Awards and Honors:
1.The Lotus Prize from the Union of Afro-Asian Writers/ India, 1969.
2. The Mediterranean Prize/ Italy, 1980.
3. Shield of Palestinian Revolution/ Lebanon, 1981.
4. Avicenna Prize/ Soviet Union, 1981.
5. The European Panel of Poetry/ Italy, 1982.
6. The Lenin Prize/ Soviet Union, 1983.
7. Poets for Peace Prize from the municipality of Villa Demidoff/ Italy, 1987.
8. Recognition Certificate from the University of Chile (Center for Arab Studies)/ Santiago, 1990.
9. France’s Highest Medal as a Knight of Arts and Belles Lettres/ France, 1997.
10. Tunisian Order of Cultural Merit/ Tunisia, 1998.
11. Moroccan Wissam of Intellectual Merit/ Morocco, 2000.
12. The Lannan Cultural Freedom Prize/ United States, 2001.
13. Saint Petros Paulos Golden Medal, from Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East/ Damascus, 2001.
14. Recognition Award from the Balamand University/ Lebanon, 2001.
15. The Sultan Bin Ali Al Owais Cultural Award/ Dubai, 2003.
16. Dutch Prince Claus Award/ Amsterdam, 2004.
17. The Silver Rose Prize, from Bulgarian Writers Association/ Bulgarian Republic, 2006.
18. Laudomia Bonanni International Award/ Italy, 2006.
19. Award of Cairo Arabic Poetry/ Egypt, 2007.
20. Golden Wreath of Struga Poetry Evenings/ Macedonia, 2007.
21. Bosnian Stećak/ Bosnia, 2008.
22. International Park Award from the Moroccan House of Poetry/ Morocco, 2008.
23. International Nazım Hikmet Poetry Award.
24. The Mediterranean Award for Peace, the award was delivered to the Palestinian Ambassador in Italy Mr. Sabri Ateyeh/ Gaeta, 2009.
25. The issuance of a postage stamp bears the image of Mahmoud Darwish in July 27, 2008.
26. Martyr St. Elias Al-Homsi Plaque/ Syria.
27. Plaque of Merit from the Egyption Ministry of Culture/ Egypt.
28. Honorary doctorate degree in Arts from Birzeit University/ Palestine, 1996.
29. Honorary doctorate from the Catholic University of Leuven/ Belgium, 1998.