Sunday, June 09, 2002

Dayton Peace Prize awarded




The Associated Press

        DAYTON, Ohio — Years before the Dayton Peace Accords ended the war in Bosnia, billionaire investor and philanthropist George Soros was trying to help the people there.

        In 1992, Mr. Soros pledged $50 million of his own money to keep Sarajevo alive during the war.

        “The money went for textbooks, radio stations, newspapers, seeds to grow vegetables, water and electricity,” said Laura Silber, a senior policy adviser to Mr. Soros.

        Now, Mr. Soros is being honored with the second annual Dayton Peace Prize for his achievements in the pursuit of global peace. Former President Clinton received the prize last year.

        The U.S. government brought the leaders of Serbia, Croatia and Bosnia to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in late 1995 to negotiate an end to the war in Bosnia. The Dayton Peace Accords were initialed Nov. 21, 1995, ending a conflict that killed more than 200,000 people and led to the displacement of nearly 1 million people.

       



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