A push for First Nations recognition in the Constitution has been awarded Australia’s only international prize for peace – the Sydney Peace Prize.
The Uluru Statement from the Heart has been named winner of the 2021-22 Sydney Peace Prize, for its offer of peace from First Nations People to all Australians.
Calling for the establishment of a ‘First Nations Voice enshrined in the Constitution’, the Uluru Statement was voted winner of Australia’s only international prize for peace from over 200 community nominations.
The Sydney Peace Prize, which will be awarded to the Uluru Statement at an official ceremony on Thursday, 10 November, will be accepted by Alyawarre woman Pat Anderson AO, Cobble Cobble woman Professor Megan Davis, and Guugu Yimidhirr man and University of Sydney Law School alum Noel Pearson, who have played significant roles over many years shaping and advancing the aspirations in the Statement within Community and generally.
Sydney Peace Prize
The Sydney Peace Prize is a prize awarded annually by the Sydney Peace Foundation at the University of Sydney. It recognises leading global voices that promote peace, justice, and nonviolence. Former winners include Patrick Dodson, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Arundhati Roy, Mary Robinson, Noam Chomsky, Naomi Klein, Professor Joseph Stiglitz, the Black Lives Matter Global Network, and the #MeToo Movement.
For over two decades, the Sydney Peace Prize has been awarded in partnership with the City of Sydney.