Distinctions & Honours

Main Honorary Distinctions

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  • Doctor Honoris Causa of the Institute of Higher International Studies in Paris, 1992 (445)
  • Associate Member of the Overseas Academy of Sciences of Paris, 1995
  • Doctor Honoris Causa of Soka University, Japan, 1995
  • In December 1997, he was awarded the Stela of Hiroshima in Ouagadougou for his commitment to peace
  • The Order of Merit of the Confederation of African Football, 2001
  • Grand Cross of the National Order of the Legion of Honour, France, 2001
  • Doctor Honoris Causa of the Jean Moulin Lyon III University, 2004
  • Doctor Honoris Causa of the Ramkhamhoeng University in Bangkok, for his actions in human ressources development, 2005
  • Diploma of Honor and Merit from the Conference on Education, Economics and Management Research in Africa (CIERA), 2005
  • Commander of the International Order of Academic Palms of the African and Malagasy Council for Higher Education (CAMES), on 29 April 2005; Grand Cross in 2012 (446)
  • Doctor Honoris Causa of the International Institute for Water and Environmental Engineering (2iE), 2009
  • Medal of Glory awarded by the Foundation for Democracy in Africa for the efforts made by Burkina Faso under his Presidency in the field of food security, good governance and for his leadership in the sub-region as a Facilitator in the resolution of conflict, 2010 (447)
  • Grand Cross of the National Order of Merit of Guinea, in recognition of his personal and decisive involvement in the transition process undertaken in Guinea, 2010
  • Gold Necklace of the Grand Cross of the International Volleyball Federation, and Gold Necklace of the African Volleyball Confederation, 2011
  • CIVIPAX Prize for West Africa/UEMOA Space, 15 December 2007
  • Honorary Citizen of the City of Yamoussoukro, 16 September 2009
  • Grand Cross of the Order of the Pleiade, Francophonie and Intercultural Dialogue of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Francophonie, 2010 (448)
  • Gold Necklace of the African Handball Confederation (CAHB), 2012
  • Grand Cross of the National Order of Merit of the Republic of Mali, 2013
  • Laureate of the Crans Montana Foundation’s Prize for his commitment to peace, democracy, and development in his country and in Africa, 2014 (449)