● H.E. Samdech Hun Sen (70 years old, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia) selected for outstanding leadership for the development of Southeast Asia and supporting the new peace process on the Korean peninsula
● Award ceremony to be held on Saturday, February 12 at 9:30 AM at the HJ Global Art Center
On February 7, 2022, the Sunhak Peace Prize Foundation (Chairman Thomas G. Walsh, Chairman of Universal Peace Federation International) announced that H.E. Samdech Hun Sen (70 years old, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia) was selected as the recipient of the 2022 Founders’ Special Honorary Award.
He was recognized for his outstanding leadership for the sustainable development of Southeast Asia and his role as co-chairman of the ‘Summit for Peace on the Korean Peninsula in supporting the new peace process on the Korean peninsula proposed by Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon.’
Dr. Youngho Yun, Director-General of the Universal Peace Federation said, “The founder has emphasized that peaceful interdependence, mutual prosperity, and universally shared values are essential in order to build a world of everlasting peace. Prime Minister Hun Sen is practicing those values to build a path toward a brighter future in Southeast Asia and the Korean Peninsula.”
H.E. Samdech Hun Sen has promoted international cooperation for peace by actively participating in various international forums and peace initiatives, including the Universal Peace Federation (UPF), demonstrating outstanding leadership especially for the sustainable development of Southeast Asia.
The Kingdom of Cambodia held chairmanship of the Association of South-east Asian Nations (ASEAN) in 2002, 2012, and 2022 and hosted the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) in 2021, promoting multilateral cooperation for the peace and progress in Asia.
In particular, Prime Minister Hun Sen has shown continuous leadership for the prosperity of the six Mekong basin countries (China, Cambodia, Thailand, and Myanmar) that have suffered from poverty as a result of the aftermath of the war that lasted decades. He is taking the lead in bridging the gap between Mekong countries and building a prosperous Southeast Asian community by leveraging its natural and human resources.
Above all, Prime Minister Hun Sen served as the co-chair of the Korean Peninsula Peace Summit in line with the Heavenly Unified Korea peace regime proposed by Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon as a new peace process on the Korean Peninsula. The Summit for Peace on the Korean Peninsula is an international organization launched in September 2021 by leaders and intellectuals from 157 nations that have diplomatic ties between North and South Korea for peace on the Korean peninsula. He has been working with worldwide leaders to work together and create a breakthrough in the deadlock relationship between North and South Korea.
The Summit for Peace on the Korean Peninsula held an international conference in honor of the vision of Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon and Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon, who dedicated their lives for peace and reunification of the Korean peninsula. Rev. Moon and Dr. Moon have risked their lives to enter North Korea and hold a peace summit with Kim Il-sung, the first Supreme Leader of North Korea.
The 2022 Founders’ Special Honorary Award Ceremony will be held and streamed live on Saturday, February 12 at 10:00 AM at the HJ Global Art Center.