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Who has been awarded the UNESCO Peace Prize 2022 for "her efforts to welcome refugees"?
Annalena Baerbock
Angela Merkel
Irene Kasner
Ursula von der Leyen

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Angela Merkel

Former German chancellor "Angela Merkel" has been awarded the 2022 Unesco Peace Prize for "her efforts to welcome refugees"
"All the members of the jury were touched by her courageous decision in 2015 to welcome more than 1.2 million refugees, notably from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Eritrea. This is the legacy she leaves," jury president and 2018 Nobel Peace Prize winner Denis Mukwege said on Tuesday(23rd Aug 2022). 
The director general of the UN cultural organization, Audrey Azoulay, also praised Merkel, saying her win serves as a reminder "that the way in which we treat migrants and refugees is a critical issue"
The honour, which is officially called Felix Houphouet-Boigny-Unesco Peace Prize, is named after the former president of Ivory Coast.
It has been awarded each year since 1989 to individuals, organisations or institutions that have made a special effort to promote, research or secure peace..

Source : Deccan Herald

Published On : August 25, 2022
Category : Awards