines as a global public good. She stood firm that the vaccine she developed was not for profit, which has been delivered to 182 countries around the globe.

Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance is the largest international cooperation mechanism that contributed to improving the overall health of humanity by providing vaccination in developing countries. Immediately after the coronavirus outbreak, it coordinated the COVAX Facility, a global collaboration to support manufacturing of Covid-19 vaccines and negotiate their pricing for fair and equitable access. More than one billion doses have been distributed in 144 nations worldwide through this effort.

Furthermore, Gavi has supported the immunization of more than 820 million children, reaching almost half of all children worldwide, preventing over 14 million deaths since its founding in the year 2000. In particular, the number of children immunized with the DPT vaccine in 73 developing countries increased from 59% in 2000 to 81% in 2020, reducing the child mortality rate by 50%.

Chairman Jose Manuel Barroso added, “Paradoxically, the Covid-19 pandemic is giving us an opportunity to drive real change. We do not know when the next pandemic will occur, but the Covid-19 has taught us that solidarity and cooperation based solely on humanity are the solutions to this global crisis.”

 


SEOUL, South Korea, Feb. 7, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- On February 7, 2022, the Sunhak Peace Prize Committee (Chairman Jose Manuel Barroso,

former President of the European Commission) will announce the 2022 Sunhak Peace Prize laureates are Dame Sarah Catherine

Gilbert (age 59), Professor of Vaccinology at University of Oxford and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance.

Professor Sarah Gilbert was recognized for the key role she played in protecting billions of lives in less developed countries by co-developing the

Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine, which is easier and less expensive to store and transport. Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance was

recognized for its contributions in coordinating the COVAX Facility, aiming to provide fair and equitable access to Covid-19 vaccine worldwide.

Chairman Jose Manuel Barroso stated: "Scientific innovation, international solidarity, and multilateral cooperation are necessary to fight

the Covid-19 pandemic, which jeopardizes the lives of everyone. Health is not just a matter of science or medicine, but a matter of human

rights; therefore it is human rights that the two laureates have contributed to promoting."

Professor Sarah Gilbert viewed the Covid-19 pandemic as a threat to humanity and vaccine as a global public good. 

She stood firm that the vaccine she developed was not for profit, which has been delivered to 182 countries.

Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance is the largest international cooperation mechanism that contributed to improving the overall health of

humanity by providing vaccination in developing countries. Following the coronavirus outbreak, it coordinated the COVAX Facility,

a global collaboration to support manufacturing of Covid-19 vaccines and negotiate their pricing for equitable access. 

Over one billion doses have been distributed in 144 nations through this effort.

Furthermore, Gavi has supported the immunization of more than 820 million children, reaching almost half of all children

worldwide, preventing over 14 million deaths. In particular, the number of children immunized with the DPT vaccine increased

from 59% in 2000 to 81% in 2020, reducing child mortality rate by 50%.

Chairman Jose Manuel Barroso added, "Paradoxically, the Covid-19 pandemic is giving us an opportunity to drive real change.

We do not know when the next pandemic will occur, but the Covid-19 has taught us that solidarity and cooperation based solely

on humanity are the solutions to this global crisis."

SOURCE The Sunhak Peace Prize Committee

 

Award Ceremony will honor laureates for significant achievements in promoting Peace and Development and for COVID-19 Pandemic ResponseSHPP Logo

The Sunhak Peace Prize Foundation is holding a press conference on Feb. 7, 2022, to officially announce the 5th Sunhak Peace Prize Laureates including the Founders’ Award. The Laureates are being honored for their extraordinary efforts to promote peace and human development and to protect humanity’s health and well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic. Laureates will each receive a cash prize, a medal, and a plaque at the World Summit 2022 (Summit for Peace on the Korean Peninsula) during a ceremony on Feb. 12, 2022, in South Korea.

The Sunhak Peace Prize Selection Committee, led by Hon. Jose Manuel Barroso, former president of the European Commission, is inviting media coverage of the event to announce the winners and give backgrounds of the Laureates.

See the Sun Hak Peace Prize website for more information. 

9:00 a.m. (GMT), 6:00 p.m. (KST) on Monday, Feb. 7, 2022. Hyojeong Cultural Center, Seorak, South Korea.

The biennial Sunhak Peace Prize, founded in 2013, honors individuals and organizations that have shown extraordinary service to global peace and well-being in one of three areas: sustainable human development, conflict resolution or ecological conservation. Dr. Hak Ha Jan Moon created the prize to honor the legacy of her late husband, Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon, who dedicated his life to build a global culture of peace with the theme, “One Family Under God.”

The Sunhak Peace Prize Founders' Award was initiated in 2020 to honor distinguished world leaders who demonstrated significant accomplishments for peace and development throughout their careers. The first recipient of the Sunhak Peace Prize Founders' Award was H.E. Ban Ki-moon, former UN Secretary-General. The Founders' Award is selected by the Sunhak Peace Prize Foundation and its Founder.

The history of the Sunhak Peace Prize and its Laureates is available at http://sunhakpeaceprize.org/en/ 

 

World Summit 2022 Brochure Flipbook  

 

 

Press Conference

Announcement of the 2022 Sunhak Peace Prize Laureates

February 6, 2022, 6:00 PM (KST) 

Hyojeong Cultural Center, Seorak, South Korea

PROGRAM

Opening Announcement

MC

Sunhak Peace Prize Introduction Video

 

Introduction of Special Guest

H.E. Suos Yara, Chairman, Commission of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation, Media and Information

Chairman’s Congratulatory Remarks

H.E. Jose Manuel Barroso, Chairman,

Sunhak Peace Prize Selection Committee

Congratulatory Remarks

Mr. Thomas P. McDevitt, Committee Member,

Sunhak Peace Prize Selection Committee

Selection Process Report

Mr. Nam In-seog, Secretary-General, 
Sunhak Peace Prize Foundation

Announcement of Laureates

Dr. Yun Young-ho, Director-General,

Cheon Jeong Gung Headquarters

Special Words of Appreciation

H.E. Chring Botum Rangsay, Ambassador, Royal Embassy of Cambodia

World Summit 2022 Intro Video

 

Introduction of World Summit 2022,

    followed by, 

Questions and Answers

Dr. Yun Young-ho, Director-General,

Cheon Jeong Gung Headquarters

Closing Announcement

MC

 

https://eacnews.asia/home/details/8341  

PHNOM PENH: Minister of Information Khieu Kanharith has congratulated Prime Minister Hun Sen on being selected by the Sun Hak Peace Foundation as the winner of the Sun Hak Peace Award, which will be presented on 12 February 2022. He has said that the awarding of the Peace Prize to Cambodia’s premier is another testament that shows the exceptional leadership of Prime Minister.

 

https://uk.upf.org/43-links/peace-organizations/925-sunhak-peace-prize-honouring-outstanding-people-and-organisations

 

 
 

 

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