The Peace Pole, a hand crafted monument, was given to the WTO for
“its leadership and achievements for the improvement of welfare of
the peoples living in the WTO member states and for ensuring and
improving the multilateral trading system”.
an awards ceremony held in the WTO’s inner courtyard, Mr. Moore
received the Peace Pole from Mr. Hiroo Saionji, President of the Goi
Peace Pole award was recently given to the United Nations, the United
Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Bank.
Goi Peace Foundation is an international organization founded in Japan
and working with UNESCO. Peace Poles are handcrafted monuments which
serve as symbols of peace and friendship among peoples. To date, more
than 200,000 Peace Poles, planted in 180 countries, can be found in
national parliaments, governmental offices, international
organizations and other public places.