At the 2018 Four Freedoms Awards ceremony in Middelburg thursday May 16th 2018, all laureates, presenters and other speakers shared their ideas and feelings about the Four Freedoms with the audience. All their inspiring words you can find here on this page.
- Welcome speech by Han Polman, King's Commissioner in Zeeland and chairman of the Roosevelt Foundation
- Speech Christiana Figueres Olsen, Paris Climate Agreement, laureate International Four Freedoms Award
- Speech Erol Önderoğlu, laureate Freedom of Speech Award
- Speech Paride Taban, laureate Freedom of Worship Award
- Speech Urmila Chaudhary, laureate Freedom from Fear Award
- Word of thanks by Han Polman, King's Commissioner in Zeeland and chairman of the Roosevelt Foundation
Emmanuel de Merode could not accept the Award in person because of an attack in Virunga National Park. He spoke to the guests present through a video message