Bestowal of the 12th International Peace Prize »Dresden Prize«



  • Starting Time: 11 am

  • Venue:  Semperoper Dresden

    The 12th »Dresden Prize« will be awarded at a festive ceremony in this year. Viewing the history of Dresden as a reminder of the perils of war, the international award for peace known as the »Dresden Prize« has, since 2010, recognised the extraordinary work of outstanding figures to help prevent and defuse military conflict. In 2020 the prize was awarded to the Syrian activist Muzoon Almellehan as well as the Dresden society »Musaik – Grenzenlos Musizieren e.V.«, which provides musical training to children and young people from diverse social and cultural backgrounds. Previous recipients have been the Nobel Peace Prize laureate Mikhail Gorbachev, conductor Daniel Barenboim, war photographer James Nachtwey, Stanislav Petrov, who in 1983 prevented the outbreak of nuclear war, the peace rapper and former child soldier Emmanuel Jal, the Duke of Kent, who has been tireless in his efforts to promote British-German reconciliation, the peace activist and former whistle-blower Daniel Ellsberg, Domenico Lucano, the former mayor of Riace, who made unparalleled efforts to welcome refugees, the Olympic champion and civil rights campaigner Dr Tommie Smith as well as the UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Kim Phuc Phan Thi. The winner of the Dresden Prize 2021 will be announced in December 2020.