CND vice-president and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has been awarded the Séan MacBride Peace Prize ‘for his sustained and powerful political work for disarmament and peace.’
He was handed the award at a ceremony in Geneva on Saturday 8th December.
Organisers of the award – the International Peace Bureau (IPB) – said Jeremy Corbyn is ‘an active member, vice-chair and now vice-president of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament in the UK, he has for many years worked to further the political message of nuclear disarmament.
‘As an MP in the UK he has, for 34 years taken that work for justice, peace and disarmament to the political arena both in and outside of Parliament. He has ceaselessly stood by the principles, which he has held for so long, to ensure true security and wellbeing for all – for his constituents, for the citizens of the UK and for the people of the world.’
The IPB’s web site describes the the Séan MacBride Peace Prize as ‘an annual award given to individuals or organizations who have demonstrated outstanding work for peace, disarmament or human rights.’
In an interview conducted after the ceremony by IPB co-president Reiner Braun, Corbyn said that supporting the UN nuclear weapons ban treaty was a priority.