The Zayed Award For
Human Fraternity

Bringing People
Together In
Order To
Advance
Humanity

Bringing People
Together In
Order To
Advance
Humanity

Who Is The Award Dedicated To?

The 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 $1 million award is presented by the Higher Committee of Human Fraternity.

The 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 $1 million award is presented by the Higher Committee of Human Fraternity.

The Zayed Award For
Human Fraternity

Who Is The Award Dedicated To?

The 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 $1 million award is presented by the Higher Committee of Human Fraternity.

Sheikh Zayed

The award is named in honor of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the late ruler of Abu Dhabi and founder of the United Arab Emirates.

The values the award celebrates reflect 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.

History of the Zayed Award for Human Fraternity

The award was established on February 4, 2019, to mark the historic meeting in Abu Dhabi between His Eminence the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Ahmed Al-Tayeb and the Head of the Catholic Church His Holiness Pope Francis to co-sign the Document on Human Fraternity.

The Document on Human Fraternity is a visionary joint declaration built upon friendship and mutual respect, with the Document calling for increased human fraternity and world peace.

In recognition of this historic signing and their respective lives being dedicated to efforts for global peace and co-existence, His Holiness the Pope and His Eminence the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar were the first honorary recipients of the award in 2019.

From the 2021 edition onwards, the award opened annually to nominations of individuals or entities, from anywhere in the world.