His Holiness The Dalai Lama in Australia


Nobel Peace Prize Celebration Breakfast








On the 10th December 1989, His Holiness was presented with the Nobel Peace Prize, in recognition of his work towards a peaceful resolution to the issue of Tibet. In his acceptance speech His Holiness said, “The suffering of our people during the past forty years of occupation is well documented. Ours has been a long struggle. We know our cause is just because violence can only breed more violence and suffering, our struggle must remain non-violent and free of hatred. We are trying to end the suffering of our people, not to inflict suffering upon others. Any relationship between Tibet and China will have to be based on the principle of equality, respect, trust and mutual benefit.”

On the 20th anniversary of his award, the Australia Tibet Council and Amnesty International are pleased to co-host this breakfast event. In the company of other leading human rights advocates and opinion leaders, His Holiness will speak about the importance of justice in the lasting resolution of conflict. The event will also highlight the issue of poverty as a violation of human rights, as part of the Demand Dignity campaign by Amnesty International, itself a Nobel-Prize-winning organisation.

This will be an extraordinary event with a maximum 1440 guests. It is an opportunity not to be missed

It is a chance for us to publicly recognise the contribution His Holiness has made to world peace, human rights and the environment.


Type of Ticket Final Release Price
Gold Reserve $145.00
Silver Reserve $125.00
Please note that this is a breakfast event and seating will be allocated at tables of 10 people. A hot breakfast will be served during the event.


Professor Larissa Behrendt is a Eualeyai/Kamillaroi woman. She is the Professor of Law and Director of Research at the Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning at the University of Technology, Sydney. She is admitted to the Supreme Court of the ACT and NSW as a barrister. At Peace Through Justice, Professor Behrendt will discuss poverty within a framework of human rights and justice.






The Melbourne Convention Centre is conveniently located in the central business district, on the south bank of the Yarra River. Just 20 minutes by car from Melbourne Airport, it is easily accessible from every direction by foot or public transport and is surrounded by cafes, bars, shopping and fine restaurants. For information regarding the venue's location, transport and other information, please visit: www.mcec.com.au

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