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Since 1985, the Right Livelihood Awards have been presented in the Swedish Parliament with the Speaker of Parliament participating. The host of this special evening is SÄRLA - the Association for the Right Livelihood Award in the Swedish Parliament, an all-party group of Swedish parliamentarians.
SÄRLA was launched in 1993 by Birgitta Hambraeus. Today's chair is Eva-Lena Jansson (s). In total, SÄRLA has some 70 members from 7 parties.
The support of these committed parliamentarians, which allows the Right Livelihood Award Foundation to hold the ceremony in the "Riksdagen", is invaluable and an expression of trust in its work and selection of awardees.
The Right Livelihood Award Foundation Switzerland was founded in 2007 to support the Award. It collects and processes donations from Switzerland, organises events with Laureates and Foundation representatives, and works actively to make the Award and the Laureates better known in Switzerland.
In Germany, the Right Livelihood Award Foundation gets valuable support from GLS Treuhand e.V.
Founded in 1961, the Treuhand supports and advises donors in their charitable giving and manages 60 donor-advised funds. German donors can send their donations to the award via GLS Treuhand and get a German donation receipt. GLS Treuhand's experts are happy to answer all questions around donations, bequests and taxes.
GLS Treuhand has also organised a number of lectures with Right Livelihood Award Recipients in different German cities and has given direct financial support to the Right Livelihood Award Foundation and the Youth Future Project, for which the foundation has the patronage.
In the United States, we get support from the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, which processes gifts from U.S. donors to the RLA Foundation in Sweden. NAPF has 501(c)3 status so that donations are tax-exempt.
NAPF performs research and analysis on global peace and works for a world free of nuclear weapons. Over the years, there have been many touch points between the Right Livelihood Award and NAPF. We have joined forces with regard to statements on nuclear and disarmament issues, and sometimes, we even have awarded the same people: in 2008 the NAPF Lifetime Achievement Award went to RLA Laureate Judge Weeramantry.
NAPF's founder David Krieger has for many years been a Councillor of the World Future Council where he has worked together with many of our Laureates and our founder, Jakob von Uexkull. He also serves on the RLA's Advisory Board.