Necessary help to millions

Laureaat Freedom from Want Award 1994

Sadako Ogata Laureaat Freedom from Want Award 1994

In 1990 she became United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, after having served her country in various capacities at the United Nations. She published widely on foreign relations and served in many committees on international humanitarian issues. For her determination to bring the necessary help to millions of refugees and her international leadership in alerting the world to its humanitarian responsibilities.