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Natural and Human Sciences

UNESCO holds that the scientific community shares a long-standing tradition that transcends nations, religions and ethnicity.  Hence the Organization will promote "intellectual and moral solidarity of mankind" which is the basis of a culture of peace and must bear in mind the interface between modern science and traditional knowledge systems.  The World Conference on Science (Budapest 1999)  has highlighted this aspect.

Education for Peace Prize
Awarded annually, for "Promotion of all forms of action designed to construct the defences of peace in the minds of men and to alert public opinion and mobilize the conscience of mankind in the cause of peace", USD 60,000, source: US$1 million donated by the Japan Shipbuilding Industry Foundation.
Prize to be awarded next on: 10 December 2001 (International Human Rights Day)

For more information click here : http://www.unesco.org/human_rights/peaceint.html
Contact: m.goucha@unesco.org

UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize for the Promotion of Tolerance and Non-Violence
Dedicated to advancing the spirit of tolerance in the arts, education, culture, science and communication" intended to honour significant activities in the scientific, artistic, cultural or communication field aimed at the promotion of a spirit of tolerance and non-violence. To mark the 125th anniversary of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi and may be awarded to Institutions, Organizations or Persons contributing to tolerance and non-violence."
Prize to be awarded next on: 16 November 2002

For more information click here: http://www.unesco.org/human_rights/index.htm
Contact : r.lugassy@unesco.org

  International Exhibition on Islamic Science and Technology
The Science Sector is in the process of organizing an international Exhibition on Islamic Science & Technology. This activity was presented to the Ministers of Science & Technology of the 56 Islamic countries who attended the World Conference on Science. This Exhibition illustrates that the Islamic civilization represents an important link in the cultural and scientific history of the Western world.

  World Science Report
The World Science Report is an invaluable collection of facts, figures and analysis for all those with an interest in understanding how science is shaping around the world, be they decision-makers, science watchers or active participants in the scientific enterprise.

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