Institute of International Peace Leaders

About the Award:

Through its affiliated programs, the IIPL Prize fosters excellence by recognizing and encouraging promising Professionals and researchers and Scholars as well as Peace activists.

Nominations are Open

The 2021 IIPL Awards open on Saturday, October 29, 2021.
Submissions close on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at 11:59 UTC
We will announce finalists in December and winners at a special event.


The 2021 IIPL Awards open on Saturday, October 29, 2021.
Submissions close on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at 11:59 UTC
We will announce finalists in December and winners at a special event.

Peace and Security

Inter-Religious Harmony

Climate Change

Media & Journalism

Arts & Culture


Peace and security award

Peace aims to recognize the powerful stories of peace-builders and activists in the region who embody the IIPL agenda.

To be eligible for an IIPL Peace Award, nominees:

  • Must not have previously won a P&S Award.
  • Must have demonstrated capacity in mobilizing people and resources for peace building.
  • Must have worked on furthering the cause of peace, gender equality, equal participation, and empowerment of women, in either/or the following areas: 
    Participationbe in a position of representation at any levels of decision making, including peace-processes, electoral processes and other decision-making bodies at the national and sub-national levels;
    Conflict Resolutioncontributing to preventing the emergence, spread, and re-emergence of violent conflict, and/or addressing root causes of conflict; 
    Protectioncontributing to the protection of women and girls in conflict and post-conflict settings, including reporting and prosecution of sexual and gender-based violence;  
    Relief or Recoverycontributing to relief and recovery including working on health services, income generations and trauma counselling. Contributions to survivors of sexual and gender-based violence are also included.


Inter-Religious Harmony Award

“The award is bestowed anyone who contributes in recognition of their ongoing great contribution in promoting interfaith harmony and peaceful co-existence among followers of different religions in the world and for setting a good example as religious leaders from different faith traditions working together in addressing counter violent extremism and enhancing inter-religious constructive dialogue and cooperation for the common good of all based on the teaching of the Golden Rule which says Treat others the way you want to be treated”

H.M. King Abdullah II of Jordan first proposed the World Interfaith Harmony Week at the UN General Assembly on September 23, 2010. Just under a month later, on October 20, 2010, it was unanimously adopted by the UN and henceforth the first week of February will be observed as a World Interfaith Harmony Week.

The World Interfaith Harmony Week is based on the pioneering work of The Common World initiative. This initiative, which started in 2007, called for Muslim and Christian leaders to engage in a dialogue based on two common fundamental religious Commandments; Love of God, and Love of the Neighbor, without nevertheless compromising any of their own religious tenets.



Cliamte change award

The Winning projects demonstrate leadership on climate change by nations, businesses, investors, cities, regions and civil society as a whole.  The annual award programme, run by IIPL Climate Change since 2021, recognizes the world’s most innovative, scalable and replicable examples of action to tackle climate change. The projects are recognized as solutions that not only address climate change, but also help drive forward progress on many other sustainable development goals, for example, innovation, gender equality and economic opportunity. A special new award category called ‘World Climate Leaders’ will be awarded for 2021. It recognizes transformation and replicate government action at any level (national, regional, city, community, etc.).

media and journalism award

Institute of International Peace Leaders (IIPL) Media and Journalism Award is to honor excellence in media reporting and journalism around the world. The IIPL recognizes major media, international and independent sites, media houses and individuals producing innovative work for peace-building according to objectives of IIPL. The IIPL Committee and judges place special emphasis on entries that demonstrate mastery of the special characteristics and emerging technology of digital journalism. The media organizations and Journalists who participated positively in peace-building efforts, played their role during CoVID -19 relief efforts through their verified reporting. 


Inter-Religious Harmony Award

IIPL has a Commitment to the promotion and implementation of the Women, Peace and Security agenda. The purpose of this prize is to honor a woman leadership who has demonstrated, in the context of international relations political, diplomatic, military, associative and/or academic functions, a particular and recognized commitment to: Peace and security issues worldwide.

Women working in the field of

  • Equal participation of women and men in the field of peace and security. 
  • The prevention of conflict-related sexual and gender-based violence and the protection of women in conflict situations. 
  • And/or the mainstreaming of women’s needs and perspectives into relief and recovery initiatives in post-conflict countries are given priority for this award.
  • Each delegation of member IIPL countries can nominate a candidate, through its Head of Delegation and nominees must be nationals of a IIPL member or partner country and of legal age. IIPL delegations from member countries may, if they wish, nominate a woman of a nationality other than that of the country they represent. 

iipl Award Committee

Jolene Lewis is International Executive Director of IIPL General Assembly
Jolene Lewis
Member Award Committee
Sajida Nawab is Cheif Executive Officer of Institute of International Peace Leaders.
Sajida Nawab
Member Award Committee
Muhammad Atta ur Rehman founder and Chairman Institute of International Peace Leaders and Managing Director World Languages Center.
M. Atta Ur Rehman
Member Award Committee
Dr. Kemal is International Executive Director of IIPL General Assembly and Founder Presdient of Mesopotamian Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Member Award Committee

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