Sri Chinmoy offers the U Thant Peace Award to the United Nations Development Programme, which was accepted by Dr. Uner Kirdar, at a ceremony held on U Thant Island in the East River opposite the United Nations building in New York.


“It is the greatest honour which has been granted through me to UNDP today, with this award named after our late Secretary-General U Thant. We consider this award as a symbol of the service rendered on the part of the United Nations for humanity. We are very privileged, honoured and indebted to you today for what you have granted us.”

— Uner Kirdar
Director of Division of External Relations
and Governing Council Secretariat
United Nations Development Programme