Zayed Award for Human Fraternity to honour winners of 2022 edition

Zayed Award for Human Fraternity to honour winners of 2022 edition

ABU DHABI, 17th February, 2022 – The Zayed Award for Human Fraternity continues in its efforts to reinforce its international stature, as a key award that honours individuals who have helped advance humanitarian work and promote peaceful coexistence worldwide.

The award is gearing up to recognise and celebrate the champions of peaceful co-existence across the world at a grand award-giving ceremony in Abu Dhabi.

It was established in February 2019, and was inspired by the co-signing of the Document on Human Fraternity by His Holiness Pope Francis, Head of the Catholic Church, and His Eminence the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, Dr.

Ahmed Al-Tayeb, in Abu Dhabi.

The award is named in honour of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the late Founding Father of the United Arab Emirates, to celebrate his legacy of championing peaceful coexistence.

Organized and presented by the Higher Committee for Human Fraternity (HCHF), an independent international committee instituted to promote human fraternity values in communities around the
world and to fulfil the aspirations of the Document on Human Fraternity, the award honours individuals and/or entities advancing peaceful coexistence in the world.

The values the award celebrates Sheikh Zayed’s dedication to working closely with people from all backgrounds, his moral legacy, humanitarianism, and respect for others and helping them, regardless of their religion, gender, race, or nationality.

Presented by the Higher Committee of Human Fraternity, the $1 million Zayed Award for Human Fraternity is for individuals or entities anywhere in the world who lead by example, creating breakthroughs by collaborating selflessly and tirelessly across divides to drive real conviction-led progress, often at great personal sacrifice.

The judging panel, which consists of celebrated public figures from around the world, including former heads of state, a Nobel Peace Laureate, and experts in peacebuilding and intercultural dialogue, selects a winner based on candidates recommended by qualified nominators who include members of government, former heads of state, supreme court judges, UN leaders, leading academic and cultural figures, members of the HCHF, and heads of international non-governmental organization (NGO).

The honoree(s) of the 2022 award will be celebrated at a public award ceremony held in Abu Dhabi.

The recipient(s) will receive US$1 million in prize money to support the continuation of their work in advancing human fraternity, respect for diversity, and peaceful coexistence.

His Holiness Pope Francis and His Eminence Dr.

Ahmed Al-Tayeb were the first honorary recipients of the award in 2019.

In 2021, the Higher Committee for Human Fraternity honoured UN Secretary-General António Guterres and French-Moroccan activist against extremism, Latifa Ibn Ziaten, in recognition of their significant contributions to fight extremism and radicalisation and promote peace and security.

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