International Advocate for Peace Award

Mediators Beyond Borders International is both honored and humbled to announce that MBBI was selected for the 2020 International Advocate for Peace Award, for our members’ exemplary work in the field of conflict resolution. Past recipients of this award include world leaders like Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, Leymah Gbowee, Desmond Tutu, and Paul McCartney. The award was presented on September 23, 2020. Read the transcript of the awards ceremony here.


The Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution (CJCR) is recognized as one of the world’s preeminent legal journals of arbitration, negotiation, and mediation, and the Journal bestows the International Advocate for Peace Award.


Awards like this are made possible because of our members, their service, and their support. Our members’ work and experience from around the world include brokering peace agreements in the midst of the pandemic, reintegrating former combatants, creatively countering hate and extremism, instituting national policy change, and advancing peacebuilding in these perilous times. Your stories are inspiring.  


The award ceremony itself was the centerpiece of a week of engaging activities.


Monday, September 21, the UN Day of Peace, began our week of highlighting and celebrating the many accomplishments of our global community.

On Tuesday, September 22-Thursday September 24 we hosted the MBBI 2020 Cyber Congress: C.A.L.M. CALM stands for Connected in Adversity, Leadership in Mediation. It was a virtual and global congress to listen to the stories directly from MBBI’s communities as the IAP Award Ceremony.

  • Highlights included MBBI speakers from Europe, East Africa, North America, Australia, the Middle East, West Africa, South America, and MBBI Partners

  • An EWER Conflict analysis of the US

Friday, September 25, is the UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) day where we emphasized how the work MBBI and our community of peacebuilders help to accomplish the SDGs.