Sunday, Jun 16 2019 | Time 16:18 Hrs(IST)
image
  • Hong Kong: Protesters return to streets despite bill suspension
  • Bhatti wards off Andhra CM from attending Kaleswaram inauguration programme
  • PM urges political parties for smooth running of Houses
  • Petrol prices cut by 6 p/l; diesel goes down 9-10 p/l
  • Police continues raids to nab 3 more accused in Muktsar assault case
  • Himachal CM greets people on Sant Kabir Jayanti
  • NTA should set-up more NEET centers in Kashmir, Ladakh: Tarigami
  • UNI temporarily shuts down its news services in Karnataka
  • World loses 24 billion tons of fertile soil every year: Guterres
  • Former Cong leader among 13 sworn-in as Ministers in Maharashtra
  • HMVs to ply only during night, LMVs during day on both sides on Kashmir highway
  • UNI temporarily shuts down its news services in Karnataka
  • UN condemns bombing attacks in Somalia, Kenya after death of 21
  • Delhi gets little respite from sultry weather
  • Severe heat wave conditions likely to occur in Telangana in next 3 days: MET
World


Canadian filmmaker and Kenyan NGO to receive UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize

Canadian filmmaker and Kenyan NGO to receive UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize

United Nations, Sep 29 (UNI) UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay will award the 2018 edition of the UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize for the Promotion of Tolerance and Non-violence to filmmaker Manon Barbeau of Canada and 'The Coexist Initiative', an NGO from Kenya.

The award ceremony will take place at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on 16 November 201, an official statement said.

Manon Barbeau, an innovative social entrepreneur and filmmaker, is awarded for her defence of human rights and tolerance through the art of cinema and a wide range of activities that she develops through 'Wapikoni Mobile Studios', amplifying the voices of indigenous people. Wapikoni hosts educational workshops and film screenings to raise awareness and educate the wider public about indigenous cultures, languages and identities.

The Coexist Initiative is awarded the Prize for its promotion of gender equality, social justice and human rights, with particular focus on women and girls. The NGO works to end violence against women, particularly through an approach that tackles harmful cultural practices and negative stereotypes based on gender. It moreover advocates for the rights and empowerment of women and girls by better involving men, boys and community leaders in the work of the association.

Celebrating its 22nd anniversary this year, the UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize is awarded every two years to individuals or institutions for their exceptional contributions to the promotion of tolerance and non-violence.

Notably, Indian actress-filmmaker Nandita Das is among the judging panel of the Madanjeet Singh Prize aims to advance the spirit of tolerance in arts, education, culture, science and communication. The US$ 100,000 monetary value of the Prize will be divided equally between the two laureates, the statement added.

UNI XC JW SHK1631

More News
World loses 24 billion tons of fertile soil every year: Guterres

World loses 24 billion tons of fertile soil every year: Guterres

16 Jun 2019 | 3:48 PM

By Ajeet Jha
Ankara, Jun 16 (UNI) Desertification, land degradation and drought are major threats to world population and developing countries lose about eight per cent of there GDP due to dry land, the United Nations chief Antonio Guterres has said.

see more..

Six Belgian orphans of IS fighters taken in by Belgium

16 Jun 2019 | 1:43 PM

Brussels, Jun 16 (UNI) Six Belgian orphans whose parents were members of the so-called Islamic State (IS) have arrived in Belgium, the country's foreign minister, Didier Reynders, has announced, according to an Euronews report.

see more..
Magnitude 6 3 quake jolts New Zealand coast

Magnitude 6 3 quake jolts New Zealand coast

16 Jun 2019 | 1:26 PM

Washington, Jun 16 (UNI) A 6.

see more..

Mehdi Hassan’s tomb shows signs of neglect

16 Jun 2019 | 11:38 AM

Karachi, Jun 16 (UNI) It was on June 13, 2012 that Mehdi Hassan Khan, arguably the greatest ghazal singer ever and one of the finest playback vocalists of the subcontinent, died.

see more..

Babe Ruth jersey fetches record-breaking $5 64m at auction

16 Jun 2019 | 11:25 AM

New York, Jun 16 (UNI) A jersey worn by legendary baseball player Babe Ruth has become the most expensive piece of sports memorabilia ever sold.

see more..
image