CNN’s 25th International Day of Peace honourees announced

Image copyright CNN Image caption Paul Murphy launched WaterAid UK in 1990

Other international honourees include world peace icon Desmond Tutu

The International Day of Peace was established by the United Nations in 1990 and recognised for the first time in 2019.

CNN has honoured ten people and organisations for making the world a better place this year.

It will launch a new series, CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute, on 18 February.

The series will feature some of the annual honourees.

Find out who will be honoured and watch a special live edition of CNN Heroes, hosted by British actor Riz Ahmed, on 20 February from 10pm GMT.

‘Human rights will be championed’

The recipients of CNN’s Creative Impact Awards are:

US: The Hispanic Federation – Hispanic Service

US: Local Heroes – USAID – US Agency for International Development

UK: Choo Choo Train – Small Bus Charity

US: Saving a Life Project – Green and Healthy Cities Initiative – STIHUB

Image copyright CNN Image caption Guardian columnist Dinah ML Murdoch was selected in the environment category

France: Gender Equality – Circles for Women, France (NGO)

Image copyright CNN Image caption Yunus Kuciak, a refugee from Burma, was also selected for her work in Asia

China: Garuda Civil Aviation – Garuda Low Cost Division

South Africa: Sun City Resort and Casino – A Foundation for Children

Argentina: Fotolia (Les Fotidians Enchères) – Future Fitness Foundation

Image copyright CNN Image caption Madhusudhan Das Chadi (left) and Ashish Grover were included in the news category

France: Rhino Conservation

United States: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

Image copyright CNN Image caption Laura Miser and her foundation focus on gender inequality

Benin: Pursuing Peace – Lost & Found Africa

Image copyright CNN Image caption Yong Nachie Lee serves as a volunteer at Shaolin Temple

Spain: Ali Eximb-Adel

Nigeria: Asiko Benson

USA: American Conservation Partnership

Image copyright CNN Image caption Priscilla Veitch Smith (left) supports other female entrepreneurs

Belarus: Eulemin Research Centre

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