Awards 1960s 

Elected Honorary President of the Students' Union, University College, London.
Elected Honorary President of the Students' Union, University of Leeds, Britain.
A nuclear particle discovered at the University of Leeds is named the Mandela particle.
Honorary life membership of the Students' Union of the University of London.
29 September, Awarded Honorary Doctorate of Law, University of Lesotho, Maseru.

Awards 1980s

14 November, Awarded the Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding, New Delhi, India.
4 August, Mandela is awarded the Freedom of the City of Glasgow and this award is accepted on behalf of Mandela by the Vice-President of Nigeria.
A road is named after Mandela by the London Borough of Brent.
Mandela is awarded the Dr Bruno Kreisky Prize for merit in the field of human rights, Vienna, Austria.
Elected Honorary Life President of the Students' Union at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Park in Hull, Britain is named 'Mandela Park'.
Mandela is awarded an Honorary LL.D by the University of Lancaster, Britain.
City of Cardiff, Wales, names a street after Mandela.
Warwick University, Coventry and South Bank Polytechnic Students Union names rooms in honour of Nelson Mandela.
New York City renames the square in front of the South African mission to the United Nations 'Nelson and Winnie Mandela Plaza'.
February, Honorary citizenship of Rome with the scroll being received by the Vice-President of Mozambique.
17 March, Honorary citizenship of Olympia (original site of the Olympic Games), Greece.
5 June, Mandela in conferred an Honorary Doctorate of Law by City College of New York, USA.
26 June, City Council of Dublin, Ireland, unveils a sculpture by Elisabeth Frink in a city park dedicated to Mandela.
18 July, Award of the Order ‘Star of International Friendship' in gold by the German Democratic Republic.
18 July, City Council of Harlow, United Kingdom, renames one of its major roads in honour of Mandela.
18 July, AUEW (TASS), one of Britain's major trade unions, holds a special ceremony to rename their executive committee room the 'Nelson Mandela Room'.
20 July, Mandela is awarded the Freedom of London Borough of Greenwich.
24 July, UNESCO awards its first Simon Bolivar International Prize jointly to Nelson Mandela and King Juan Carlos of Spain at a ceremony in Caracas, Venezuela, on the 200th anniversary of the birth of Simon Bolivar.
10 December, The City Council of Leeds in Britain names the Civic Hall 'Nelson Mandela Gardens'.
Mandela is given Honorary membership of National and Local Government Officers Association [NALGO] Britain.
Haringay Borough Council, London, names housing development after Nelson Mandela.
The Camden Borough Council, London, names the street where the Anti-Apartheid Movement has its headquarters 'Mandela Street'.
Fidel Castro awards Mandela the Playa Giron Award in Cuba.
A Monument to Mandela is unveiled in Merrion Square, Dublin.
Elected as an Honorary Member of the Students Association, University of Strathclyde, Scotland.
Awarded the Freedom of the City of Wijnegen, Belgium.
A School in German Democratic Republic named is 'Nelson Mandela School'.
13 January, An Honorary Degree is conferred on Mandela by Free University of Brussels.
April, The Hackney Council in London renames a housing block after Mandela.
27 August, Awarded Star of International Friendship by the German Democratic Republic.
29 November, Freedom of the City of Aberdeen conferred on both Nelson and Winnie Mandela.
Revenue Staff Federation, Britain, names its Commonwealth trade union scholarship after Mandela.
London Borough of Southwark names new road 'Mandela Way'.
Nottingham City Council names a room in a sports centre after Mandela.
The 1985 Third World Prize, awarded annually by the London-based Third World Foundation for Social and Economic Studies, awarded jointly to Nelson and Winnie Mandela
Awarded Freedom of the City of Hull, UK
Nigerian writers organisation, Writers and Journalists Against Apartheid (WAJAAP), confers title of Life Patron
29 March, Awarded the Ludovic-Trarieux International Human Rights Prize by Human Rights Institute of The Bar of Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France
September, City of Huddersfield in West Yorkshire, UK, renames its speakers' corner Nelson Mandela Corner,
October, Freedom of the City of Rio de Janeiro and honorary citizenship of the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The University of Rio de Janeiro also confers Mandela with the Diploma of Honour and Friendship.
