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Chatham House Prize 2017: President Juan Manuel Santos

Chatham House, London


Juan Manuel Santos, President, Republic of Colombia

RemarksAndrew Brown OBE, Upstream Director, Royal Dutch Shell

PresentationHRH Prince Andrew, The Duke of York KG

Chair: Dr Robin Niblett CMG, Director, Chatham House


The Chatham House Prize is presented annually to the person, persons or organization deemed by members of the Royal Institute of International Affairs to have made the most significant contribution to the improvement of international relations in the previous year.

This year, members of the institute voted for President Juan Manuel Santos in recognition of his role in formally ratifying a peace agreement with the FARC rebel group and bringing an end to the armed conflict in Colombia.

President Santos was presented with the Prize on the Chatham House stage and participated in a discussion of the unique challenges of finalizing the peace process and the obstacles still to overcome in ensuring a lasting peace.