The Prize celebrates successful initiatives undertaken by local governments and stimulates others to follow suit. Moreover, it aims at generating international public attention for the role local governments play in ensuring sustainable and peaceful development.
In 2016, the Municipality of Kauswagan won the first UCLG Peace Prize, With their ‘From ams to Farms’ programma. The UCLG Peace Prize is awarded tot project from local governments that stimulate a culture of peace. In the first edition, 44 municipalities applied for the prize, from 22 different countries.