Dr Nabil Toumeh International Executive Director, Dr Nahed Alhussaini, Executive Director for Media and Current Affairs, Haj Ali Goodwill Ambassador for Peace on behalf of Institute of International Peace Leaders met today to discuss strengthening IIPL in the region.
IIPL Peace and Cultural Award Who we are?
Institute of International Peace Leaders – IIPL established in October, 2019 is a non-profit, non-partisan, non-political, and non-religious think tank to promote peace, awareness of sustainable development goals and human rights, climate change, and inter religious harmony.
About the Award:
We recognize the cultural work of Artists and historians, art historians, archaeologists, digital humanists, curators, documentary filmmakers, women leaders, Religious scholars, Peace activists and all those who deepen our knowledge and understanding of the modern today.
IIPL PEACE AND SECURITY AWARD
Peace aims to recognize the powerful stories of peace-builders and activists in the region who embody the IIPL agenda.
To be eligible for an IIPL Peace Award, nominees:
- Must not have previously won a P&S Award.
- Must have demonstrated capacity in mobilizing people and resources for peace building.
- Must have worked on furthering the cause of peace, gender equality, equal participation, and empowerment of women, in either/or the following areas:
Participation: be in a position of representation at any levels of decision making, including peace-processes, electoral processes and other decision-making bodies at the national and sub-national levels;
Conflict Resolution: contributing to preventing the emergence, spread, and re-emergence of violent conflict, and/or addressing root causes of conflict;
Protection: contributing to the protection of women and girls in conflict and post-conflict settings, including reporting and prosecution of sexual and gender-based violence;
Relief or Recovery: contributing to relief and recovery including working on health services, income generations and trauma counselling. Contributions to survivors of sexual and gender-based violence are also included.
IIPL Peace and Cultural Award is an international award presented annually to honor individuals and organizations in various fields that have made outstanding contribution toward the realization of a peaceful and harmonious world. They are selected not only in recognition of their past achievements, but for their ongoing contribution
IIPL INTER-RELIGIOUS HARMONY AWARD
“The award is bestowed anyone who contributes in recognition of their ongoing great contribution in promoting interfaith harmony and peaceful co-existence among followers of different religions in the world and for setting a good example as religious leaders from different faith traditions working together in addressing counter violent extremism and enhancing inter-religious constructive dialogue and cooperation for the common good of all based on the teaching of the Golden Rule which says Treat others the way you want to be treated”
H.M. King Abdullah II of Jordan first proposed the World Interfaith Harmony Week at the UN General Assembly on September 23, 2010. Just under a month later, on October 20, 2010, it was unanimously adopted by the UN and henceforth the first week of February will be observed as a World Interfaith Harmony Week.
The World Interfaith Harmony Week is based on the pioneering work of The Common World initiative. This initiative, which started in 2007, called for Muslim and Christian leaders to engage in a dialogue based on two common fundamental religious Commandments; Love of God, and Love of the Neighbor, without nevertheless compromising any of their own religious tenets.
CLIMATE CHANGE AWARD
The Winning projects demonstrate leadership on climate change by nations, businesses, investors, cities, regions and civil society as a whole. The annual award programme, run by IIPL Climate Change since 2021, recognizes the world’s most innovative, scalable and replicable examples of action to tackle climate change. The projects are recognized as solutions that not only address climate change, but also help drive forward progress on many other sustainable development goals, for example, innovation, gender equality and economic opportunity. A special new award category called ‘World Climate Leaders’ will be awarded for 2021. It recognizes transformation and replicate government action at any level (national, regional, city, community, etc.).
MEDIA AND JOURNALISM AWARD
Institute of International Peace Leaders (IIPL) Media and Journalism Award is to honor excellence in media reporting and journalism around the world. The IIPL recognizes major media, international and independent sites, media houses and individuals producing innovative work for peace-building according to objectives of IIPL. The IIPL Committee and judges place special emphasis on entries that demonstrate mastery of the special characteristics and emerging technology of digital journalism. The media organizations and Journalists who participated positively in peace-building efforts, played their role during CoVID -19 relief efforts through their verified reporting.