NEW YORK – June 20, 2017 – In recognition of outstanding achievements to support more inclusive societies worldwide, the Global Centre for Pluralism, an international education and research organization founded by His Highness the Aga Khan and the Government of Canada, announced the 10 finalists for the 2017 Global Pluralism Award.
“We are witnessing societies worldwide becoming more deeply divided. The need for respect and acceptance across differences is all the more urgent,” said John McNee, Secretary General of the Global Centre for Pluralism. “The work of the 10 finalists of the Global Pluralism Award, and all the nominees, is a testament to what can be achieved when pluralism is put into practice.”
The international Award jury, chaired by the Rt. Hon. Joe Clark, former Prime Minister of Canada, is comprised of five independent members from various disciplines. The jury reviewed over 200 nominations from 43 countries. After careful consideration, the finalists were selected for their extraordinary, innovative work to advance respect for diversity.
Please see below for the press release of each finalists: