Nelson Mandela, President of the African National Congress, and Frederik W. De Klerk, President of the Republic of South Africa
"( ... ) For their contribution to international peace, to encourage them to continue in their effort and as a tribute to what they have done to educate their people towards an understanding and towards an overcoming of prejudice that many would not have thought possible a few short years ago."
- Address by Mr Abdou Diouf, President of the Republic of Senegal, Patron of the Prize (in French only):
- Dr Henry Kissinger, President of the Jury, announcing the prizewinners. UNESCO, Paris, 27 June 1991.
- Address by Mr Frederik W. De Klerk, President of the Republic of South Africa, 1991 Prizewinner
- Address by Mr Nelson Mandela, President of the African National Congress, 1991 Prizewinner
The Award Ceremony of the Prize was held on 3 February 1992 at UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, and was attended by several personalities including:
- Mr Abdou Diouf, President of the Republic of Senegal, Patron of the Prize ; - Ms Marie Bernard-Meunier, Chairperson of the Executive Board ;
- Dr Henry A. Kissinger, Chairman of the Jury ;
- Mr Balla Keita, Minister of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire ;
- Mr Jacques Chirac, Former Prime Minister, Mayor of Paris ;
- Dr A. W. M. Burger, Ambassador of South Africa to France ;
- Mr Jean-Christophe Mitterrand, Adviser to the French President on African Matters ;
- Mr Jean Foyer, Vice-Chairman of the Jury ;
- Mr Abdus Salam, Vice-Chairman of the Jury ;
- Mr Mohammed Hassan El-Zayyat, Member of the Jury ;
- Mr Mohammed Bedjaoui, Member of the Jury ;
- Mr Iba Der Thiam, Member of the Jury ;
- Mr Misael Pastrana Borrero, Member of the Jury ;
- Mr Federico Mayor, Director-General of UNESCO ;
- Mr Alioune Traoré, Executive Secretary Prize.
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