The Aachen Charlemagne prize goes this year to the UN Secretary-General, antónio Guterres. The Portuguese will be honored for his contributions to the European values. Also be used for refugees impressed the Jury.
UN Secretary-General António Guterres receives for its services to the European values of the Charlemagne prize in 2019. In a time of universal rights and democratic principles came under increasing pressure, Guterres, a prominent campaigner for the European model of society, the Charlemagne prize Board of Directors.
Guterres has always been a concern to appoint political populism, racism, xenophobia, and radical extremism, and defeat. He call for solidarity and compassion in everyday life, dialogue and respect across the political divide.
In the complex global world were to implement Guterres, on the basis of European values, especially peace, freedom and democracy."encouragement for those who strive for peace"
The former Portuguese Prime Minister, receives the Charlemagne prize "in recognition of his commitment to the revitalization and strengthening of multilateral cooperation".
Under the UN Secretary-General was adopted in the summer of a world-wide migration Pact. With the controversial Pact for the first time global guidelines for the international migration policy were agreed. He should help to organize the movement of refugees and to strengthen the rights of those Concerned.
The award ceremony should be an encouragement for those who strive for peace, understanding, social and territorial cohesion of the peoples and the well-being of the people, the Board of Directors.
The International Charlemagne prize of Aachen is awarded annually since 1950 for services to European unification. The prize-winners 2018, the French President, Emmanuel Macron. The award ceremony takes place on ascension day (30. May) in the coronation hall of Aachen's town hall.