2005 International Children's Peace Prize ceremony

International Children's Peace Prize

2005

"I want people to understand about AIDS - to be careful and respect AIDS."

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Nkosi Johnson (12)

Winner

Nkosi Johnson (South Africa)

Nobel Peace Laureate

Mikhail Gorbachev

Who were there

At the International Children's Peace Prize 2005, the following speakers were present:

  • Mikhail Gorbachev, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 1990 and Chairman of the Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, Russia
  • Betty Williams - Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 1976, Ireland
  • Mairead Corrigan Maguire - Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 1976, Ireland
  • F.W. de Klerk - Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 1993, South Africa
  • Lech Walesa - Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 1983, Poland
  • Sting – singer, United States
  • Bob Geldof – Man of Peace 2005, Ireland

Winner

The first Children’s Peace Prize in 2005 was dedicated posthumously to Nkosi Johnson for his work and dedication to offer a more dignified existence to South African children and their mothers with hiv and aids. The prize was presented by Nobel Peace Laureate Mikhail Gorbachev to Nkosi’s foster mother Gail Johnson and his little foster brother Thabo during the Nobel for Peace Summit in Rome.

Project

Nkosi's Haven

To mark the occasion of the dedication of the first International Children’s Peace Prize in 2005 to Nkosi Johnson, KidsRights continues to support Nkosi’s Haven – the project for mothers with aids and their children, which Nkosi and his foster mother, Gail Johnson, started during his short lifetime. Nkosi’s Haven offers joined care to mothers with aids and their children, preserving the relationship between mother and child for as long as possible.