Established in 2000, the Goi Peace Award is an international award presented annually to honor individuals and organizations in various fields that have made outstanding contributions toward the realization of a peaceful and harmonious world as envisioned in the Declaration for All Life on Earth. They are selected not only in recognition of their past achievements, but for their ongoing contribution to building a better future.
The Goi Peace Award is usually presented at a ceremony during the annual Goi Peace Foundation Forum in Tokyo, where the laureate takes center stage to deliver a commemorative address and receive a medal and a diploma together with a monetary prize.
In addition to this annual award, the Culture of Peace Special Award is presented occasionally to honor individuals and organizations in various fields that have notably contributed to spreading and fostering a Culture of Peace around the world.
Goi Peace Award Laureates(Attributes are as of the year of the award)
2019Goi Peace Award
2018Goi Peace Award
Her Royal Highness Princess Lalla Hasnaa
Princess of the Kingdom of Morocco
In honor of her leadership in promoting the protection of the environment and improving people’s quality of life, particularly through education and advocacy for sustainable development.
2017Goi Peace Award
2016Goi Peace Award
Pro-democracy activist, Political representative (Nigeria)
In recognition of her unwavering commitment to advance women’s rights and leadership and pave the way for true democracy in Africa.
2015Goi Peace Award
2014Goi Peace Award
Business leader (Japan)
For his contribution towards building an economy and society based on new ethics, by setting an example with his ethical and visionary management philosophy.
2013Goi Peace Award
Silsilah Dialogue Movement
Grassroots initiative (Philippines)
In recognition of its many years of commitment to promote dialogue for peace and solidarity among Muslims and Christians in the Philippines.
2012Goi Peace Award
2011Goi Peace Award
2010Goi Peace Award
2009Goi Peace Award
Cell biologist (United States)
For his pioneering work in the field of new biology, which has contributed to a greater understanding of life and empowered many people to take control of their own lives.
2008Goi Peace Award
2007Goi Peace Award
Social entrepreneur (United States)
For his pioneering work to support social entrepreneurs and thereby paving the way for a truly innovative citizen sector to emerge around the world.
2006Goi Peace Award
2005Goi Peace Award
2004Goi Peace Award
2003Goi Peace Award
2002Goi Peace Award
2001Goi Peace Award
2000Goi Peace Award
Culture of Peace Special Award Laureates(Attributes are as of the year of the award)
2016Culture of Peace Special Award
President of the Republic of Kazakhstan
For his leadership in promoting nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation, and for his initiative to foster peace and unity through interfaith dialogue and inter-cultural ties.
2013Culture of Peace Special Award
2005Culture of Peace Special Award
2003Culture of Peace Special Award
2000Culture of Peace Special Award
Foundation for Cultural Heritage
In recognition of their contribution to world peace through preservation and restoration of world cultural heritage and assets around the globe including sites in conflict areas.
Candidates for the Goi Peace Award are nominated by nominators, who have been selected by the Goi Peace Foundation from among recognized experts in various fields. The selection committee, elected by the Foundation’s Board of Directors, selects the laureate fairly and impartially from among the nominated candidates.