Dedicated to promoting dialogue for the peaceful resolution of conflict, the Sergio Vieira de Mello Foundation has been established as an international entity under Swiss law to continue Sergio’s mission and fulfill his vision through:

• An Annual Prize in his name awarded to individuals, institutions or communities in recognition of their outstanding and unique work undertaken to achieve peaceful reconciliation between peoples and parties in conflict.

• An Annual Memorial Lecture in collaboration with the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva (HEID) on or around 15 March.

• Supporting initiatives and efforts that promote peaceful reconciliation and co-existence between peoples and communities divided by conflict.

• Advocating for the security and independence of humanitarian actors, wherever they may be operating and whomever they may work for.