Deadline: April 30, 2018
UNESCO is looking out for nomination for its UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize for the Promotion of Tolerance and Non-Violence 2018. The purpose for this prize is to reward institutions, individuals and other entities or non-governmental organizations that have made exceptional contributions and demonstrated leadership in the promotion of tolerance and non-violence.
This prestigious prize was founded in 1995 during the 125th anniversary of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi and the United Nations Year for Tolerance event. This was also the year that UNESCO Member States adopted the Declaration of Principles on Tolerance.
This prize was created to be inspired and inspired by the ideals of UNESCO’s Constitution that proclaims that “peace, if it is not to fail, must be founded on the intellectual and moral solidarity of mankind”.
The Prize recognizes a lifelong devotion towards peace and communal harmony and bears the name of its benefactor Madanjeet Singh. Sing was an Indian artist, diplomat, writer and a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador. This award is given out every two years during the International Day for Tolerance on 16 November. The Prize comes with the sum of US$ 100,000.
UNESCO is inviting non-governmental and governmental entities, civil society actors and individuals who are very active in empowering foundations for peace and tolerance to propose candidates for the 2018 UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize for the Promotion of Tolerance and Non-Violence.