Join us in celebrating the 2019 Laureates of the Right Livelihood Award, widely known as the ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’, and their inspiring solutions to some of the most urgent challenges of our time.
Introductory remarks by Kate Gilmore, United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights
Aminatou Haidar (Western Sahara): for her steadfast nonviolent action, despite imprisonment and torture, in pursuit of justice and self-determination for the people of Western Sahara.
Guo Jianmei (China): for her pioneering and persistent work in securing women’s rights in China.
Greta Thunberg (Sweden): for inspiring and amplifying political demands for urgent climate action reflecting scientific facts.
In lieu of Greta Thunberg: Susanna Hecht, Professor and Associated Faculty of the Centre for International Environmental Studies, the Graduate Institute, Geneva and Josselin Stone, Co-Founder and Co-President, Student Association « Lycéens Unis pour Demain »
Davi Kopenawa / Hutukara Yanomami Association (Brazil): for their courageous determination to protect the forests and biodiversity of the Amazon, and the lands and culture of its indigenous peoples.
Chair: Jacqueline Coté, Director of Public Relations, the Graduate Institute, Geneva
This celebratory event is organised in partnership with the Right Livelihood Award Foundation and will include musical interludes.
With the support of the Republic and State of Geneva.