Chief PH negotiator to receive Hillary Clinton award

By , on April 23, 2015


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MANILA — Chief government negotiator for the peace process with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), Miriam Coronel-Ferrer is set to receive the Hillary Rodham Clinton Award for Advancing Women in Peace and Security.

Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will be handing the award to Ferrer on Wednesday.

Ferrer was reportedly informed about the award through a letter sent by Ambassador Melanne Verveer, executive director of the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security.

“We would like to honor you for your indefatigable work to bring about peace in the Philippines and for your historic role as the first female chief negotiator to sign a comprehensive peace agreement,” said Ambassador Melanne Verveer.

Ferrer will be receiving the award along with Staffan de Mistura, the United Nations special envoy tasked to seek resolution to the conflict in Syria.