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Encyclopedia > UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Prize

The UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize for the Promotion of Tolerance and Non-Violence is a prize awarded every two years by UNESCO. It was inaugurated in 1996, following the 1995 United Nations Year for Tolerance and in connection with the 125th anniversary of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi, funded by a generous donation from Madanjeet Singh. UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) is a specialized agency of the United Nations established in 1945. ... 1995 was declared the United Nations Year for Tolerance by the United Nations General Assembly, and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization was responsible for the lead organisation of the year. ... Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (Gujarati: , Hindi: , IAST: mohandās karamcand gāndhī, IPA: ) (October 2, 1869 – January 30, 1948), was a major political and spiritual leader of India and the Indian independence movement. ...


The purpose of the prize is to honour and reward extraordinary creative achievements in promoting tolerance, as notable models for others in the field of peace-building. Impact assessment is a part of the nomination and evaluation process.


Awardees

Taslima Nasrin, also known as Taslima Nasreen, (born 25 August 1962 in Mymensingh, Bangladesh) is a writer. ... Aung San Suu Kyi (Burmese: ; MLCTS: ; IPA: ); born 19 June 1945 in Yangon (Rangoon), is a nonviolent pro-democracy activist and leader of the National League for Democracy in Myanmar (Burma), and a noted prisoner of conscience. ... HH Pope Shenouty III, 117th Pope of Alexandria and All Africa, and Patriarch of the Apostolic See of St Mark His Holiness Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria, born Nazeer Gayed, has been Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church since November 14, 1971. ... Narayan Mahadev Desai. ... Pro-Femmes Twese Hamwe is a national womens organisation in Rwanda founded in 1993 that is recognised internationally for its contributions to rebuiding society after the 1994 Rwandan genocide. ...

Notes

  1. ^ UNESCO Prize For Bangla Journalist, Iran Daily, Oct 14, 2004
  2. ^ UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize for Suu Kyi, The Hindu, Oct 2002 - report includes five Honourable Mentions
  3. ^ Pope Shenouda wins UNESCO prize for tolerance, non-violence, Arabic News, Oct 18, 2000

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