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
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 : firstname.lastname@example.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.