Gautam Buddha International Peace Award

Concept Paper

Background

The First World Buddhist Summit held in December 1998 unanimously passed a declaration designating Lumbini, Nepal, the birthplace of Lord Gautam Buddha, as the fountain of World Peace. It also passed a resolution to establish an International Peace Prize named after Lord Gautam Buddha.

The  Gautam  Buddha  International  Peace  Award  was  formally  announced  by  the Government of Nepal in 2002. Its objective is to recognize and honor individuals and institutions around the world that have made a significant contribution to peace and nonviolence inspired by the teachings and messages of Lord Buddha.

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