Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Peace Medal launched

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Peace Medal

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Peace Medal

The Government of Bangladesh has officially launched the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Peace Medal, an initiative aimed at recognizing and honoring significant contributions to world peace, human rights, and the alleviation of hunger and poverty. The Cabinet, presided over by the Prime Minister, approved the draft of the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Peace Medal Policy-2024 on Monday, May 20, 2024.

Details of the Medal

The Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Peace Medal will be awarded every two years to individuals who have made outstanding contributions in the aforementioned fields. The key details of the award include:

  1. Frequency: The award will be announced every two years on March 17, coinciding with the birth anniversary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The first award ceremony will take place on May 23, 2025.
  2. Eligibility: Citizens of any country, including Bangladesh, are eligible for the medal. Nominees can include presidents, prime ministers, social workers, politicians, and other distinguished individuals.
  3. Nomination Process: Nobel laureates and heads of embassies located in Bangladesh can propose nominees from their respective countries.
  4. Award Composition: The award consists of a 50-gram gold medal made of 18-carat gold and a financial reward equivalent to 100,000 US dollars.
  5. Jury and Administration: An impartial and international jury board will be constituted to select the award recipients. The Cabinet Department will be responsible for performing the secretarial duties related to the award.


The primary objective of the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Peace Medal is to honor and encourage efforts towards global peace, human rights advocacy, and the fight against hunger and poverty. This initiative reflects Bangladesh's commitment to fostering international cooperation and recognizing global efforts in these crucial areas.

Statements from the Cabinet Meeting

At the conclusion of the Cabinet meeting, Cabinet Secretary Mahbub Hossain elaborated on the significance and the procedural aspects of the medal. He emphasized the inclusive nature of the award, which welcomes nominations from around the world, thus reinforcing Bangladesh's dedication to international peace and solidarity.

Implementation and Policy

Alongside the approval of the medal, the Cabinet has also committed to formulating a comprehensive policy to govern the nomination, selection, and awarding process. This policy will ensure transparency, impartiality, and international standards in the administration of the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Peace Medal.

The launch of the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Peace Medal marks a significant step for Bangladesh in contributing to global peace and human rights efforts. By recognizing and rewarding exemplary contributions in these fields, Bangladesh aims to inspire further efforts towards a more peaceful and equitable world.


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