It has been an honor to receive these awards from people in many countries. Even though they bear my name, I feel they belong to all those who have helped with efforts for peace in the past, those who are making such efforts today and those who will continue with them in the future.

Here are some of the awards I’ve received.

Ambassador for Peace

  • 2006: Title first conferred by Pierre Weil, rector of the International University of Peace, UNIPAZ Florianopolis, Brazil
  • 2007: Designated Ambassador of Peace for the Basilicata Region of Italy by the governor, and the City of Sondrio, Italy
  • 2011: Appointed by Gianni Pittella MEP, 1st Vice President of the European Parliament, as “Ambassador for Peace” on behalf of the Brussels Declaration Pledge to Peace, signed at the European Parliament in 2011
  • 2012: Acknowledgement as Brussels Declaration Ambassador of Peace, Italian Senate
  • 2013: Acknowledgement as Ambassador of Peace, National Agrarian University, La Molina, Peru

International Achievement Awards

  • 2006: Distinguished International Humanitarian Achievement Award by Mary Singletary, President of the National Council of Women, New York, New York
  • 2012: Lifetime Achievement Award granted by Asia Pacific Brands Foundation, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • 2013: Bharat Gaurav Award and Certificate awarded by India International Friendship Society, New Delhi, India
  • 2015: Order for International Merit of Blood from International Federation of Blood Donor Organizations

Resolutions, proclamations

  • Governors of Michigan, New Hampshire, New Mexico, and New York. General Assembly of the State of Connecticut; Court of Common Council, Hartford, Connecticut; Pennsylvania House of Representatives; Rhode Island General Assembly; Wisconsin Legislature. Mayors of Boston, Massachusetts; Los Angeles, California; Buffalo, New York; Boulder, Colorado; Miami, Florida; Fort Lee, New Jersey; San Francisco, California

Honors from cities

  • Keys to cities: New York City, New York; New Orleans, Louisiana; Oakland, California; Kyoto, Japan; Detroit, Michigan; Miami, Florida; Miami Beach, Florida; Tainan, Taiwan; Corleone, Agrigento, Padova, Palermo, Mazara del Vallo, and Segesta, Sicily, Italy. Freedom of the City of London
  • Honorary citizenship of the city of São Paulo, Brazil 2013
  • The Staffs of Power and Distinguished Guest Diplomas from the cities of Otavalo, Ecuador, and Cusco, Peru 2013
  • Honorary Diploma and Medal from the University of San Antonio, Cusco, Peru 2013

Letters of appreciation and honors

  • City of Atlanta, Georgia; United States Library of Congress; National Geographic Society; Vermont Historical Society; and from Franco Marini, President of the Italian Senate

Special honors given by government officials

  • Augusta, Maine; Denver, Colorado; Los Angeles, California; Portland, Oregon; Quito, Ecuador; San Francisco, California; Trieste, Italy; Province of Potenza, Italy; Regional Council of Basilicata and Region of Basilicata, Italy; Province of Padua, Italy. Honorary citizenship granted by mayors of Agrigento, Corleone, and Mazarro del Vallo, Italy. Honorary Mayoralty of the City granted by the mayor of San Antonio, Texas

Words of Peace TV Program

  • Awarded twice by the Brazilian Association of Community Television Channels for Words of Peace, a weekly series featuring my message of peace.
  • Chosen by Promovision Viewers  as Favorite TV Program in Mexico
  • Won first place honors in the 2007 Community Access Magic (CAM) Awards, sponsored by CTV, USA