The 2020 Path to Peace Gala, originally scheduled for May 20, 2020 at the Pierre Hotel in Manhattan, has been postponed until May 26, 2021. READ MORE


June 30, 2020
Path to Peace Gala to be held May 26, 2021



The  Path to Peace Gala, originally scheduled for May 20 2020 at the Pierre Hotel in Manhattan, has been postponed until May 26 2021.

The delay was taken by the Path to Peace Foundation and Gala Dinner Committee in response to the ongoing crisis of the coronavirus.

All reservations already received for the Gala will be transferred to May 26 next year. If any of those who have already purchased tickets is unable to attend at the new date, they will be completely refunded.

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At the Gala, which will still take place at the Pierre Hotel, the Path to Peace Foundation intends to honor, during the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, with the Path to Peace Award, in recognition of the efforts of the United Nations to promote and build peace in the world as well as Secretary-General Guterres’ personal leadership as a peacemaker.


March 6, 2020

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Path to Peace Foundation to Honor U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres with to Peace To Peace Award

New York, NY — UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres will be awarded the prestigious Path to Peace Award by Archbishop Gabriele Caccia, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations and President of the Path to Peace Foundation at the Foundations’s annual gala on May 20 at the Pierre Hotel in Manhattan.

“This year during the 75th Anniversary of the founding of the United Nations, the Path to Peace Foundation will honor the United Nations’ work for peace during the last 75 years and support  its continuing efforts to bring an end to hostilities,” said Archbishop Caccia.

“The first pillar of the U.N. Charter, written as World War II horrors were concluding, is to ‘save succeeding generations from the scourge of war.’ During the past 75 years, the United Nations has worked to make and build lasting peace, which must be achieved anew by every generation,” Archbishop Caccia added.

He also indicated that the Path to Peace Foundation will honor the particular contributions of Secretary-General Guterres “for his many years of service in the cause of peace, as the ninth Secretary-General, and previously as United Nations High Commission for Refugees, Prime Minister of Portugal, and in multiple other roles stretching back decades.”

Prior to Christmas in 2019, Mr. Guterres met with Pope Francis in the Vatican and together they recorded an unprecedented joint appeal that the peace on earth and good will to all men and women marked by Jesus’ birth might irradiate all situations of war and places where human dignity is violated.

Mr. Guterres will be the third U.N. Secretary-General of the United Nations to receive the Path to Peace Award, following Boutros Boutros-Ghali (1993) and Kofi Annan (2000). The award has been bestowed on Kings and Queens, Princes and Princesses, Presidents and Prime Ministers, Vatican Secretaries of State, Ambassadors, Grand Masters, courageous Archbishops, and heroes in the humanitarian and peace-building fields.

The Path to Peace Foundation was established in 1991 to support the Holy See Mission and spread the message of peace by which the Catholic Church, through the words and activities of the Pope and of the Holy See, strives to “guide our steps into the path of peace” (Lk 1:79). Legally independent from but united with the Holy See Mission, the Foundation is tax-exempt 501c3 foundation.

Funds raised allow the Path to Peace Foundation to keep a vigorous presence at the United Nations and help bring the light of Catholic Social teaching to problems in the world. It also keeps at the forefront of considerations matters of conscience, peace, justice, the dignity of every person, interreligious harmony, the  good of the family, the poor and the environment.

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