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

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

History

In 1995, to mark the United Nations Year for Tolerance and the 125th anniversary of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi, UNESCO created a prize for the promotion of tolerance and non-violence. It was established through the generous donation of the late UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, Indian artist, writer and diplomat Mr Madanjeet Singh. The prize honors his lifelong commitment to the cause of peace and tolerance.

About the Prize

The UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize for the Promotion of Tolerance and Non-Violence rewards significant activities in the scientific, artistic, cultural or communication fields aimed at the promotion of a spirit of tolerance and non-violence.

The Prize is awarded every two years on 16 November marked as International Day for Tolerance.

The US $100,000 Prize is given to individuals or institutions for their outstanding contribution to the promotion of tolerance and non-violence.

 

 

Current winner

The 2016 winner is the Federal Research and Methodological Center for Tolerance Psychology and Education (Tolerance Center) of Russia.

Source:

  1. About the UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize, Retrived from http://www.unesco.org/
  2.  UNESCOPRESS (20.10.2016), UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize to be awarded to the Tolerance Center (Russian Federation), Retrived from http://www.unesco.org/

 

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