Following are the Honours and Awards bestowed on him:

  • Lenin Peace Prize. 1973 USSR
  • Frederic Joliot Curie Gold Medal. 1980
  • Honorary Doctorate of Law (Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria). 1982 Nigeria
  • Medaglia Pontificia (Pope’s Medal) Anno VI, TheVatican City, Italy. 1984 Italy
  • Certificate of Honour (University of Ibadan) Nigeria. 1986 Nigeria
  • Grant Master Order Merit, the Grant Cruz, Highest Order. 1988 Brazil
  • Ho Chi Minh Peace Award. 1988 Vietnam
  • Namibia Freedom Award (California State University) for his leadership role in the struggle against apartheid
    1988 USA
  • Honorary Citizenship of the City of Atlanta for his leadership role in the struggle for freedom, national independence and social justice 1988 USA
  • Recognition granted to him by the City and County of San Francisco.1988 USA
  • Recognition granted to him by the City of New York and similar recognition granted to him by the City of
    1988 USA
  • Recognition granted to him by the City of East Palo Alto.1988 USA
  • Honorary Doctorate Degree of Law (Lincoln University). 1990 USA
  • Indira Gandhi Peace Prize for Disarmament and Development in recognition of his outstanding contribution in leading the people of Namibia to freedom. 1990 India
  • Anno XIII, The Vatican City, Italy. 1991 Italy
  • José Marti (Highest Award). 1991 Cuba
  • Ordre du Merite Congo. 1991 Congo
  • Honorary Doctorate Degree Doctor of Technology (Honoris Causa) (Federal University of Technology) Minna. 1992 Nigeria
  • Chief of the Golden Heart. 1992 Kenya
  • Order of the National Flag, First Class. 1992 DPRK
  • Honorary Doctorate Degree, Doctor of Education (Honoris Causa) (University of Namibia). 1993 Namibia
  • Honorary Doctorate Degree of Law (Ohio Central State University). 1993 USA
  • “Grand Cordon” Decoration 1994 Tunisia
  • Grand Master of the Order of Welwitschia. 1995 Namibia
  • Order of Liberty, Highest Cross 1995 Portugal
  • Africa Prize for Leadership for the Sustainable End of Hunger. 1995 New York USA
  • Order of Good Hope, Gold 1996 South Africa Doctor of Laws, Atlanta 1996 USA
  • Honorary Doctorate Degree, Doctor of Laws (Honoris Causa) (The State University of New
    Jersey) 1997 USA
  • Honorary Doctorate Degree (The Academic Council of the Russian Economic Academy) 1998 Russia
  • Honorary Doctorate of (The People’s Friendship University of Russia) 1998 Russia
  • Honorary Degree of Doctor of Public Service (at La Roche College) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania . 1999 USA
  • Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws Honoris Causa at the University of Zimbabwe at the Great Hall, Harare
    1999 Zimbabwe
  • Order of Friendship Award 2002 Vietnam
  • B.F.F.S. 2003 Romania
  • Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science (D.Sc.) Honoris Causal of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU),Bauchi, Nigeria, in recognition for the patriotic sacrifice of his life; for freedom of his people; for his constancy in the principled struggle for justice and equity; for his magnanimity and non-vindictive transition and transformation of post-apartheid Namibia; for his rare ability to promote and run A multi-racial and peaceful society; and for his love for Nigeria. 2003 Nigeria
  • Recipient of the Fellowship Award of the Institute of Governance and Social Research Award (FIGSR) at The Institute of Governance and Social Research (IGSR), in recognition of his contribution to the liberation 2003 Nigeria of his country, the establishment of Democratic foundation, peace and Political stability in Namibia, and the Enhancement of the dignity of the Black Man.
  • Recipient of the Ghana National Highest Award “The Companion of the Order of the Star of Ghana” as an
    expression of respect and admiration of the Government and people of Ghana. June 2004 Ghana
  • Conferred the title of Founding President of the Republic of Namibia and Father of the Namibian Nation by the Namibian Parliament. March 2004 Namibia
  • Recipient of Honorary Professor of the China University of Geosciences 26 May 2006 Beijing
  • Awarded International KIM IL Sung Prize Certificate 10 April 2008 India
  • Obtained his Master of Science Degree in Geology (After 4 years study and research at the University of Namibia) Windhoek 24 April 2009 Namibia
  • Recipient of Sir Seretse Khama SADC Medal 17 Aug 2010 Windhoek Namibia
  • Bestowed the highest Medal and Diploma by MPLA at its first International Colloquium, Conference, as an extra-ordinary friend who helped, inspired and collaborated with the MPLA and enabled it to survive the countless challenges it faced in its mammoth efforts to achieve, maintain and consolidate the independence of Angola and the sovereignty of its people. 6-8 Dec. 2011 Luanda, Angola
  • The Government of the Republic of Namibia bestowed upon him the honour by featuring his portrait on the upgraded N$ 10 (Ten Namibia Dollars) and N$ 20 (Twenty Namibia Dollars) Banknotes. 21 March 2012 Mariental, Hardap Region
  • The SWAPO party conferred H.E. Dr Nujoma, the title of the leader of the Namibian Revolution and granted him permanent membership with the right to attend all party’s top structures, at the 4th Congress in 2007 and the 5th Congress in 2012, respectively.
  • The University of Kinshasa conferred H.E. Dr. Nujoma, the Honorary Doctorate of Philosophy Degree Horis Causa 30 th April 2014 Kinshasa, DRC
  • The Copperbelt University conferred H.E Dr. Sam Nujoma the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Peace and Conflict Studies (Honoris Causa) 25 July 2015 Kitwe, Zambia
  • Honoured with the African Union ‘Son of Africa’ Award for his lifetime achievement in the promotion of peace and dignity on the African continent. 21 October 2015 Windhoek, Namibia
  • H.E Dr. Sam Nujoma received the Mehdi Ben Barca Solidarity order, the highest honour to be awarded by the Organisation of Solidarity of the Peoples of Africa, Asia and Latin America (OSPAAAL) on 30 September 2016, Havana, Cuba.
  • H.E Dr. Sam Nujoma received the Award of the Order of the Companions of O.R In Gold by H.E Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa. For his opposition to the then government of apartheid South Africa, on 28 April 2018, Pretoria, South Africa.
  • H.E Dr. Sam Nujoma received an award from the Kemet Boutros Ghali Foundation in Egypt, Cairo for his outstanding achievements in the field of Diplomacy for Peaceful Conflict Resolution and Strengthening of Cooperation and Peace between civilisations, on 16 November 2020, Egypt, Cairo.
  • H.E. Dr. Sam Nujoma was honoured by the Bolivarian Government with the Francisco de Mirand Order, in its first class on 3 March 2021. The award was instituted in 1930 to recognise Venezuelan citizens and foreigners who have contributed to the sciences, the progress of the country or humanity.