Today, Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar was presented with the IAPC Democracy Medal. Award winning political consultant Mr. Matthew Alvarez McMillan made the presentation during the Media Christmas Luncheon at the Diplomatic Centre.
The International Association of Political Consultants (IAPC) is a global professional association of Political Consultants that was founded in 1968.The IAPC is committed to fostering democracy and the democratic process throughout the world.
The IAPC presents its Democracy Medal to an individual or organization who has worked courageously to foster, promote and sustain the democratic process anywhere in the world. This year, PM Kamla Persad-Bissessar is being recognised for her service to democracy in Trinidad and Tobago.
Description of Democracy Medal: A burnished rendering of the Acropolis is etched in relief on the face of the large bronze medal. The back side contains the engraved name of the recipient and the year it was given. Appropriately, the certificate which accompanies the Medal includes this universally recognized definition of democracy.
Previous recipients of the Democracy Medal include Presidents George H.W. Bush & Bill Clinton as well as anti-apartheid revolutionary and politician Nelson Mandela.
Prime Minister Persad-Bissessar: “This is a deeply profound moment in the history of our nation. It is a day when our combined dedication to defending and strengthening liberties and freedoms is given global prominence, allowing us the chance to showcase how harmony in diversity can become a reality.”
“I thank the IAPC for this tremendous honour and will use this moment to reinforce my own commitment. As I accept on behalf of all citizens of our nation, I also dedicate this award to the lives and works of our nation’s iconic men and women who, each in their own significant ways, gave us proud democratic traditions and paved the way to true freedom for all of us.”
For more information on the IAPC and recipients of the Democracy Medal visit iapc.org