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Zayed Award For Human Fraternity

Award is open to nominees anywhere in the world.

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The Zayed Award of Human Fraternity recognises outstanding work to bring people together in order to advance humanity. The award is for individuals or entities anywhere in the world who lead by example on the ground, creating breakthroughs by collaborating selflessly and tirelessly across divides to drive real, conviction-led progress, often at great personal sacrifice. The award is named in honour of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan al Nahyan, the late ruler of Abu Dhabi and founder of the United Arab Emirates, whose values of humility, humanitarianism and respect epitomise the enduring ideals the award seeks to celebrate. The Zayed Award of Human Fraternity is awarded by the Higher Committee of Human Fraternity and includes a financial prize of one million dollars. The award was established in February, 2019, to mark the historic meeting in Abu Dhabi between the head of the Catholic Church His Holiness Pope Francis and Grand Imam of Al Azhar His Eminence Dr Ahmad Al Tayeb to co-sign the Document on Human Fraternity. The Document on Human Fraternity contains a powerful call for all people to put aside difference in pursuit of progress through understanding, reconciliation and peace. In 2019, Pope Francis and Grand Imam al Tayeb were the first honorary recipients of the Zayed Award for Human Fraternity.

JUDGING PROCESS

Jury panel members are selected according to expertise.

The recipient or recipients of the Zayed Award for Human Fraternity are decided by an independent judging committee of experts, each possessing deep understanding and experience of humanitarian causes and challenges throughout the world.
The judging committee is appointed annually by the Higher Committee of Human Fraternity.

Each year, the jury will contain:

  • A representative of the Grand Imam of Al Azhar
  • A representative of His Holiness the Pope
  • A representative of the United Nations
  • Two people chosen by the Higher Committee of
    Human Fraternity

The judging committee for the 2021 award includes:

HE Catherine Samba-Panza, former President of the Central African Republic, HE Muhammad Jusuf Kalla, former Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia, Rt. Hon. Michaelle Jean, 27th Governor-General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, Cardinal Dominique Mamberti, Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura
Adama Dieng, former UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Judge Mohamed Abdel Salam, Secretary General of the Higher Committee of Human Fraternity

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Recipients

Foster fraternity, solidarity, respect and mutual understanding

2019: Grand Imam of Al-Azhar His Eminence Dr Ahmad al-Tayyeb and Head of the Catholic Church His Holiness Pope Francis (joint honorary award). The two leaders were presented with the award following their historic signing in Abu Dhabi of the Document on Human Fraternity, which calls for all people to put aside difference in pursuit of progress through understanding, reconciliation and peace.

Apply and submit your nominations

Nominations for the Zayed Award for Human Fraternity are made annually between October and November. Nominators must be able to demonstrate qualities including intellectual rigour, independence and expertise.