The Villa Decius Association invites individuals and/or NGOs to submit applications to the 14th edition of the Polish Prize of Sergio Vieira de Mello, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (2002-2003).
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 30 JUNE 2017.
We announce the a14th edition of the award of the prize in tribute to Sergio Vieira de Mello, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (2002-2003). It is granted in recognition of the activity for peaceful coexistence and cooperation between peoples, religions and cultures.
The annual prize is granted in two equal categories: for an individual and an NGO. Candidates from Poland and from abroad are eligible.
The prize is awarded by the Jury that consists of High Representatives of the President of the Republic of Poland, the Ambassador of the Federative Republic of Brazil to Poland, the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Sweden to Poland, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland, the Institute for National Remembrance, the Human Rights Ombudsman, the Award Founders, embassies, consulates and foundations supporting the Association’s human rights activities, as well as the President and the Director of the Villa Decius Association.
Among the award-winners there are: Tadeusz Mazowiecki, Father Marian Żelazek SVD (1914-2006), Alexander Milinkevich, Maryna Hulia, One World Association, Krzyżowa Foundation for European Understanding, Jewish Culture Festival, Magurycz Association, Shevah Weiss, Krystyna Pryjomko-Serafin, Michał Żejmis, Helsinki Human Rights Foundation, Fatos Lubonja, Leopold Unger, United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq, Nagy El-Khoury and Mohammad Al-Nokkari, Memorial Association, the late Andrzej Przewoźnik, Hassan Omar Hassan, Halina Nieć Legal Aid Centre and Bernard Kouchner.
Tha award ceremony will be held in October 2017 in Villa Decius, Krakow.
More on: www.mello.villa.org.pl