28 October, A statue of Nelson Mandela erected in London by Greater London Council is unveiled by Oliver Tambo
December, Awarded Doctor of Laws degree by Ahmadu Bello University in Nigeria
6 December, Senegal's President Abdou Diouf inaugurates Soweto Square and Nelson Mandela Avenue in the centre of Dakar
Elected Honorary Life President of the National Union of Mineworkers of South Africa
Awarded the W E B DuBois International Medal by the National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People (NAACP)
Coventry City Council names new building after Mandela
Presented with the Alfonso Comin Foundation Peace Award in Barcelona, Spain
Freedom of the Borough of Islwyn, Wales, given to Nelson and Winnie Mandela
Awarded International Peace and Freedom Award by the Workers International Centre, Stockholm Sweden
5 May, Awarded, with Winnie Mandela, the Third World Prize by the Strategic and International Studies Group of Malaysia
Honorary Doctorate of Laws, University of Zimbabwe
Park in Leicester, England, named after Mandela
Honorary membership awarded to Winnie and Nelson Mandela by the National Union of Seamen, Britain
Street in Glasgow, Scotland, where South African Consulate is sited, renamed after Mandela
9 January, Mandela becomes the first person to receive the Freedom of the City of Sydney, Australia
Honorary Degrees are awarded to Winnie and Nelson Mandela by the United States Ross University Medical School in the Caribbean
Named Patron of Isipingo and District Football Association, Natal
Honorary Degree, University of Michigan, USA
Honorary Degree. University of Havana, Cuba
Honorary Citizen, City of Florence, Italy
Topped a poll in the Johannesburg newspaper, Sowetan, of the people its readers would like to see run South Africa
11 November, Honorary Doctorate from Karl Marx University of the German Democratic Republic, Leipzig
Awarded Bremen Solidarity Prize, Federal Republic of Germany
Winnie and Nelson Mandela given honorary membership of the National Union of Teachers, Great Britain
Awarded the Sakharov Prize
Honorary citizenship conferred by nine Greek municipalities: Egaleo, Ellenikon, Glyfada, Ilioupolis, Daissariani, New Filadelfia, Nikaea, Preveza and Zogrofu
June, Honorary Doctorate conferred, University of Carabobo, Venezuela
August, People of Levkada, Greece, award the Medal of Peace
September, Honorary citizenship bestowed by the Town Council of the city of Bologna, Italy
12 September, Honorary degree in Political Science awarded by the University of Bologna, Italy
10 December, Awarded the United Nations Human Rights Fourth Award
10 December, 'Nelson Mandela Road' named, New Delhi, India,
Freedom of the Municipality of KweKwe, Zimbabwe, conferred which isreceived by Oliver Tambo
Awarded Peace Prize of the Tipperary Peace Committee, Ireland
21 February, Agusto Cesar Sandino Award bestowed by Daniel Ortega, President of Nicaragua, Managua
June, Nuremberg Platz renamed 'Nelson Mandela Platz', Nuremberg, Germany
16 June, Honorary Doctorate of Laws, York University, Toronto, Canada
September, Square in Clayes-sous-Bois, France, named 'Nelson Mandela Square'

Awards 1990s

March, Granted freedom of the City of Harare, Zimbabwe.
5 March, 'Mandela Day', a public holiday declared in Zimbabwe.
21 April, Mandela is made an Honorary Life President of National Union of Mineworkers.
May, Awarded the Lenin Peace Prize for 1990.
