|November 5, 2010, the Prize Jury, presided by Jacques Chirac, will distinguish new laureates for the Prize for Conflict Prevention at the musée du quai Branly in Paris.|
“Economic and financial crises, climate and environmental issues, developmental ruptures, and access to wealth: our world is currently facing major challenges which, if we do not rise to the occasion, may topple many states into violence. The wars of the last century have left still open wounds and half extinguished embers.
A spark could set them off again. Across the globe, identities and economic frustrations are manipulated to fan confrontation. States and international institutions seek to stop the spiral of violence between nations but are often powerless when it comes to civil war.
Many men and women, however, are trying to intervene before it is too late. They are barely known and often far too alone. With its Prize for Conflict Prevention, the Fondation Chirac aims to help these individuals gain exposure and give them additional resources to continue their efforts.”
President of the Fondation Chirac
Members of the Jury presided by Jacques Chirac
- Boutros Boutros-Ghali / Secretary General of the United Nations from 1992 to 1996
- Michel Camdessus / Managing Director of The International Monetary Fund from 1987 to 2000
- Joaquim Alberto Chissano / President of the “Chissano Foundation”, President of the Republic of Mozambique from 1986 to 2005
- Federico Mayor / Director General of UNESCO from 1987 to 1999
- Jorge Sampaio / President of Portugal from 1996 to 2006, High Representative of the UN Secretary-General for the Alliance of Civilizations
- Ismaïl Serageldin / Director of the library of Alexandria
- Simone Veil / Former French Minister, Member of the Académie Française
- Vaira Vike Freiberga / President of the Republic of Latvia from 1999 to 2007
Honorary Member of the Jury : Rajendra K. Pachauri / 2007 Peace Nobel Price, President of the Intergovernmental Panel of Experts on Climate Change (IPCC)