Montreal, December 10, 2018. On the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights at the United Nations, the Public Peace Prize (PPP) is awarded to 11 finalists who have fulfilled all the conditions to become laureates. The PPP recognizes all of their efforts and their undeniable contribution to peace in their country.
The public this year presented a total of 19 candidates from 10 countries: four candidates from India, three from Pakistan, three from Colombia, and other candidates from Argentina, Cameroon,Mexico , Pakistan, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, United States.
The PPP congratulates these Laureates, human rights defenders, environmentalists, artists committed to peace, or creators of initiatives using media such as community radio, the newspaper or the virtual platform.
The 2018 Laureates have succeeded in developing particular approaches that integrate justice, economics, culture and technology in one way or another to meet the challenges of today's societies. They bring with them a world of tolerance and harmony that builds relationships between men and women on gender equality, respect, non-violence and non-discrimination. Their solidarity and collective initiatives become lighthouses that mobilize hope and build the future in a culture of peace.
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What's new in the 2018 edition?
This 5th edition of the PPP received encouraging feedback for having innovated by developing a more collaborative than competitive approach. The finalists support teams were invited to support and publicize all the finalists from any country, not just the original bid. In the end, the visibility given to each of the laureates depends entirely on all the various forms of support that the public has given them during the period determined following the launch of each finalist.
The PPP would like to thank everyone who participated in this edition for their openness to the new approach that is more collaborative than competitive. The only objective of this prize is to make known a maximum of initiatives and craftsmen of peace to the general public, on the social media, and this beyond any form of competition!