12 May, Bestowed the Dr Antonio Agostinho Neto Order, the highest honour of the People's Republic of Angola.
14 May, Bestowed the award 'Grand Commander of the Federal Republic of Nigeria', Lagos.
19 or 20 May, Awarded Al-Qadafi International Prize for Human Rights in Tripoli, Libya.
19 or 20 May, Honorary degree in political science by the Cairo University, Egypt.
October, Bestowed 'Bharat Ratna', India's highest civilian award.
November, Honoured with a Doctorate, honoris causa, conferred by University of Malaya.
28 November, Awarded an Honorary Doctorate in law by the University of the Western Cape, Bellville, Cape Town.
6 September, Mandela is conferred with an Honorary LL.D Degree by the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.
8 December, Awarded Carte-Menil Human Rights Prize.
3 February, Received 1991 UNESCO Peace Prize, Paris.
25 April, Installed as Chancellor of the University of the North.
9 May, Honorary LL.D Degree conferred by the University of Fort Hare
30 June, Honorary Doctorate conferred at the Sheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar, Senegal.
29 September, Presented with the Freedom of Miami Beach Medallion of Honour, Johannesburg.
3 October, Pakistan confreres Mandela with the Nishan-i-Pakistan Award.
31 October, Awarded the Asturias Prize of International Co-operation, Oviedo, Spain.
8 November, Received the "Spirit of Liberty" award at the "People for the American Way" award ceremony.
12 May, Received Gleitsman Foundation International Activist Award, Johannesburg.
4 July, Received, with President F W de Klerk the Philadelphia Liberty Medal Award which is presented by President Clinton, Philadelphia, USA
10 July, Honorary Degree conferred by Clark University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
15 September, Received Apostolic Humanitarian Award, Johannesburg
1 August, Conferred with an Honorary Doctorate of Laws by Soochow University, Taiwan.
1 October, Awarded J William Fulbright Prize for International Understanding, Washington.
8 October, Received Honorary Degree from the Free University of Brussels, Belgium.
10 December, Awarded with President F W de Klerk the Nobel Peace Prize, Oslo, Norway
24 March, Received the New Nation/Engen Man of the Year Flame of Distinction award,
Honorary Doctorate awarded by University of South Africa.
Awarded the "Commonwealth Champion of Health" medal, received by South African athletes at the Commonwealth Games, Canada.
25 May, Elected Newsmaker of the Year, with Deputy President F W de Klerk, by the Johannesburg Press Club, Prof Kader Asmal received the award on 29 September.
19 July, Received the Hunger Project's 8th annual Africa Prize for Leadership for the Sustainable End of Hunger, London
15 August, Received Anne Frank medal for human rights and tolerance, Johannesburg
10 September, Received Sheikh Yusuf Peace Award from the Moslem Women's Federation
6 October, Received the Arthur A Houghton Star Crystal Award for Excellence from the African-American Institute
7 October, Honorary Doctorate, Howard University
21 October, Received freedom of the town of Tongaat, KwaZulu/Natal (initially granted in 1989).
16 November, Received the Olympic Gold Order from International Olympic Committee president, Juan Antonio Samaranch, Cape Town.
19 November, Received Man of the Year Award from the Greek Chamber of Commerce and Industries of Southern Africa, Johannesburg.
March, Awarded the Africa Peace Award - sponsored jointly by the African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD) and the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) - presented at a ceremony in Durban.
13 July, 'Nelson Mandela Road' to Katse, Lesotho, inaugurated.
20 July, Received Pretoria Press Club's 1994 Newsmaker of the Year Award, Pretoria.
14 September, Granted the Freedom of Uitenhage, Uitenhage.
17 October, Awarded Honorary Fellowship of the College of Medicine of South Africa, Johannesburg.
14 December, Harvard Business School Statesman of the Year Award.
December, The Human Rights Institute is launched in London by the International Bar Association with President Mandela as its honorary chairman.
Awarded honorary fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin, Ireland.
