Compassion for those forced to flee their homes

Laureaat Freedom from Want Award 1998

Stéphane Hessel Laureaat Freedom from Want Award 1998

He joined the French Resistance during World War II and served in various functions to create a strong United Nations. For his many services as France’s representative to international organizations he was appointed Ambassadeur de France in 1981. For his distinguished diplomatic career in service of the United Nations and human rights and his compassion for those forced to flee their homes.