Iran student nominee for UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize

TEHRAN (ISNA)- An Iranian student in Tehran University has been a candidate for UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize for the Promotion of Tolerance and Non-Violence 2016.

Ehsan Mohammadi-Mahalati is studying politics at Tehran University and is secretary of international and cultural studies center of the university.

He is also social and cultural activist who has been working in peace, inter-cultural ties and inter-faith dialogue and has become a nominee for the award.

The UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize for the Promotion of Tolerance and Non-Violence is a prize awarded every two years by UNESCO. It was inaugurated in 1996, following the 1995 United Nations Year for Tolerance and in connection with the 125th anniversary of the birth of Mohandas Gandhi, funded by a donation from Madanjeet Singh.

The purpose of the prize is to honor and reward extraordinary creative achievements in promoting tolerance, as notable models for others in the field of peace-building. Impact assessment is a part of the nomination and evaluation process.

The UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize for the Promotion of Tolerance and Non-Violence prize is dedicated to advancing the spirit of tolerance in the arts, education, culture, science and communication.

“We, the peoples of the United Nations determined to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war,… to reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person,… and for these ends, to practice tolerance and live together in peace with one another as good neighbors” Charter of the United Nations.

By ISNA