His Majesty Bhumibol Adulyadej, the King of Thailand
In recognition of His Majesty's outstanding contribution to sustaining habitats and improving the quality of life of the people in cities and communities in Thailand
National Association of Municipal Sanitation (ASSEMAE) - Brazil
For promoting water and sanitation services in Brazilian Municipalities. Founded in 1984 in Brasilia, ASSEMAE is a non profit entity that represents more than 1,700 Brazilian municipalities that manage the operations of water and sanitation services.
Mrs. Margaret Catley-Carlson - Canada
For her outstanding contribution to placing water and sanitation issues high on the global political agenda.
Weihai Municipal Government - China
For outstanding improvements in shelter and urban environment. Since 1987, Weihai Municipal Government has been working on a comprehensive management project to improve the living conditions, strengthening infrastructure, greening the environment ,and managing pollution and sanitation. The city has been honoured as the "National Hygienic City", "National Garden City", "National Model City of Environmental Protection" and "China Human Settlements and Environment Demonstration Award".
Mr. German Garcia Duran - Colombia
For defending the cause of sustainable human settlements in key international negotiations.
Ms. Zena Daysh - Commonwealth Human Ecology Council (CHEC)
For setting up ComHabitat, the Commonwealth Habitat Committee which is committed to raising the profile of Habitat and to the implementation of the Habitat Agenda within the Commonwealth.
Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak - India
For developing and helping to build twin pit pour flush toilets all over India.Commonly known as Sulabh Shauchalaya, the cost of each unit ranges from US$ 10 to 1000. Sulabh has so far constructed over 1.2 million individual toilets, liberating about 60,000 scavengers who have been provided with vocational training and rehabilitation.
Ms. Nasreen Mustafa Sideek - Iraq
For her outstanding commitment to the welfare of the displaced and vulnerable persons in Northern Iraq
Pamoja Trust - Kenya
For playing a key role in upgrading informal settlements in Nairobi which includes providing slum dwellers with clean water and decent sanitation.
Mrs. Sankie D. Mthembi-Mahanyele - South Africa
For spearheading the South African Government's strategy to ensure the delivery of 1.45 million housing units over 8 years, housing 6 million poor people. This strategy included transferring 400,000 old council home, worth R32 billion, to the people who had been previously renting them. This has benefitted about 2 million people.
Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WASH) - Switzerland
For their contribution towards sanitation and hygiene for the urban poor. The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) is at the forefront of contributing to global human settlements development and improving the quality of life in cities and communities around the world. The WASH campaign has been instrumental in raising water, sanitation and hygiene issues onto the political platform - acting as a catalyst enhancing both national and local political awareness to enhance the quality of life for million below the poverty line in cities through the world.
Ms. Teolinda Bolivar - Venezuela
For her distinguished career in support of the urban poor. Ms. Bolivar has worked on social and physical problems in low-income settlements, including the legalization of land tenure in low-income urban neighbourhoods