Arsal (Lebanon) is the winner of the 2019 UCLG Peace Prize! We would like to congratulate Arsal and its Mayor Mr. Basel Al Houjairy and we hope that many will follow suit in Arsal’s great efforts in peace-building and conflict prevention.
Since the 7th of November it is possible to apply for the second edition of the UCLG Peace Prize, to be handed out in 2019. The Peace Prize aims at creating momentum for local governments worldwide that implement strategies for conflict prevention, peace-building and post-conflict reconstruction. The Prize celebrates successful initiatives undertaken by local governments and stimulates others to follow suit.
The high-level jury of the UCLG City of Bogotá Peace Prize has selected the five finalists for the prize. The Peace Prize is a triennial award for local governments that have implemented innovative initiatives in conflict prevention, conflict resolution or peace building, that have proven to have had a significant positive impact.