Former U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Armenia, John Evans, received the association's Raoul Wallenberg award on July 12 during the association's week-long conference in Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The IAGS conference agenda said that the award went to Mr. Evans "for speaking out when diplomats are expected to remain silent, and for calling upon the United States Government to recognizing the Armenian Genocide.
The Raoul Wallenberg Committee of the United States was created as a not-for-profit corporation in May 1981. The Committee's mission is: to perpetuate the humanitarian ideals and the nonviolent courage of Raoul Wallenberg through the national distribution of a unique academic program, A STUDY OF HEROES, an interdisciplinary curriculum for use in elementary and high schools. to help fund the efforts to determine Raoul Wallenberg's actual fate. to bestow The Raoul Wallenberg Award on individuals, organizations and communities that reflect Raoul Wallenberg's humanitarian spirit, personal courage and nonviolent action in the face of enormous odds.
The two awards presented by the Committee are:
Raoul Wallenberg Award
The Raoul Wallenberg A Hero For Our Time Award
The Raoul Wallenberg Civic Courage Award