Friday, May 12, 2006

UNESCO Prize for Human Rights Education

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Call for nominations for the UNESCO Prize for Human Rights Education
The UNESCO Sector for Social and Human Sciences is calling for nominations for the UNESCO Prize for Human Rights Education. The name of the 15th laureate of the Prize will be announced on 10 December 2006, on the occasion of Human Rights Day.
The Prize, amounting to US$10,000, was created in 1978 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and to encourage organizations and individuals that have made an exemplary contribution to the advancement of knowledge on human rights. The prizewinner will also receive a diploma and trophy - a bronze sculpture, created for UNESCO by the Japanese artist Toshimi Ishii, known as "Toshi".
Member States and Associate Members of UNESCO, intergovernmental organizations and international non-governmental organizations maintaining official relations with UNESCO are invited to submit nominations of an individual or an organization whose activities merit this distinction.
National or international institutions that provide education and training in human rights and are active in building a universal culture of human rights are invited to submit nominations through the National Commissions for UNESCO of the country where those human rights institutions have their headquarters.
Information about the Prize is available, in English and in French, on the website of the UNESCO Sector for Social and Human Sciences at the following address: http://www.unesco.org/shs/human_rights_prize , from where the relevant nomination form can be downloaded. The form should be sent no later than 21 July 2006 to Mr Vladimir Volodin, Secretary of the UNESCO Prize for Human Rights Education, UNESCO, 1, rue Miollis, 75732 Paris Cedex 15, tel. : + 33 1 45 68 38 45 / fax : (33-1) 45 68 57 26 / e-mail : uphre@unesco.org .

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