Awarding Australia’s international prize for peace

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Nominate a peacemaker for the 20th Sydney Peace Prize

The Sydney Peace Prize brings the Sydney community together to honour and celebrate the world’s most effective peacemakers. In 2017, we will award the 20th Sydney Peace Prize. A very special year!

Who has inspired you through their courage and dedication?
Who have you been admiring from afar?
We invite YOU to nominate!

Nominations close 30 June 2016.

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1c789c8e-539f-41f7-a800-4e979a79ebc5“Conversations in Peace” – be inspired by the world’s leading voices on peace, justice and nonviolence

This volume includes the groundbreaking Lectures of the first 14 recipients of the Sydney Peace Prize (1998-2011), including Nobel Laureates Muhammad Yunus and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, former leader of Amnesty International Irene Khan, the Indian novelist Arundhati Roy, environmental scientist Dr. Vandana Shiva, indigenous leader Patrick Dodson, and the inimitable academic activist Professor Noam Chomsky.

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Peace with Justice

We advocate for peace with justice - recognising that to achieve true and lasting peace, we must, beyond ending war and violent conflict, address deep injustices and structural inequality.

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Why a “Sydney Peace Prize”?

By awarding an international prize for peace, Sydney recognises leading peace makers, celebrates their inspiring achievements and learns about peace, justice and nonviolence.

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Naomi Klein criticises lack of global action on climate change after Sydney Peace prize win

This article first appeared in The Guardian on 15 May. Written by Paul Karp. Author and social activist says political action on climate change was lacking ‘and nowhere more so than Australia’ The Canadian author and social activist Naomi Klein has criticised Australia’s climate change policies after winning the Sydney Peace prize for her work […]

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Learn more about Naomi Klein: books, films and resources

Below is a selection of books, films, advocacy work and interviews from and by Naomi Klein, Canadian award-winning author, journalist, activist and one of the world’s leading voices on climate change. On Friday 11 November Naomi will receive the 2016 Sydney Peace Prize at Sydney Town Hall (tickets here). With her most recent work on This Changes Everything and The Leap […]

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Media coverage of the 2016 Sydney Peace Prize

On Friday 11 November, Naomi Klein will receive the 2016 Sydney Peace Prize at Sydney Town Hall (tickets here). Naomi Klein is a Canadian award-winning author, journalist, activist and one of the world’s leading voices on climate change. Her bold, unapologetic and insightful analysis impressed the Sydney Peace Prize Jury. The Jury citation reads: Naomi Klein: for exposing the structural […]

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Naomi Klein wins 2016 Sydney Peace Prize

On Friday 11 November at Sydney Town Hall, Naomi Klein – Canadian award-winning author, journalist, and activist – will receive the 2016 Sydney Peace Prize. The 2016 Sydney Peace Prize Jury’s citation reads: Naomi Klein: For exposing the structural causes and responsibility for the climate crisis, for inspiring us to stand up locally, nationally and internationally to demand a […]

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