The Foundation’s principal purpose is to bestow the Right Livelihood Award. The Award is supported by a thorough research and selection process of nominations from around the world, which are considered by an international Jury, and culminates with the annual Award Presentation. Our 170 Laureates come from all walks of life: they are farmers, teachers, doctors or, simply, concerned citizens. For many Laureates the prize money meant a major boost to their work, and some have even credited the Right Livelihood Award with saving their life.

Continue reading about the Award and all its Laureates.