ISSUE47: SEPTEMBER-DECEMBER 2007
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UNU Council chair Dhanapala wins IPB Peace Prize
The International Peace Bureau (IPB) has awarded its annual Peace Prize to Jayantha Dhanapala, the respected Sri Lankan diplomat and chair of the United Nations University Council.
Ambassador Dhanapala was honoured for his dedication to the cause of disarmament and his initiatives towards creating the Central Asian Nuclear-Weapons Free Zone.
Announcing the award, the IPB said:
"Jayantha Dhanapala, like Sean MacBride, is a remarkable figure on
the world stage. His diplomatic career has been a distinguished one.
Dhanapala has made disarmament his special field of expertise and he had
the honour of presiding over the historic 1995 NPT Review and Extension
Conference – and managed to find an ingenious solution acceptable to all
when most observers felt the conference was deadlocked."
He was recently elected President of the Pugwash conferences on Science and World Affairs.
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