Mediators Beyond Borders International is both honored and humbled to announce that MBBI has been 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 will be presented on September 23, 2020, and we encourage you to attend the celebration. 

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 will be the centerpiece of a week of engaging activities.

Monday, September 21, is the UN Day of Peace, which will begin our week of highlighting and celebrating the many many accomplishments of our global community. There will be a social media engagement on the question, How are you CALM in this time.

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

  • Highlights include MBBI speakers from Europe, East Africa, North America, Australia, the Middle East, West Africa, South America, and MBBI Partners
  • Conflict analysis of the US
  • The announcement of the 2021 Congress Theme in Quito, Ecuador.

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

Register today for the MBBI 2020 Cyber Congress: C.A.L.M.

Your registration includes all of the bullet points above and every activity from Monday the 21-Friday the 25, and a certificate of appreciation for your invaluable support of MBBI, which coincides with the IAP Award Ceremony. Register here for the Full Event.