Dr. ElBaradei Awarded Indira Gandhi Peace Prize

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The Prize was awarded by an International Jury chaired by India's Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh. In the photo, India Gate in New Delhi (Photo: Wikipedia)

21 November 2008 | On 19 November, Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei was awarded the 2008 Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development for "his impassioned opposition to the use of nuclear energy for military purposes and his steadfast espousal of the peaceful uses of nuclear energy, sustained over many years".

The Prize was awarded by an International Jury chaired by India's Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh.

Previous recipients include Hamid Karzai, President of Afghanistan; Kofi Annan, former Secretary General of the UN; and Jimmy Carter, thirty-ninth President of the USA, among others.

Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei, IAEA Director General