UCLG Peace Prize 2019

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Local and regional governments are invited to participate in the UCLG Peace Prize, which every three years rewards successful initiatives undertaken by local governments worldwide that implement strategies for conflict prevention, peacebuilding and post-conflict reconstruction, and to encourage others to follow suit. Moreover, it aims at generating international public attention to innovative and high impact initiatives by local governments towards peacebuilding and the creation of dialogue.

The objective of this Prize is to acknowledge the important but often neglected role of local governments as actors in peacebuilding, thus providing a more effective approach to conflict resolution. In conflict situations, local governments have an important role to play: they must ensure that service delivery to citizens is maintained despite a difficult context, and they must promote and facilitate peace as an alternative to violent conflict.

United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) represents and defends the interests of local governments on the world stage, regardless of the size of the communities they serve. Headquarter is based in Barcelona.

The deadline for submitting an application is April 30th, 2019.

More information regarding the Peace Prize and an information video can be found here.

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