Judging Committee

The Zayed Award judging committee is appointed annually by the Higher Committee of Human Fraternity, bringing together a range of experts and celebrated figures serving in public duty from around the globe – individuals who are imbued with wisdom and deep investment in the cause of peaceful coexistence.

Each year, the award will be decided by

An individual selected by the Grand Imam of Al Azhar

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An individual selected by the Pope of the Catholic Church

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An individual selected by the Secretary-General of the United Nations

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Two individuals selected by the Higher Committee of Human Fraternity from among world figures recognized for their endeavours to promote tolerance, peace, and human fraternity

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The Secretary-General of the Higher Committee of Human Fraternity

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Year Year
The Judging Committee
Judge
H.E. Mahamadou Issoufou
Former President of the Republic of Niger
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H.E. José Ramos Horta
Former President of East Timor and Nobel Peace Laureate
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H.E. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka
Former Deputy President of South Africa and former UN Under-Secretary-General
Judge
H.E. Cardinal Michael Czerny
Under-secretary of the Section for Migrants of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development
Judge
Dr. Leah Pisar
President, the Aladdin Project
Judge
Judge Mohamed Abdelsalam
Secretary General of the Higher Committee of Human Fraternity
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H.E. Catherine Samba-Panza
Former President of the Central African Republic
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H.E. Muhammad Jusuf Kalla
Former Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia
Judge
Rt. Hon. Michaelle Jean
27th Governor-General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada
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H.E. Cardinal Dominique Mamberti
Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura
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Adama Dieng
Former UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide
Judge
Judge Mohamed Abdelsalam
Secretary-General of the Higher Committee on Human Fraternity and judge at the State Council of Egypt