|Awarded for||Promoting a model of good governance in Africa
Developing Senegal as a model democratic country through the reduction of the presidential term and reformation of the Plan Senegal Emergent
- • Institute of Earth Sciences Bachelor of Geological Engineering and Geophysics (Senegal)
- • Graduated from Higher National School of Petroleum and Engines (ENSPM) (France)
- • Graduated from the French Institute of Petroleum (France)
- • Doctor Honoris Causa, University of Abomey Calvy (Benin)
- • Doctor Honoris Causa, Swiss UMEF University (Switzerland)
- • Doctor Honoris Causa, Puk yong National University (South Korea)
- • Doctor Honoris Causa, Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM) (France)
- • Honorary member of the French Overseas Scientific Academy (France)
- 2012-Present 4th President of Senegal (re-elected in April, 2019 [58.2% election results]
- 2015- 2016 Chair of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Heads of State and Government Authority
- 2013 Chair of the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) Heads of State and Government Orientation Committee (African Union)
- 2009-2012 Mayor of Fatick
- 2007-2008 Speaker of Parliament of Senegal
- 1998-2008 Chairperson of the Initiative and Strategy Unit
- 2004-2007 Prime Minister of Senegal
- 2003-2004 Senior Minister of the Interior and Local Communities, Spokesperson of the Government
- 2002-2003 Senior Minister of Mines, Energy and Water
- 2001-2002 Minister of Mines, Energy and Water
- 2002 Minister of Mining, Energy, Water, Equipment and Transports
- 2000-2001 Managing Director of Senegal’s Petroleum Company, PETROSEN
- • Grand Cross of the National Order of the Lion (Senegal)
- • Grand Officer of the French Legion of Honor (France)
- • 2016 | U.S.-Africa Business Center Outstanding Leaders’ Award (U.S. Chamber of Commerce)
- • 2013 | Peter Benchley Ocean Awards for Excellence in National Stewardship of the Ocean (USA)
In order to modernize and stabilize democracy in Senegal, President Sall has enforced the Thirteen Reform Measures aimed at strengthening the rule of law and improving the governance structure of public affairs, and has led the fight against corruption by establishing the National Anti-Corruption and Civil Affairs Agency and the National Commission for the Acquisition of Illegal Assets and Restoration of Unrighteous Gains. His firm will and practice of good governance is leading West Africa to stabilize democracy.
President Sall is also chairman of the National and Government Leaders Orientation Committee of the African Union’s Development Organization (NEPAD), which has greatly improved the transportation infrastructure in Africa by building roads, bridges, highways, production tracks, TERs (local express trains), as well as the Air Seagen SA airlines and Sénégambie bridges.
Awarding of Medal and Plaque to Macky Sall
Founder Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon is presenting the medal to Amadou Ba on behalf of Senegalese President Macky Sall.
ⓒ 2020. Sunhak Peace Prize
Committee Chairman Dr. Il Sik Hong is presenting a plaque to Amadou Ba on behalf of Senegalese President Macky Sall.
ⓒ 2020. Sunhak Peace Prize
Video of the Awarding
- A video of Senegalese President Macky Sall's award speech is being shown at the 2020 Sunhak Peace Prize Awards.
ⓒ 2020. Sunhak Peace Prize
Video of Acceptance Speech
The health situation which has put the international community in a state of emergency led me to cancel the trip to Seoul I was preparing myself for.
It is with the deepest regret that I was not able to join you personally as I had planned.
I would like to thank my Korean counterpart President Moon Jae In for all the preparations he made for my visit.
It is with deep reverence that I salute the memory of Rev. Sun Myung Moon whose centenary we celebrate this year.
He was a visionary leader and the inspiration behind the Universal Peace Federation.
I would like to offer my highest esteem to the honorable Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon.
For several decades, Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon has been the embodiment of incredible kindness.
Her life demonstrates a profound heart of superlative commitment to the cause of peace and the well-being of humanity.
Her unique ability and lifelong dedication to comfort those in need is leading to the realization of a harmonious global community filled with love.
Her dedication deserves our unending respect and admiration.
I would like to once again extend to her my respect and esteem.
I see the members of the Universal Peace Federation as my associates.
Ladies and gentlemen, in these times of turbulence and uncertainty, there is no task more urgent than fostering dialogue to allay tensions, promote mutual understanding and support the peaceful coexistence of people.
It is with this spirit that in January 2018, Senegal welcomed the inaugural Africa Summit of the Universal Peace Federation.
It is with this similar spirit that I humbly accept the Sunhak Peace Prize that you have awarded me.
It is with humility that I accept this prize because to me, this award is not an end in itself but an encouragement to persevere in the culture of peace and human kinship.
I accept this prize with humility because I recognize the essential blessing this prize brings to the people of Senegal.
Every member of the Senegalese people has always harbored a profound sense of togetherness in their diversity.
This prize is greater than my humble self. it is a prize that honors the people of Senegal and I would like to dedicate it to the people of Senegal.
As I accept this award, I think about all those whose peace is usurped by violence and the vicissitudes of life.
I think about the victims of war and terrorism, about refugees and displaced people, about those suffering from xenophobia and racial discrimination simply because of their origin or the color of their skin. Peace is fragile.
When society is characterized by indifference and the madness of self-centeredness, this society cannot take care of those most in need.
Peace is threatened when extremism of all types manipulates the conscience of people and turns faith into activism to feed ideologies of conflict.
Peace is threatened when some believe they are imbued with the mission of forcing unto others a unique ideology of action and existence.
This stands at odds with the diversity of cultures and civilizations.
It is for all these reasons that we must defend the ideal of a better world for all.
That is why, in agreement with the African Union Commission, I have decided to donate the entire amount of 500,000 USD of the Sunhak Peace Prize to the peace fund of the African Union. I hope for this to promote efforts to realize peace continentally.
This is why, as a laureate of the Sunhak Peace Prize, I will endeavor to stay faithful to the ideal that unites us.
I will endeavor to pursue together with you, our common efforts for the peaceful coexistence among people, cultures and civilizations.
I wish tremendous success at your gathering.