Head of department of environment to receive Minerva Award

TEHRAN, Nov. 25 (MNA) – Iran’s head of Department of Environment Masoumeh Ebtekar will receive Italian Minerva Award, the website for Presidential deputy for woman and family affairs reported.

The Minerva Foundation issued a statement where they said that “the award of 2014 will be given to Masoumeh Ebtekar, the Iranian deputy-president and head of Department of Environment, for her ‘outstanding organizational role and her commitment and integrity in her duties.’

Minerva Award is a nongovernmental award established in 2009 in the name of Madame Anna Maria Mammoliti, Italian journalist and social activist after her death.

The Minerva Award has been presented to famous figures active in different social, economic, political and cultural fields, and the receivers have been mainly women. One of prizes awarded is called ‘Company of Knowledge,’ which seeks to recognize women who have achieved positive place for their professional competence.

Among the winners of the Minerva Award is notably Irina Bokova, the Director-General of UNESCO, who received the prize in 2010.

By Mehr News Agency

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