Gebre Awarded 'Roving Ambassador for Peace' Prize
On Tuesday, AFL-CIO Executive Vice President Tefere Gebre was awarded with the the Roving Ambassador for Peace from the World Peace Prize Awarding Council.
Father Sean McManus, president of the Irish National Caucus and chief judge of the WPPAC, spoke about why Gebre was chosen for the award:
I have the honor of being the Chief Judge of the World Peace Prize Awarding Council (headquartered in Seoul, South Korea) and was pleased to be able to propose Tefere Gebre on the basis that if one works in solidarity for justice for working men and women, one is, indeed, working for peace.
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