UNESCO functions as a laboratory of ideas and a standard-setter to forge universal agreements on emerging ethical issues.
The Organization also serves as a clearinghouse – for the dissemination and sharing of information and knowledge – while helping countries to build their human and institutional capacities in diverse fields.
UNESCO aims to create the conditions for genuine dialogue based upon respect for shared values and the dignity of each civilization and culture.
This role is critical, particularly in the face of terrorism, which constitutes an attack against humanity. The world urgently requires global visions of sustainable development based upon observance of human rights,mutual respect and the alleviation of poverty, all of which lie at the heart of UNESCO’s mission and activities.
UNESCO/Bilbao Prize for the Promotion of a Culture of Human Rights: The purpose of the prize is to reward the efforts of institutions, organisations and individuals that have made a particularly important and effective contribution to the promotion of a culture of human rights at regional and international levels.
UNESCO Prize for Peace Education: Promotion of all forms of action designed to construct the defences of peace in the minds of men and to alert public opinion and mobilize the conscience of mankind in the cause of peace.
UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize for the Promotion of Tolerance and Non-Violence: The purpose of the reward is to award outstanding activities in the scientific, artistic, cultural or communication field aimed at the promotion of a spirit of tolerance and non-violence, in conformity with the Charter of the United Nations and the Constitution of UNESCO.
The amount for such prizes varies from USD 20.000 to 60.000, depending on the prize.
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