Hilton Humanitarian Prize ceremonies

The Hilton Humanitarian Prize ceremonies are held in conjunction with an international humanitarian symposium sponsored by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation and attended by international dignitaries and leaders from the humanitarian and human rights fields. Archived video and speech transcripts from past ceremonies are available below.

From 2010 through 2012, the Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize was presented to a recipient organization at a dinner ceremony at the Global

 


ECPAT International honored with 2013 Hilton Prize

October 23, 2013 – Waldorf Astoria New York, New York City

ECPAT Official photo web

Dr. Sanjay Gupta delivered the keynote address and Steven M. Hilton presented ECPAT International with the 2013 Hilton Humanitarian Prize at a dinner ceremony at the Waldorf Astoria New York in New York City on October 23.

Keynote speech, Dr. Sanjay Gupta

Acceptance speech, Dorothy Rozga, Executive Director of ECPAT International

ECPAT International video

 


HelpAge International presented with the 2012 Hilton Prize

April 16, 2012 – Global Philanthropy Forum Conference, Washington, D.C.

2012 Hilton Humanitarian Prize Recipient HelpAge International

Robert Zoellick, president of the World Bank, helped present HelpAge International with the 2012 Hilton Humanitarian Prize at a dinner ceremony at the Global Philanthropy Forum in Washington, D.C. on April 16.

Keynote speech, Robert Zoellick

Acceptance speech, Richard Blewitt

HelpAge International video

 


Handicap International Receives 2011 Hilton Prize

April 13, 2011 – Global Philanthropy Forum Conference, Redwood City, CA

2011 Hilton Humanitarian Prize Recipient Handicap International

Michelle Bachelet, Executive Director of UN Women helped present Handicap International with the 2011 Hilton Humanitarian Prize at a dinner ceremony at the Global Philanthropy Forum in Redwood City, California on April 13.

Keynote speech, Michelle Bachelet

Acceptance speech, Jean-Baptiste Richardier

Handicap International video

 


Congratulations to 2010 Hilton Humanitarian Prize recipient Aravind Eye Care System

April 20, 2010 – Global Philanthropy Forum Conference, Redwood City, CA

William H. Foege with Dr. P. Namperumalsamy and Steven M. HiltonOn April 20, 2010, Dr. William H. Foege helped present Aravind Eye Care System with the 2010 Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize at a dinner ceremony at the Global Philanthropy Forum in Redwood City, California.

Keynote speech, Dr. William H. Foege

Acceptance speech, Dr. P. Namperumalsamy

Aravind Eye Care System video

 


Recognizing 2009 Hilton Humanitarian Prize recipient PATH

September 21, 2009 – The Capitol Hilton Hotel, Washington, D.C.

Stven M. Hilton with Dr. Christopher Elias and Professor Muhammad Yunus

On September 21, 2009, 2006 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and former Hilton Humanitarian Prize Juror, Muhammad Yunus, joined the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation in recognizing PATH as the 2009 Hilton Humanitarian Prize recipient during a private luncheon ceremony in Washington, D.C. Pictured from left to right: Steven M. Hilton, Dr. Christopher Elias, Professor Muhammad Yunus.

Keynote speech, Muhammad Yunus

Acceptance speech, Dr. Christopher Elias

PATH video

 


2008 Humanitarian Prize recipient BRAC honored

October 20, 2008 – Batiment des Forces Motrices, Geneva, Switzerland

Steven M. Hilton with Dr. F.H. Abed and Quincy Jones

On October 20, 2008, music-industry legend and renowned humanitarian Quincy Jones helped present the 2008 Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize to BRAC during a private dinner ceremony in Geneva, Switzerland. Pictured from left to right: Steven M. Hilton, Dr. F.H. Abed, Quincy Jones.

Keynote speech, Quincy Jones

Acceptance speech, Dr. Fazle Hasan Abed

BRAC video


Tostan receives 2007 Hilton Humanitarian Prize

September 12, 2007 – The Waldorf Astoria Hotel, New York City

Ban Ki-moon, Malick Diagne, Oureye Sall, Molly Melching with  Steven M. Hilton

On September 12, 2007, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon helped present Tostan with the 2007 Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize at a private dinner ceremony at The Waldorf Astoria in New York City. Pictured from left to right: Ban Ki-moon, Malick Diagne, Oureye Sall, Molly Melching, Steven M. Hilton.

Keynote speech, Ban Ki-moon

Acceptance speech, Molly Melching

Tostan video


2006 Hilton Humanitarian Prize goes to Women for Women International

October 30, 2006 Hilton New York Hotel, New York City

President Vaclav Havel, Zainab Salbi, and Steven M. Hilton.

On October 30, 2006, President Václav Havel helped present Women for Women International with the 2006 Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize at a dinner ceremony at the Hilton New York Hotel in New York City. Pictured from left to right: President Vaclav Havel, Zainab Salbi, and Steven M. Hilton.

Keynote speech, President Vaclav Havel

Acceptance speech, Zainab Salbi

Women for Women International video


Partners In Health presented with 2005 Humanitarian Prize

October 31, 2005 – BFM Building, Geneva, Switzerland

Steven M. Hilton with Ophelia Dahl, Paul Farmer, Jim Yong Kim, and Paul Rusesabagina.

