On September 18, 2014, Mayors for Peace was awarded the 7th No Gun Ri Peace Prize/Human Rights Prize by the No Gun Ri International Peace Foundation based in Nogeun-ri, South Korea. Rationale for the award is that with its ‘2020 Vision,’ Mayors for Peace has committed to activities promoting the abolition of nuclear weapons in cooperation with more than 6,000 member cities and peace NGOs. An additional reason is that Mayors for Peace activities have been highly appreciated by the UN and many other organizations.
Mr. Komizo, Secretary General of Mayors for Peace, attended the award ceremony held in the No Gun Ri Peace Park and received a plaque and a certificate for 10 million won from Dr. Chung Koodo, Chairman of the No Gun Ri International Peace Foundation.
2.About the No Gun Ri Peace Prize
The No Gun Ri Peace Prize was created in 2008 by the No Gun Ri International Peace Foundation, which was established to commemorate the No Gun Ri Massacre, in which the U.S. military killed a large number of South Korean civilians in 1950 during the Korean War. The Peace Prize is awarded annually to individuals or organizations that have contributed to the enhancement of human rights and world peace, in three areas: human rights, journalist and literature.