What is the Zayed Award for Human Fraternity?
The Zayed Award for Human Fraternity is an annual independent and international award recognizing people and entities of all backgrounds, anywhere in the world, that are working selflessly and tirelessly across divides to strengthen real human connection and spearhead breakthroughs towards peaceful coexistence.
The award was launched in 2019, to mark the historic meeting in Abu Dhabi between His Holiness Pope Francis and His Eminence the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Professor Ahmed Al-Tayeb, during which they co-signed the Document on Human Fraternity. The award is named in honor of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, founder of the United Arab Emirates, renowned for his humanitarianism and dedication to helping people no matter their background.
Who is Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan?
Sheikh Zayed was the main driving force behind the unification of the seven independent emirates, which led to the formation of the United Arab Emirates in 1971. His life was dedicated to working closely with people from all backgrounds, regardless of religion, gender, and background. 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 2019 to mark the historic meeting in Abu Dhabi between His Eminence the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Professor Ahmed Al-Tayeb and His Holiness Pope Francis, the head of the Catholic Church, during which the Document on Human Fraternity was co-signed.
What are the categories for the award?
There are no separate categories. It is a single annual award that goes to the honoree(s) that best meets the criteria as evaluated by the judging committee.
What will the winner or winners of the award receive?
In addition to a trophy and an honorary certificate, the award includes USD $1 million, which can be granted to one or more honorees each year. Honorees will be celebrated at an annual ceremony hosted in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Who can make a nomination?
Only qualified nominators can nominate candidates for the award. 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.
Who can be nominated for the award?
Nominees for the Zayed Award for Human Fraternity can be individuals or entities from all walks of life and all backgrounds, who have made profound contributions toward human fraternity in communities around the world.
What are the criteria for evaluating nominations?
Nominations are assessed by the award’s judging committee based on the following criteria:
Who decides the honoree(s) of the award?
Honorees of the Zayed Award for Human Fraternity are decided by an independent judging committee appointed annually by the Higher Committee for Human Fraternity, bringing together a group of experts in peacebuilding and human coexistence.
Who are the members of the judging committee for the 2023 award?
Who were the members of the judging committee for the 2022 award?
Who were the members of the judging committee for the 2021 award?
How is the judging committee appointed?
The award’s judging committee is appointed annually by the Higher Committee of Human Fraternity, bringing together a group of experts from around the globe – individuals who have shown a deep commitment to peaceful coexistence.
Each year, the judging committee includes:
The judging committee members assess the nominations and make their decision independently.
When will the honoree(s) of the award be announced?
The honoree(s) for the 2023 edition of the award will be announced in February 2023.
When will the nomination period for the 2023 Award end?
Nominations for the awards will close on November 30, 2022.
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