Friday, Jun 5 2020 | Time 22:14 Hrs(IST)
  • South Central Railway run 235 Shramik Special trains since May 1
  • Kerala reports 111 new COVID cases, 22 recoveries, 973 patients under treatment
  • Tokyo 2020 vice president unsure whether Games can be held in 2021
  • Kerala to conduct antibody tests on large scale to check community spread
  • Reservation for Economically Weaker Sections available at Central, Union territory level: J&K Govt
  • 2022 FIFA World Cup Asian Round 2 qualifiers to be played by November
  • Six U-19 China footballers suspended for drinking
  • Bilateral differences should not become disputes: India, China at diplomatic talks
  • Gadkari launches awareness campaign on ‘Prevention of Human and Animal Mortality on Highways’
  • Delhi's contagion tally mounts to 26,334, deaths 708
  • NIA files charge sheet in Ghaziabad FICN case
  • SC queries pvt hospitals on Covid treatment at Ayushman Bharat rate
  • Shops, markets open in Mumbai
  • Puppies burnt alive in Andaman, one Doctor Arrested
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

Bentley to cut 1,000 jobs in UK

05 Jun 2020 | 8:47 PM

London, June 5 (UNI) The United Kingdom-based luxury carmaker Bentley Motors on Friday announced its plan to lay off 1,000 workers through a voluntary redundancy scheme due to the economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

see more..

US gains 2 5 mln jobs in May despite pandemic : Labor Dept

05 Jun 2020 | 7:58 PM

Washington, Jun 5 (UNI)The United States Labor Department in its monthly employment report on Friday claimed that the world's largest economy added 2.5 million jobs in the month of May despite business shutdowns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

see more..
COVID-19: Russia's  cases number 4,49,834

COVID-19: Russia's cases number 4,49,834

05 Jun 2020 | 6:59 PM

Moscow, Jun 5 (UNI) Russia registered 8,726 more COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours taking its overall tally to 449,834, the coronavirus response center announced on Friday.

see more..
Seven killed in Alabama shooting: Police

Seven killed in Alabama shooting: Police

05 Jun 2020 | 6:53 PM

Washington, Jun 5 (UNI) Seven people were killed during an overnight shooting that took place in the state of Alabama in the United States, confirmed the Morgan County Sheriff's Office said Friday.

see more..
COVID-19: Africa's  tally exceeds 1,68,000 cases

COVID-19: Africa's tally exceeds 1,68,000 cases

05 Jun 2020 | 6:43 PM

Geneva, Switzerland, Jun 5 (UNI) Africa's COVID-19 tally has reached 168,464, and about 4,700 people have succumbed to the contagious disease, informed the World Health Organization's (WHO) on Friday.

see more..