Award Ceremony for the International UNESCO/José Martí Prize
The Award Ceremony of the 8th edition of the International UNESCO/José Martí Prize will take place at the Palace of Conventions of Havana, Cuba, on 28 January 2019, during the Fourth International Conference "For World Balance", organized by the José Martí Project of International Solidarity (28-31 January 2019).
Roberto Fernández Retamar (Cuba) will be awared the 2019 Edition of the Prize in recognition of his advocacy work for justice, the rights of children, ethical values, the dignity of each man and woman and the fight against racism.
The International UNESCO/José Martí Prize was created by UNESCO at the initiative of the Government of Cuba in November 1994. The Prize aims to raise awareness on equality, solidarity and human rights. It rewards outstanding contributions by organizations and individuals to the cause of Latin American and Caribbean unity and integration based on respect for cultural traditions and humanist values. Laureates are awarded a diploma and a monetary award of 5,000 US$.