United Nations calls applications for the Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Prize 2020. Interested candidates can apply until 28th February 2020.
- The significance of organizing this event is to recognize the achievements of those who dedicated their lives to the service of humanity as guided by the purposes and principles of the UN.
- Also, it pays honor and homage to Mandela’s extraordinary life and legacy of reconciliation, political transition, and social transformation.
- The competition is open to all.
- The applicants must be the governments of the Member States and observer States of the United Nations
- Also, entities and intergovernmental organizations that received a standing invitation to participate as observers and the Economic and Social Council can participate.
- Additionally, institutions of higher education, which provide a program of education beyond secondary education, grant post-secondary degrees and are approved as institutions of higher education by the competent authorities of Member States
- Also, independent research centers and institutes that provide service to humanity, promote reconciliation and social cohesion, and community development can apply.
- Moreover, non-governmental organizations in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council are eligible
- Furthermore, laureates of the Prize can participate, unless they are currently serving on the Committee.
The candidates may receive the following advantages from the UN Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Prize 2020
- The prize will be awarded in recognition of the participants’ dedicated service to humanity.
- They are in the promotion of reconciliation and social cohesion, and in community development, guided by the purposes and principles of the United Nations.
- Additionally, the Prize will be a plaque engraved with an appropriate citation and a relevant quotation.
- A broad variety of sources including the Member States and observer States of the UN can participate.
- The secretariat reviews the nominations and presents a consolidated list to a committee that selects the winners.
- Additionally, the Committee has 7 members: the General Assembly President (Chair); a representative of the Permanent Mission of South Africa to the UN. Five representatives of Member States of the UN (one from each of the 5 regional groups).
- Furthermore, the Committee also selects 5 eminent individuals as honorary members to serve in an advisory capacity for a specific term during the selection process every 5 years.
- The individuals should have made significant contributions to the service of humanity and to promoting the purposes and principles of the UN.
- Also, their selection is based on equitable geographical representation.
For additional details about the program, visit the official website.