​​​​​​​UNESCO seeks nominations for the UNESCO-Sharjah Prize for Arab Culture
24/07/2021 14:55, TUNIS/Tunisia

(TAP)-UNESCO calls for candidatures for the UNESCO-Sharjah Prize for Arab Culture. Awarded since 2001, the Prize was established in 1998 in collaboration with the Government of Sharjah (United Arab Emirates) and is now at its 18th edition. The Prize fulfils the organization's fundamental mission of promoting intercultural dialogue by rewarding significant contributions made by two personalities, groups or institutions to the developing, raising awareness and spreading of Arab culture through artistic, intellectual, or promotional work that enhances mutual understanding. Proposed candidates should have earned an international reputation through meritorious and long-term action.

The deadline for submissions of candidatures is July 30 at midnight.

UNESCO and the government of Sharjah encourage the countries to propose qualified candidates who deserve recognition for their literary, scientific or artistic achievements, as well as for their global dissemination of Arab culture.

The Prize is endowed with $60,000 (USD), divided equally between the two winners selected on the recommendation of an international jury, which will be created for this purpose.

Women or young people are encouraged to be nominated for this award, so that the list of candidates reflects UNESCO's commitment to youth and gender issues.

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