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Award Ceremony of the UNESCO/Bilbao Prize for the Promotion of a Culture of Human Rights, in the framework of the Human Rights Day

This year, the Prize will be awarded to Asma Jahangir (Pakistan) in recognition of her exceptional and courageous contribution to building a universal culture of human rights. The Award Ceremony will take place in Bilbao (Spain) on Human Rights Day.
The purpose of the UNESCO/Bilbao Prize for the Promotion of a Culture of Human Rights is to reward the efforts of institutions, organizations and individuals that have made a particularly important and effective contribution to the promotion of a culture of human rights at regional and international levels.

This contribution could be made through the dissemination of knowledge, development of human rights education and research, sensitization of decision-makers and general public on human rights issues and related challenges, as well as the imparting of skills and the moulding of attitudes aimed at strengthening respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. The Prize shall be awarded also to encourage or stimulate innovative initiatives serving to promote a culture of human rights.

The UNESCO/Bilbao Prize for the Promotion of a Culture of Human Rights carries on the UNESCO Prize for Human Rights Education, which was created in 1978 to mark the 30th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.


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Type of Event Prize-giving ceremony
Start 10.12.2010 13:00 local time
End 10.12.2010 13:00 local time
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Focal point Zoubenko-Laplante, Irina
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Contact i.zoubenko-laplante@unesco.org
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Official Website UNESCO/Bilbao Prize for the Promotion of a Culture of Human Rights
Link 1 Laureate 2010: Asma Jahangir
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