On October 31, 2005, Mr. Paul Rusesabagina helped present Partners In Health with the 2005 Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize at a dinner ceremony at the BFM Building in Geneva, Switzerland. Pictured from left to right: Steven M. Hilton, Ophelia Dahl, Paul Farmer, Jim Yong Kim, and Paul Rusesabagina.

Welcome speech, Ambassador Walter Fust

Keynote speech, Paul Rusesabagina

Acceptance speech, Paul Farmer

Partners In Health video


Heifer International receives 2004 Hilton Humanitarian Prize

October 28, 2004 – Hilton New York Hotel, New York City

Steven M. Hilton with Ms. Jo Luck, and Dr. Lee Jong-wook.

On October 28, 2004, Dr. Lee Jong-wook helped present Heifer International with the 2004 Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize at a luncheon ceremony at the Hilton New York. Pictured from left to right: Steven M. Hilton, Ms. Jo Luck, and Dr. Lee Jong-wook.

Keynote speech, Dr. Lee Jong-wook

Acceptance speech, Jo Luck

Heifer International video


International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims recognized at Hilton Humanitarian Prize ceremony

September 24, 2003 – Hilton New York Hotel, New York City

Steven M. Hilton with Dr. Jens Modvig, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and Dr. Bhogendra Sharma

On September 24, 2003, His Holiness the Dalai Lama helped present the International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (IRCT) with the 2003 Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize at a luncheon ceremony at the Hilton New York. Pictured from left to right: Steven M. Hilton, Dr. Jens Modvig, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and Dr. Bhogendra Sharma.

Keynote speech, His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Acceptance speech, Dr. Jens Modvig

International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (IRCT) video


SOS Children's Villages receives 2002 Hilton Humanitarian Prize

October 14, 2002 – The Waldorf Astoria Hotel, New York City

Steven M. Hilton with Princess Salimah Aga Khan, Dr. Oscar Arias, and Helmut Kutin

Dr. Oscar Arias delivered the keynote address at the luncheon ceremony at The Waldorf Astoria honoring SOS Children's Villages. Pictured from left to right: Steven M. Hilton, Princess Salimah Aga Khan, Dr. Oscar Arias, and Helmut Kutin.

Introduction speech, Sarah, Duchess of York

Acceptance speech, Helmut Kutin

SOS Children's Villages video


2001 Hilton Humanitarian Prize awarded to St. Christopher's Hospice

November 30, 2001 – The Waldorf Astoria Hotel, New York City

Kofi Annan, Dame Cicely Saunders, and Steven M. Hilton

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan delivered the keynote address at the luncheon ceremony honoring St. Christopher's Hospice and its founder, Dame Cicely Saunders. Pictured from left to right: Kofi Annan, Dame Cicely Saunders, and Steven M. Hilton.

Keynote speech video, Kofi Annan

Acceptance speech, Dame Cicely Saunders

St. Christopher's Hospice video


Casa Alianza recognized with 2000 Hilton Humanitarian Prize

October 20, 2000 – Noga Hilton Hotel, Geneva, Switzerland

Bruce Harris, Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan, and Steven M. Hilton

Casa Alianza received the 2000 Hilton Prize at a dinner ceremony held in Geneva, Switzerland, where Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan delivered the keynote address. Pictured from left to right: Bruce Harris, Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan, and Steven M. Hilton.


1999 Hilton Humanitarian Prize ceremony recognizes AMREF

September 28, 1999 – The Waldorf Astoria Hotel, New York City

Barron Hilton, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson, and John Batten

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson helped present AMREF with the 1999 Hilton Humanitarian Prize at a luncheon ceremony at The Waldorf Astoria. Pictured from left to right: Barron Hilton, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson, and John Batten.


1998 Hilton Humanitarian Prize presented to Doctors Without Borders

September 27, 1998 – The Waldorf Astoria Hotel, New York City

Donald H. Hubbs, former U.S. President George H. W. Bush, John McGill, M.D., and Barron Hilton

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières received the 1998 Hilton Humanitarian Prize at a luncheon featuring former United States President George H. W. Bush as keynote speaker. Pictured from left to right: Donald H. Hubbs, former U.S. President George H. W. Bush, John McGill, M.D., and Barron Hilton.

Keynote speech, President George H.W. Bush

Acceptance speech, John McGill


1997 Hilton Humanitarian Prize awarded to International Rescue Committee

September 30, 1997 – The Beverly Hilton Hotel, Los Angeles, California

Reynold Levy, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, Barron Hilton, and Winston Lord

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter delivered the keynote address at the Hilton Humanitarian Prize ceremony honoring the International Rescue Committee at the Beverly Hilton. Pictured from left to right: Reynold Levy, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, Barron Hilton, and Winston Lord.

 


Inaugural Hilton Humanitarian Prize goes to Operation Smile

June 20, 1996 – The Waldorf Astoria Hotel, New York City

Kathy Magee, Dr. Bill Magee, UNHCR Sadako Ogata, and Barron Hilton

Her Excellency Sadako Ogata helped present Operation Smile with the inaugural Hilton Humanitarian Prize at a luncheon at The Waldorf Astoria in June 1996. Pictured from left to right: Kathy Magee, Dr. Bill Magee, UNHCR Sadako Ogata, and Barron Hilton.