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Geneva - 29 September 2014

On 29 September, we honoured the 2014 winner of UNHCR’s Nansen Refugee Award, "Butterflies with New Wings Building a Future"

The Award ceremony featured a video keynote speech by UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie and musical performances by Maher Zain, Rokia Traore and Rodrigo y Gabriela.

Host, Keynote Speaker and Artists

  • Angelina Jolie Angelina Jolie,
    UNHCR Special Envoy, world-renowned actress and film director
  • Isabelle Kumar Isabelle Kumar,
    Host and Euronews presenter
  • Maher Zain Maher Zain,
    Multi-platinum award winning Swedish singer-songwriter
  • Rokia Traore Rokia Traore,
    Internationally acclaimed Malian singer-songwriter
  • Rodrigo y Gabriela Rodrigo y Gabriela,
    Internationally acclaimed Mexican guitar duo

Video from the 2014 Ceremony

Photos from the 2014 Ceremony

Sponsors and partners

  • Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Swiss Confederation
  • République et canton de Genève
  • Ville de Genève
  • Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • IKEA Foundation

We would like to thank our global broadcast partners Euronews and Phoenix TV.