COVID-19 and 2021 Award

At the Global Centre for Pluralism, we are deeply aware of the impacts of the health crisis around the world due to COVID-19. Social distancing measures and economic uncertainty are also causing unprecedented disruption in the operations of many organizations.

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Help Us Find the Next Global Pluralism Award Winners!

Submissions now being accepted for the 2021 Awards. Individuals and organizations that are doing exceptional work to build thriving, diverse societies are sought for the 2021 Global Pluralism Award, presented by the Global Centre for Pluralism. Submissions are being accepted until April 30, 2020.

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2019 Global Pluralism Award Week

At a ceremony on November 20, 2019 in Ottawa, Canada, His Highness the Aga Khan, Chairman of the Centre’s Board of Directors, presented the Global Pluralism Award to three winners and seven honourable mention recipients, with opening remarks by the Centre’s new Secretary General, Meredith Preston McGhie.

Award Week 2019

What is the Global Pluralism Award?

Recognizing Pluralism in Action

The Global Pluralism Award recognizes pluralism in action. It celebrates the extraordinary achievements of organizations, individuals and governments who are tackling the challenge of living peacefully and productively with diversity.

What is Pluralism?

Pluralism, founded on respect for diversity, requires that human differences are protected and valued.

The Jury

The international jury for the Award is made up of distinguished members from a range of disciplines and backgrounds.

Selection Process

Through a multi-stage process, the jury will select awardees that have demonstrated exceptional and sustained achievement for pluralism.

2019 Global Pluralism Award Winners

Learn more about the award

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2021 Global Pluralism Award

The application and nomination process for the 2021 Global Pluralism Award opens March 3, 2020 and closes April 30, 2020.

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