Peace Palace

Carnegie Wateler Peace Prize 2022

Award Ceremony Information

Date: Thursday 3 November 2022

Time: 16.30h – 18.30h (CET)
Registration from 15:45h. Please bring a valid ID.
No parking available.


Arrival and registration of guests
Refreshments in the Entrance Hall

Opening doors Great Hall of Justice

Start of the ceremony and word of welcome

Speech by Mariëlle Vavier

Speech by Mr. Piet Hein Donner, Chairman of the Carnegie Foundation

Highlighting Youth Carnegie Peace Prize laureate 2021 Rhea Mahanta, The Peacebuilding Project

Jury report by Dr. Elisabeth Wesseling-van Gent, Chair of the Carnegie Wateler Peace Prize Committee

Presenting the Carnegie Wateler Peace Prize 2022 to the laureate

Speech ‘The lesser evil’ by Dr. David Harland, representing the laureate

17.00h – 18.30h
Conclusion of the ceremony and reception

The Laureate
The Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD) is a private diplomacy organization based in Geneva that aims to prevent, mitigate, and resolve armed conflict through dialogue and mediation.

For a brief overview of HD’s highlights and insights – click here.

The Carnegie Wateler Peace Prize
Every two years, the Carnegie Wateler Peace Prize is awarded by the Board of the Carnegie Foundation to a person or an institution furthering the peace ideal, “in whatever way, by word or deed in the form of international action, in literature, or the arts”. The prize was initiated by Dutch banker Johan Wateler and entrusted to the Carnegie Foundation. Find out more here.