Bestowed the Indira Gandhi Award for International Justice and Harmony. Award received by Justice Minister Dullah Omar in New Delhi, India in January.
29 January, U Thant Peace Award bestowed by Sri Chinmoy.
3 March, Awarded the National Order of Mali (Grande Croix), Mali's highest decoration, Bamako.
10 July, Received the Freedom of the City of London, London
10 July, Received Honorary Degrees from the Universities of Bristol, Cambridge, de Montfort, Glasgow, Caledonian, London, Nottingham, Oxford and Warwick, Buckingham Palace, London.
15 July, Received an Honorary Doctorate from Sorbonne University, Paris.
25 October, Received an Honorary Doctorate from Stellenbosch University.
29 November, Received the Freedom of Heidelberg, Heidelberg.
2 March, Awarded an Honorary Degree by the University of the Philippines, Manila.
25 April, Received Freedom of the City of Pietermaritzburg.
16 May, Received Freedom of the City of Bloemfontein.
19 May, Baker Avenue in Central Harare, Zimbabwe, is renamed Nelson Mandela Avenue.
26 June, Received the Freedom of Boksburg
11 July, Received the Freedom of Oxford, UK
17 July, Awarded Honorary Doctorate from Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.
19 September, Awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Cape Town
14 October, Received the American Public Health Association Presidential Citation, Pretoria.
21 October, Awarded the Collar of the Nile by President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt, Cairo.
27 October, Received Freedom of City of Edinburgh, Scotland.
27 November, Received Freedom of City of Cape Town.
4 December, Received an Honorary Degree from the University of Pretoria, Pretoria.
23 April, Received an Honorary Doctoral Degree from the University of South Australia.
30 May, Awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Zululand.
16 June, Awarded the Freedom of the City and County of Cardiff, Cardiff.
1 July, Awarded the Chris Hani Award at the 10th National Congress of the South African Communist Party, Johannesburg.
11 September, Awarded an Honorary Degree by the University of Mauritius.
18 September, Awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Harvard University, Boston.
23 September, Awarded Congressional Gold Medal, Washington.
24 September, Awarded Canada's highest honour, appointment to the Order of Canada.
19 November, Presented with an Award in Recognition of his Contribution to Democracy, Human Rights and Freedom by the Supreme Council of Sport in Africa.
28 January, Received the Deutscher Medienpreis, Baden Baden, Germany
9 March, Awarded the Oneness-Peace: Earth-Summit-Transcendence-Fragrance Award, Pretoria.
10 March, Received the Golden Medal of the City of Amsterdam, Netherlands.
12 March, Received an Honorary Doctorate from Leiden University, the Netherlands.
16 April, Awarded the Freedom of the City of Durban, Durban.
30 April, Received an Honorary Doctorate from the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow.
5 May, Received Ukraine's Highest Decoration, the Order of Prince Yaroslav the Wise, Cape Town.
9 June, Appointed Honorary Companion of the Order of Australia, Canberra.
21 September, Received Jesse Owens Global Award, Johannesburg.
11 October, Received insignia of Honour from the African Renaissance Institute, Johannesburg.
14 October, Received an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from the University of Botswana, Gaborone.
26 October, Received the Baker Institute Enron Prize for Distinguished Public Service at Rice University, Houston.
3 November, Awarded the Freedom of the City of Lydenburg, Lydenburg.
15 November, Received the Order of Australia from Australian Prime Minister John Howard, Pretoria
5 December, Presented with the Temple of Understanding Annual Award to Religious and Political Leaders for Outstanding Service to Humanity, Cape Town.
5 December, Presented with the Gandhi-King Award by the World Movement for Non-violence at the Parliament of World Religions, Cape Town.  

Awards 2000s

Elected an Honorary Member of the Bertrand Russell Society.
Awarded Honorary Doctorate of Law from the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia.
