World Peace Prize for Labor Leader Tefere Gebre

World Peace Prize for Labor Leader Tefere Gebre

Press advisory/reminder

CAPITOL HILL. Tuesday, November 28, 2017— As was first announced on September 12, Tefere Gebre, Executive Vice President, AFLO-CIO, will be awarded the World Peace Prize on Tuesday, December 5.

The presentation ceremony will take place at 2:30 PM in the George Meany Room, AFL-CIO Headquarters, 815 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20006.

Fr. Sean Mc Manus — President of the Capitol Hill-based Irish National Caucus and Chief Judge of the World Peace Prize Awarding Council (WPPAC)— said: “I have the honor of being the Chief Judge of the World Peace Prize Awarding Council (headquartered in Seoul, South Korea), and was pleased be able to propose Tefere Gebre on the basis that if one works in solidarity for justice for working men and women, one is, indeed, working for peace. I was delighted that our 14-member panel of international and interfaith judges unanimously agreed. We strongly believe that the Labor Movement should be recognized as powerfully contributing to world peace—based on solidarity, equality, and justice for all.”

Fr. Mc Manus continued: “Ethiopian-born Tefere became the first immigrant, political refugee, black man and local labor council leader elected as a national officer of the AFL-CIO. That is a significant, compelling narrative and a timely metaphor for today’s America and for today’s world—making him a most worthy recipient of the 2017 World Peace Prize, ‘Roving Ambassador for Peace.’”

The World Peace Prize was initiated in Seoul, South Korea in 1989 by the visionary Reverend Dr. Han Min Su, a Presbyterian Minister who has dedicated his life to promoting world peace by bringing together East and West and representatives of all the major world religions: Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Catholicism, Protestantism, Orthodox and Zoroastrianism.


Fr. Sean Mc Manus


Irish National Caucus

World Peace Prize

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Washington, DC 20003-0849

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