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

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The Judging Committee
2023
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H.E. Mr. Miguel Angel Moratinos
United Nations Under-Secretary-General and High Representative for the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC)
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Dr. Epsy Campbell Barr
Former Vice-President of the Republic of Costa Rica
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His Eminence Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle
Pro-Prefect of the Dicastery for Evangelization
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Mr. Kailash Satyarthi
2014 Nobel Peace Laureate and child rights activist
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Dr. Ouided Bouchamaoui
2015 Nobel Peace Laureate and entrepreneur
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Judge Mohamed Abdulsalam
Secretary-General of the Muslim Council of Elders
2022
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H.E. Mahamadou Issoufou
Former President of the Republic of Niger
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H.E. José Ramos Horta
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
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H.Em. Cardinal Michael Czerny
Interim Prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development at the Holy See
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Dr. Leah Pisar
President, the Aladdin Project
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Judge Mohamed Abdelsalam
Secretary General of the Higher Committee of Human Fraternity
2021
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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
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TRH Michaelle Jean
27th Governor-General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada
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H.Em. 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
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Judge Mohamed Abdelsalam
Secretary-General of the Higher Committee on Human Fraternity and judge at the State Council of Egypt