ROME, sixth January, 2023 (WAM) — An impartial panel of numerous and distinguished public figures are assembly this week to evaluate nominations for the fourth version of the Zayed Award for Human Fraternity and resolve on the 2023 honourees.
Nominations have been acquired through the submissions interval, from July to November 2022, and the honourees will probably be introduced in February 2023.
With their choice, the six judging committee members intention to recognise and help people and/or entities working tirelessly and selflessly throughout divides to create breakthroughs in direction of peaceable coexistence.
The 2023 judging committee members are United Nations Underneath-Secretary-Normal and Excessive Consultant for the Alliance of Civilisations, Miguel Ángel Moratinos; former Vice President of Costa Rica, Dr. Epsy Campbell Barr; Professional-Prefect of the Dicastery for Evangelisation on the Holy See, His Eminence Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle; 2014 Nobel Peace Laureate and youngster rights activist, Kailash Satyarthi; 2015 Nobel Peace Laureate and entrepreneur, Dr. Ouided Bouchamaoui, and Zayed Award for Human Fraternity Secretary-Normal and Muslim Council of Elders Secretary-Normal, Decide Mohamed Abdelsalam.
Moratinos commented on his motivation to hitch his friends within the decision-making course of, “The world has an pressing want for mutual respect, for solidarity, and understanding. This award embodies all of those values and I sit up for honouring this yr’s recipients and their dedication to advancing human fraternity.”
Becoming a member of Moratinos in Rome is Dr. Bouchamaoui, a member of the Tunisian Nationwide Dialogue Quartet that was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 2015. Dr. Bouchamaoui said, “By this award we are able to deliver a various vary of voices into our world dialog on fraternity. I want the nominees success of their journeys and that they change into position fashions by their work and initiatives world wide.”
Of the choice course of, Satyarthi stated, “I’m on the lookout for individuals and teams with the sunshine of compassion to make long-lasting adjustments in society. We’d like sturdy actions and daring concepts to make a fantastic, extra simply, and equitable world.”
Decide Abdelsalam said, “It will be significant that we search understanding and respect between all peoples and solidify the ideas of human fraternity. That’s the reason the award goals to focus on people and organisations that contribute to creating long-term impression and who’re constructing a framework for initiatives and concepts that foster the event of a extra harmonious world human neighborhood.”
The judging committee will choose the honourees, who will probably be awarded US$$1 million in help of their efforts and for the continuation of their work in advancing human fraternity, collaborating throughout divides, and driving actual progress.
Honourees will probably be introduced at a prestigious ceremony hosted in Abu Dhabi in February 2023.
Earlier award honourees embody His Holiness Pope Francis, head of the Catholic Church, and His Eminence Dr. Ahmed el-Tayeb, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar and Chairman of the Muslim Council of Elders (honorary recipients) in 2019; United Nations Secretary-Normal António Guterres; Moroccan French activist towards extremism Latifa Ibn Ziaten in 2021; His Majesty King Abdullah II ibin Al Hussein, King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and his spouse, Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah, and Haitian humanitarian organisation the Basis for Information and Liberty (FOKAL) in 2022.
The Zayed Award for Human Fraternity was launched in 2019 after Pope Francis and Dr. Ahmed el-Tayeb co-signed the historic Doc on Human Fraternity in Abu Dhabi.