Award Ceremony for the International UNESCO/José Martí Prize 2016
The Award Ceremony for the 7th edition of the International UNESCO/José Martí Prize will be held on 28 January 2016 in Havana (Cuba), during the Second International Conference “With All and for the Good of All”, organized by the José Martí Project of International Solidarity.
Prior to the Award Ceremony, a panel will be organized where the Laureate will join former Laureates in a lively discussion on contemporary issues.
The purpose of the International UNESCO/José Martí Prize is to promote and reward an activity of outstanding merit in accordance with the ideals and spirit of José Martí. By embodying a nation’s aspiration to sovereignty and its struggle for liberty, this activity has contributed, in any region of the world, to the unity and integration of the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean and to the preservation of their identities, cultural traditions and historical values.
The International UNESCO/José Martí Prize was instituted in November 1994 by the Executive Board at the initiative of the Government of Cuba. In creating the Prize, the Members of the Executive Board recognized the universality and supreme value of the ideals of José Martí, the apostle of liberty.