Information about UNESCO-Madanjit Singh Prize:

The UNESCO-Madanjit Singh Prize for Motion of Tolerance and Non-Violence is awarded by UNESCO every two years. It was inaugurated in 1996 by the donation of Madanjit Singh on the day of 1995 United Nations Year for Tolerance and the 125th anniversary of the birth of Mohandas Gandhi.

Objective of UNESCO-Madanjit Singh Prize:

The UNESCO-Madanjit Singh Prize for Tolerance and Nonviolence Award is dedicated to advancing the spirit of tolerance in the arts, education, culture, science and communication. In connection with the 125th anniversary of Gandhi's birth, UNESCO established a new international award, the UNESCO-Madanjit Singh Prize for the Promotion of Tolerance and Non-Violence.

In 1995, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization took the lead around the world in favor of tolerance, nonviolence, and appreciation of cultural diversity. The fiftieth anniversary of the United Nations was declared the United Nations Year for Tolerance. Events on the year's calendar included regional conferences and intergovernmental dialogue, music, film and theater festivals, essay and poster competitions, broadcasts and publications of all kinds in partnership with regional and non-governmental organizations.

History of UNESCO-Madanjit Singh Prize:

The award was made possible by donations from Indian artist, writer and diplomat Madanjit Singh, who was also a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador. Madanjit Singh was a follower of Mahatma Gandhi, and served nine months in Mirzapur jail during the "Quit India" movement against British colonial rule. He received the "Tamra Patra" Freedom Fighter Award from the Government of India in 1972. In addition to a distinguished career in diplomacy and the arts, he has authored several books on topics ranging from Himalayan art to solar energy.

Recipients of the award:

Nominations of candidates are accepted from member state governments and national commissions of UNESCO, as well as from intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations affiliated with UNESCO. The Prejudices are selected by the Director-General of UNESCO on the recommendation of a jury composed of prominent international personalities. The award is presented every two years on 16 November for the annual International Day of Tolerance.

Year Name Description
2022 Franka Ma-ih Sulem Yong is the president of the NGO #Afrogiveness and Positive Youth Africa.
2018 Manon Barbeau Canadian filmmaker and president and founder of WapConnie Mobile
2018 The Coexist Initiative Kenyan NGO
2016 Federal Research and Methodological Center for Tolerance, Psychology and Education Russia
2014 Ibrahim ag idbaltanat Mali, country in West Africa
2014 Francisco Javier Estevez Valencia Chile, country in South America
2011 Anarkali Kaur Honorary Anarkali Kaur Honiar is a Punjabi Sikh Afghan politician. She is also a women's rights activist and dentist as well as a medical doctor.
2011 Khalid Abu Awad Khalid Abu Awwad has been awarded the UNESCO-Madanjit Singh Prize for his efforts to promote tolerance, peace and non-violence for his work as a pacifist and leader in the reconciliation process between Awarded through.
2009 François Houtart François Hauter was a Belgian Marxist sociologist and Catholic priest.
2009 Abdul Sattar Edhi Abdul Sattar Edhi was a Pakistani man who founded the Edhi Foundation, which runs worldwide homeless shelters, animal shelters, rehab centers and orphanages in Pakistan as well as the world's largest volunteer ambulance network.
2006 Veerasingham Anandasangri Veerasingham Anandasangri is a prominent Sri Lankan Tamil politician, a former member of parliament and leader of the Tamil United Liberation Front.
2004 Taslima Nasreen Taslima Nasreen is a Bangladeshi-Swedish writer, physician, feminist, secular humanist and human rights activist.
2002 Aung San Suu Kyi Aung San Suu Kyi is a Burmese politician, diplomat, author and Nobel Peace Prize winner (1991). She is the leader of the National League for Democracy and the first and incumbent State Councillor.
2000 Pope Shenouda III Pope Shenouda III was officially titled Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of All Africa on the Holy Apostolic See of The Evangelist Saint Mark of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria. He was also head of the Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria.
1998 Narayan Desai Narayan Desai was an Indian Gandhian and writer.
1998 Joint Action Committee for People's Rights Pakistan
1996 Pro-femmes twice Humvee Pro-femmes Twice Hamwe is a national women's organization in Rwanda founded in 1992, recognized internationally for its work in rebuilding society after the 1994 Rwandan genocide.

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