What is the Zayed Award for Human Fraternity?
It is an international independent award that recognizes profound contributions to the facilitation of peaceful coexistence and human progress. The award is for individuals anywhere in the world who lead by example, creating breakthroughs by collaborating selflessly and tirelessly across divides to drive real, conviction-led progress.
Each year, the recipient(s) will be presented with a USD $1 million, an honorary certificate, and a trophy.
Who is Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan?
The late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan founded the United Arab Emirates in 1971. His life was dedicated to working closely with people from all cultural backgrounds. His legacy remains one of compassion, respect, and innovation - values that to this day shape the culture of the people and leadership of the UAE.
When was the Zayed Award for Human Fraternity created?
The award was established in February 2019 when His Eminence Professor Ahmed Al-Tayeb, Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, and His Holiness Pope Francis, Head of the Catholic Church, met together in Abu Dhabi to sign the Document on Human Fraternity. The Document is a visionary joint declaration built upon friendship and mutual respect. It calls for human fraternity, interfaith dialogue, and communication.
Is this the first time the Zayed Award for Human Fraternity has been awarded?
The Zayed Award for Human Fraternity was first awarded honorarily in 2019 to Grand Imam of Al-Azhar His Eminence Ahmed Al-Tayeb and the Head of the Catholic Church His Holiness Pope Francis following their historic signing of the Document on Human Fraternity in Abu Dhabi. The 2021 cycle was the first time the award opened to nominations from all parts of the world and the honorees were UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, and Latifa Ibn Ziaten founder of the IMAD Association and an activist against religious extremism. The 2022 honorees were Their Majesties King Abdullah II ibn Al Hussein and Queen Rania Al Abdullah of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, alongside Haitian humanitarian organization the Foundation for Knowledge and Liberty (FOKAL).
What are the categories for the award?
There are no separate categories. It is a single award that will go to the nominee(s) (individual or entity) that best meets the criteria as evaluated by the award committee.
What will the winner or winners of the award receive?
There is a prize of USD $1 million to be awarded to a single recipient, or shared among multiple recipients, in addition to an honorary certificate and a trophy.
Who can make a nomination?
Only qualified nominators can nominate candidates for the award. Nominators must be:
Nominations from qualified nominators can be submitted without invitation.
Nominators will be required to upload official documentation confirming eligibility to nominate. Self-nominations are not accepted.
What are the criteria for evaluating nominations?
Each nomination application submitted will be evaluated by the judging committee based upon the following judging criteria:
Who decides the recipient(s) of the award?
The independent judging committee decides on the recipient(s) of the award. Each year, the judging committee for the Zayed Award for Human Fraternity is composed of a group of prominent figures in the areas of peacebuilding and human coexistence.
Who is the judging committee for the 2021 award?
Who is the judging committee for the 2022 award?
Who can be nominated for the award?
Any individual or entity that has made a profound contribution to the facilitation of human fraternity may be nominated for the award.
When will the recipient(s) of the award be announced?
The recipient(s) will be announced on February 2023 in conjunction with the International Day of Human Fraternity, on February 4 which was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly to celebrate the ongoing efforts of leaders and benevolent people of promoting peace, harmony, and intercultural dialogue across the world