France: UNESCO invites entries for UNESCO-UNAM / Jaime Torres Bodet Prize in social sciences, humanities and arts

Paris, France (PANA) - UNESCO has called on Members States, in consultation with their National Commissions, and non-governmental organizations maintaining official relations with UNESCO to submit nominations for the UNESCO-UNAM Jaime Torres Bodet Prize in Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts 2017.

Entries must come from competitors active in a field covered by the Prize and deadline for the submission of candidates is 30 May 2017, according to the UNESCO media outlet.

Established by the Executive Board in 2014 and fully endowed by the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), the Prize is intended to reward candidates who have made an outstanding contribution to the development of knowledge and society through art, teaching and research in social sciences and humanities.

The Prize was inspired by the life of one of the founding members of UNESCO and Director-General of the Organization from 1948 to 1952, Jaime Torres Bodet.  

Eminent poet, novelist, essay writer and diplomat, Bodet struggled for international social justice and against illiteracy. He promoted the reconstruction of the educational system, reinforced the importance of the Organization in the world, encouraged the access of women to education, and supported cultural development as a condition for international peace.

In accordance with its Statutes, the Prize consists of a monetary reward of US$ 50,000, to be awarded every two years.

Nominations for the Prize should be submitted in either English or French.

Nominated candidates may be individuals, groups of people or international institutions.

UNESCO warned, however, that no self-nomination will be considered.
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