“The lessons of the twentieth century are clear. First, no nation can any longer afford to base its prosperity, its security, and its future on military might. Second, no nation can any longer feel secure if its citizens are deprived of the opportunities for meaningful participation in political, economic, and social life. Third and most important, real security can only derive from a nation’s inner strength, the well-being of the people.”

1997 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee ANAND PANYARACHUN accepts Asia’s Premier Prize and Highest Honor.