Recognitions to our founder Emeritus Bishop Paride Taban


2016 Recocile International - Peace Institute
awarded 30th August a recognition and honour to

Bishop Emeritus
Paride Taban
Kenyi Abraham



Reconcile award
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2013 Sergio Vieira de Mello Prize  will be awarded to Emeritus Bishop Paride Taban on 1rst March in Geneva

From annoncement on 8th February 2013: 

Geneva - A bishop from South Sudan was Thursday named winner of a UN peace prize in recognition of his efforts to build trust among warring communities in the conflict-torn region.
Bishop Emeritus Paride Taban won the 2013 Sergio Vieira de Mello Prize for his work at the Holy Trinity Peace Village in Kuron, in the east of South Sudan.
Set up in 2005, the village brings together people from different tribes and faiths who have been in conflict for years over cattle rustling.
"The fact that this village is now seen as an example of reconciliation and peace will encourage other communities to follow a similar approach in other areas of conflict in South Sudan and beyond," said Laurent Vieira de Mello, president of the prize foundation and eldest son of the late Sergio Vieira de Mello.
A Brazilian, Vieira de Mello, the UN's former human rights chief, was killed in a bombing in Iraq in 2003.
The prize is awarded annually to an individual, community or institution seen as having made an exceptional contribution to reconciliation of communities or groups in conflict, and whose example can be duplicated elsewhere.
The jury includes the UN's refugee agency and human rights chiefs.
Taban is due to receive the award - which includes a symbolic sum of €4 000 - from UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon at a 1 March ceremony in Geneva.
See also this link from BBC World Service.


2011 Emeritus Bishop Paride Taban received the prize Help for Self Help

see our announcement from the award ceremony


2005 Certificate of Regonition of Service - issued by First Vice President of Sudan and President of Government of Southern Sudan

General Salva Kiir Mayardit


2004 Souvenir from Madi Community

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