Call for nominations - 2013 United Nations Prize in the Field of Human Rights
The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights invites all civil society organizations to nominate an individual or organization for the 2013 United Nations Prize in the Field of Human Rights. The prize will be awarded at an event at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on 10 December 2013, as part of the annual commemoration of the Human Rights Day. The United Nations Prize in the Field of Human Rights has been awarded in 1973, 1978, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003 and in 2008. The prize is honorary in nature and is awarded approximately every five years to individuals and organizations in recognition of outstanding achievement in the field of human rights. A special committee has been entrusted by the General Assembly with the selection of laureates from nominations sought from Member States, specialized agencies and nongovernmental organizations in consultative status, and from other appropriate sources. The Prize is an opportunity not only to give public recognition to the achievements of the awardees themselves, but also to send a clear message to human rights defenders the world over that the international community is grateful for, and supports, their tireless efforts to promote all human rights for all.

More information: http://csonet.org/content/documents/unphr2013.pdf

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