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We were delighted to award the Gold Medal for Human Rights to Midnight Oil on 26 November via a digital event. This award was in recognition of their relentless focus on human rights, and
This article first appeared in the The Guardian on 14 October. Tickets for the November events in Sydney are available via http://tix.yt/midnight-oil-gold-medal
Australian band Midnight Oil will be awarded the gold medal for human rights by the Sydney Peace Foundation for its “commitment
We were so honoured to award the Gold Medal for Human Rights to Christiana Figueres on 12 March in the Lord Mayor's Reception Room at the Sydney Town Hall. Christiana gave an impassioned speech about the need for urgent action
What a difference four years make.
December 12, 2019: Scott Morrison was having a so-so day. He had faced international criticism of the Government’s response to climate change. Bushfires were raging up and down the coast of NSW, and Sydney had
The leader of the Paris Climate Agreement talks says she is "deeply pained" by the attitude of the Australian Government to climate change in the wake of this summer's unprecedented bushfires. Costa Rican diplomat Christiana Figueres became the United Nations' top
Christiana Figueres once credited the Buddhist teacher Thich Nhat Hanh with helping her shepherd 192 countries from blaming to collaborating, from paralysis to empowerment in the Paris Agreement.
Now Figueres and her strategic advisor, former Buddhist monk Tom Rivett-Carnac, have penned a book
The effects of climate change represent the single biggest threat to peace with justice.
The Sydney Peace Foundation has chosen to honor the leadership of Christiana Figueres with the presentation of the 2020 Gold Medal for Human Rights because of her
The Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies and Sydney Peace Foundation remember and honour the life and contribution of Nelson Mandela, former President of South Africa, who died peacefully at his home on 5 December 2013.
We join South Africans everywhere
By Stuart Rees
Nelson Mandela has passed away and South Africa and the world are poorer. Stuart Rees, chair of the Sydney Peace Foundation, recalls the life of a great man and his own meeting with Madiba
As the leader for a
“Your work is really wonderful. This is really building the foundation of happy society. So I appreciate.” His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
Following the conversation His Holiness said a few more words about the values of human rights, dignity, well-being,