Laureates since 1982
PRINCESS JULIANA OF THE NETHERLANDS
International Four Freedoms Award
Born in 1909. She ascended the throne in 1948 and reigned for 32 years. She had a personal relationship with the Roosevelts, which was established during World War II. In 1980 she abdicated in favor of her daughter Beatrix. Her reign as Queen of The Netherlands reflected her commitment to the democratic values represented by the Four Freedoms. President Roosevelt's personal friendship and admiration for Princess Juliana and her family add a special dimension to this award.
MAX VAN DER STOEL
Freedom of Speech and Expression Award
Born in Voorschoten, the Netherlands, in 1924. From 1960 to 1982 he was a member of the Dutch Parliament. He served twice as Minister of Foreign Affairs. He also served as a member of the European Parliament and the United Nations Commission for Human Rights. For his courageous and independent voice which has spoken effectively and eloquently in the defense of human rights.
WILLEM A. VISSER 'T HOOFT
Freedom of Worship Award
Born in Haarlem, the Netherlands, in 1900. From 1924 to 1938 he was Secretary General of various Christian youth organizations, and from 1948 to 1966 he served as the first Secretary General of the World Council of Churches. For his eminent, contributions to the ecumenical movement and to the definition of universal moral values.
H. JOHANNES WITTEVEEN
Freedom from Want Award
Born in Zeist, the Netherlands, in 1921. From 1958 to 1973 he was with intervals member of the Dutch Parliament and from 1973 to 1978 Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund. For his work in building and sustaining an international financial structure to assist the industrial nations in fulfilling their responsibilities to the developing countries.
J. HERMAN VAN ROIJEN
Freedom from Fear Award
Born in Constantinople, Turkey, in 1905. He has been Ambassador of the Netherlands in Ottawa, Washington, London and Saudi Arabia and headed the Dutch delegation at conferences with Indonesia. For his work in the development of the United Nations and his leadership in urging effective measures to bring about arms control.