11 February, The Nelson Mandela National Museum is officially opened in Soweto.
11 April, Awarded honorary Doctorate of Laws by Trinity College, Dublin.
3 May, Appointed honorary Queen's Counsel by the House of Lords, United Kingdom.
10 June, Awarded SABS Gold Medal, Sandton.
29 June, Awarded the BT Ethnic Multicultural Media in London.
29 June, Received World Methodist Peace Award, London.
6 September, Awarded Honorary Doctor of Letters from the Australian National University.
22 November, Awarded the International Freedom Award, in Memphis, Tennessee.
Awarded an LLD Honorary Degree from the University of the Free State.
Awarded the D Tech Education Honorary Degree from the Technikon Free State.
Made an Honorary Administrator For A Day at SUNY Binghamton.
16 March, International Gandhi Peace Prize, Presidential Palace, New Delhi.
30 April, Made an Honorary Freeman of Leeds.
2 May, Made an Honorary Fellow of Magdalene College, Cambridge.
25 July, Awarded the first King Shaka Award in recognition of bravery.
17 November, Park Public School renamed Mandela Park Public School, Toronto, Canada.
17 November, Received an honorary doctorate of law from Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada.
19 November, Granted Honorary Citizenship of Canada.
11 December, Human Rights Lifetime Achievement award by the SA Human Rights Commission, Johannesburg.
New hall of residence at Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa is named 'Nelson Mandela Hall'.
Awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal from Canada.
6 April, Awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Law from Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa.
24 April, Awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Ghana.
8 June, Awarded the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Freedom Medal, Middelburg, The Netherlands.
9 July, Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States' highest civilian award, by George W. Bush, Washington, USA.
December, Awarded the Order of Mapungubwe - Platinum Category by President Thabo Mbeki, Union Buildings, Pretoria.
Awarded an Honorary Doctorate Degree -Doctor of Letters by the Open University of Tanzania.
Elected an Honorary Life member of the Literary and Debating Society, National University of Ireland, Galway.
Named a Hero of Freedom by the libertarian magazine Reason.
20 June, Awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Law by the National University of Ireland, Galway.
Listed as one of the 100 most influential people of 2004 by Time magazine.
31 March, Sandton Square in Johannesburg, South Africa is renamed Nelson Mandela Square on 31 March with the unveiling of a 6 m bronze statue.
23 November, Honoured by the Duke of Gloucester as a Bailiff Grand Cross of The Order of St John.
Amherst College honorary degree.
Listed as one of the 100 most influential people of 2005 by Time magazine.
New Statesman - Listed as the number 2 in the 50 "Heroes of our time"
Awarded Amnesty International's Ambassador of Conscience Award.
Mandela is made an honorary member of Manchester United as the club toured South Africa.
Conferred an honorary doctorate in government and politics by Universiti Teknologi Mara, the biggest public university in Malaysia, in recognition for his tireless efforts and triumph in struggling for the people's rights in his country and strengthening their socio-economy.
The Westminster City Council agrees to erect a statue of Mandela opposite the Houses of Parliament in London.
Mandela is made Honorary citizen of Belgrade, Serbia "for his huge humanitarian past and contributions to mankind"
January, The Europe-based A Different View cited Mandela as one of the 15 Champions of
World Democracy. Other champions mentioned are Lech Walesa, Corazon Aquino, and Václav Havel.
Michigan State University confers an LLD Honorary Degree to Mandela.
July, Mandela receives the Arthur Ashe Courage Award presented by Venus and Serena Williams and is accepted on his behalf by his daughter and grandson.
November, The United Nations General Assembly announces that Mandela's birthday, 18 July, is to be known as 'Mandela Day', in recognition of his contribution to the liberation struggle, peace and freedom.
Conferred an Honorary Doctorate Degree by six universities in the Laureate International Universities network.
Conferred an Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree by Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, United States.
Received Orden del Águila Azteca presented by President of México Felipe Calderón, Johannesburg, South Africa.
28 October, Received an Honorary Degree from Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario.

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