Princess Lalla Hasnaa received the Goi Peace Foundation’s annual international award in Tokyo.

By on November 23, 2018

Princess Lalla Hasnaa received the Goi Peace Foundation’s annual international award in Tokyo. Princess Lalla Hasnaa has received the award at a ceremony during the Goi Peace Foundation Forum 2018, to be held at Nikkei Hall in Tokyo on November 23, 2018.

 

Established by the Goi Peace Foundation in 2000, the Goi Peace Award is an international award presented annually to honor individuals and organizations in various fields that have made outstanding contributions toward the realization of a peaceful and harmonious world as envisioned in the Declaration for All Life on Earth.

The selection committee has chosen Princess Lalla Hasnaa for the Goi Peace Award in honor of her leadership in promoting the protection of the environment and improving people’s quality of life, particularly through education and advocacy for sustainable development.

Hiroo Saionji, chairman of the Board of Directors of the Goi Peace Foundation, which was established in 1999 with the aim of promoting dialogue and initiatives for peace, presented the award to Princess Lalla Hasnaa, Chairwoman of the Mohammed VI Foundation for Environment Protection.

The Goi Peace Foundation’s philosophy and action are based in particular on the “Declaration for All Life on Earth”, which sets out the principles of global responsibility for building a peaceful and sustainable world in the 21st century.

In a speech on the occasion, Princess Lalla Hasnaa stressed the importance of developing “rules and regulations, even restrictions to protect our environment, and safeguard the remarkable diversity of the planet.”

“What is essential (…) is to contribute to the emergence of a different world – a world based on cooperation, in which the responsibility for environmental protection, is shared by all, requiring equal effort from all of us,” said the princess.

“With regards to the immense challenge of protecting the environment, a task which involves all citizens, education should come before all other means and considerations,” she added. In view of the urgency of the situation, the princess said that “it would be more beneficial and effective to give proper education to our children, instill in them another culture, and foster a different relationship with the world, and towards others.”

The commitment to the education of children, which Princess Lalla Hasnaa defends on a daily basis with her Foundation, is consistent with  the Goi Peace Foundation’s philosophy. stands for.

In 2014, the two Foundations naturally began a cooperation that takes the form of twinning schools in Japan and Morocco and is reflected in the sharing of experiences for the protection of the Environment.

On the sidelines of the award ceremony, which took place in the presence of high-ranking Moroccan and Japanese personalities and ambassadors from 46 countries, Lalla Hasnaa posed for a souvenir photo with the winners of the International Essay Contest for Young People in the children and youth categories.

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