UNESCO seeks nominations for the Avicenna Prize for the advancement of ethics of environment

UNESCO seeks nominations for the Avicenna Prize for the advancement of ethics of environment

UNESCO invites Members States to propose candidates for the UNESCO Avicenna Prize for Ethics in Science.

This year, the Prize will recognize those who have made a significant contribution for the advancement of the “Ethics of Environment” with a special thematic focus on ethics of climate change and environmental sustainability.

Nominations for the Prize should be submitted, no later than 9 September 2019.

Users with UNESCO accounts can submit candidatures online at: www.unesco.org/avicenna. Other potential submitters are invited to request an account at www.unesco.org/avicenna/account.

The Prize-winner will be awarded a gold medal of Avicenna along with a cash award. The Prize-winner is also invited for a one-week academic visit to the Islamic Republic of Iran, during which he/she will deliver speeches in relevant academic gatherings, organized for this purpose by the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

The Avicenna Prize was established in 2003 by the Executive Board of UNESCO.

We would remind you that in 2009 Turkmen leader Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov was awarded a gold medal of Avicenna for his contribution to the development of national culture, preservation of historical and cultural monuments and the strengthening of international humanitarian cooperation.

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