Award Ceremony of the 2011 UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize for the Promotion of Tolerance and Non-Violence

The eight Award Ceremony of the UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize will be held on 9 December 2011 at 4 p.m. in Room XI at UNESCO Headquarters. This Prize is awarded every two years to individuals or institutions for outstanding contributions to the promotion of tolerance and non-violence.

On this occasion, the Prize will be presented to the Afghan women’s rights campaigner Anarkali Honaryar and to the Palestinian peace activist Khaled Abu Awwad, winners of the 2011 UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize.

Turkish philosopher Ioanna Kuçuradi, Chairperson of the International Jury of the UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize for the Promotion of Tolerance and Non-Violence, and the two laureates, Anarkali Honaryar and Khaled Abu Awwad, will take the floor during the ceremony.

A special tribute will be paid to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi (Myanmar), Nobel Peace Prize laureate and laureate of the 2002 UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize Video messages by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and by the founder of the Prize, Madanjeet Singh, a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador and Founder of the South Asia Foundation, will be presented during the event.

Other eminent personalities attending the ceremony include French diplomat and human rights activist Stéphane Hessel, laureate of the UNESCO-Bilbao Prize for the Promotion of a Culture of Human Rights, and Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Secretary-General of the United Nations from 1992 to 1996.


Details

Type of Event Prize-giving ceremony
Start 09.12.2011 16:00 local time
End 09.12.2011 18:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Melo, Angela
Organizer UNESCO
Contact Angela Melo (a.melo@unesco.org); Irina Zoubenko - Laplante (i.zoubenko-laplante@unesco.org)
Country France
City Paris
Venue UNESCO Headquarters
Street 7, place de Fontenoy
Room Room XI
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, French, Arabic
Estimated number of participants 250
Official Website UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize for the Promotion of Tolerance and Non-Violence
Link 1 Programme [PDF]
Link 2 Award Ceremony of the 2011 UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize
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