Tuesday, 18 September 2012

News Release: 2012 Right Livelihood Awards To Be Announced On September 27th

The Right Livelihood Award Foundation will announce the 2012 Award Recipients at a press conference in the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs' Press Room, Stockholm, on September 27th at 10 am CET.

The Award, often referred to as the 'Alternative Nobel Prize', recognizes the work of some of the world’s most courageous and inspiring people. Often, their work for justice, the environment and social transformation challenges powerful interests and puts them under severe threat.

Ole von Uexkull, Executive Director, and Monika Griefahn, Co-Chair and Jury Member of the Right Livelihood Award Foundation, will announce the new Award Recipients and answer your questions.

This year, the Foundation received 122 proposals from 52 countries for the Award.

Laureates are recognized for their practical work for ecological, social and political causes. Recipients of cash awards receive 50,000 € each. Honorary Award Recipients do not receive a cash prize but benefit from the international recognition that comes with the Award. The total prize money in 2011 was 150,000 €. The prize money is used for ongoing work and is not for personal use.

Date And Place Of Announcement:
Press conference: Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Press Room
Address: Fredsgatan 6, Stockholm (Journalist ID required)
Time: 27 September 2012, 10.00 am CET

: www.rightlivelihood.org
Time: 27 September 2012, 10.00 am CET

The Right Livelihood Award was founded in 1980 by Jakob von Uexkull, who contributed the original funding. Since then, the Award has been supported by individual donors. Its aim is "to honour and support those offering practical and exemplary answers to the most urgent challenges facing us today".

Today, there are 145 Laureates from 61 countries. For statistics about the Prize, please click here.

Previous Laureates include: Daniel Ellsberg (USA), Vandana Shiva (India), Wangari Maathai (Kenya) and Ken Saro-Wiwa (Nigeria).

The Award will be presented at a ceremony in the Swedish Parliament on December 7, 2012, at 4 pm (ATT: time changed!). It is hosted by the Society for the Right Livelihood Award in the Swedish Parliament. A press conference with the 2012 Laureates will take place on December 6 at 9.30 am.

Birgit Jaeckel, Communications Consultant
Phone: +46 8 70 20 340

Cell phone: +49 170 24 49 348

No comments:

Post a Comment

Please restrict your comment to the subject matter.