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The Polish Prize of Sérgio Vieira de Mello 18.07.2022

The call for applications for the 19th edition of the Polish Prize of Sérgio Vieira de Mello is open!
Following the initiative of the Villa Decius Association, the Prize of Sérgio Vieira de Mello, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (2002-2003) was established in 2003 with an aim to promote human rights, democracy, and tolerance and had its first edition already in 2004.

We invite you to nominate candidates and institutions for the Prize:
in the category Person:  Application FORM
in the category Non-Governmental Organisation: Application FORM

Applications can be submitted until August 20, 2022.

The meeting of the Award Committee will be held on September 6, 2022.
The Award Ceremony will take place on October 20, 2022.

The winners will receive a statuette by Andrzej Renes, a commemorative diploma, and a financial award funded by the Sponsors.

Honorary patronage over the Sérgio Vieira de Mello Polish Prize, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, included:
AMBASSADOR OF THE FEDERATIVE REPUBLIC OF BRAZIL IN POLAND
AMBASSADOR OF THE KINGDOM OF SWEDEN IN POLAND
UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR REFUGEES

More about the Prize:
https://www.facebook.com/WillaDecjusza/videos/429913155038326


Sérgio Vieira de Mello (1948–2003) was a Brazilian diplomat fluent in six languages, who defended two doctorates in humanities at Sorbonne. In several decades of work for the UN, he served at various posts, including those of UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy in Kosovo, East Timor UN Transitional Administrator, 3rd UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (2002–03), and the EU Secretary General Special Envoy for Iraq. While holding that function, he was killed in a bomb raid on the UN headquarters in Baghdad on 19 August 2003. Throughout his life, Sérgio Vieira do Mello actively supported protection of freedom and human rights, intercultural dialogue, fight on terrorism and refugee crisis, and supported compliance to international law.
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