Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency and three others have received awards for advancing freedom in the world.
The annual honors by the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute, are given in alternate years to Americans in a ceremony in New York and to international personalities in a ceremony in the Netherlands.
Attending the ceremony Saturday in the southern Dutch town of Middelburg were Queen Beatrix, Princess Maxima and Mr. Roosevelt's granddaughter, Anna Eleanor Roosevelt.
Also honored was the France-based Taize community, an ecumenical brotherhood that works with the poor, the Bangladeshi founder of the Grameen Bank, Muhammad Yunus and Mexican writer Carlos Fuentes.
Burmese opposition leader and the Nobel Peace Prize winner, Aung San Suu Kyi, who has either been in jail or under house arrest for more than 10 of the past 16 years, received the Freedom from Fear medal.
Dr. ElBaradei of Egypt was awarded the International Four Freedoms Medal, recognizing a lifetime of work in advancing freedom and peace for all people around the world.
Information for this report is provided by AP.