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Max van der Stoel Award 2020

Max van der Stoel Award 2020

Pavee Point Traveller and Roma Centre from Ireland will be awarded the 2020 Max van der Stoel Award in recognition of its continued efforts to strengthen the genuine integration of Ireland’s society by advocating for and protecting the rights of the Traveller and Roma communities. The 2020 Award Ceremony was postponed to 2021 due to COVID-19 restrictions. According to the Jury, Pavee Point “courageously and continuously seeks to celebrate the cultures and traditions of Traveller and Roma communities in an inclusive manner by advocating for participation, social justice and genuine equality at the regional, national and international levels. Pavee Point supports the integration of Ireland’s diverse society through education and healthcare initiatives, and works to combat violence against women and support participation in programmes that bridge economic and societal inequalities.” The award, co-sponsored by the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities (HCNM) and the Dutch Foreign Ministry, recognizes extraordinary and outstanding achievements in improving the position of national minorities across the OSCE countries.

15:00 o’clock – Registration

15:30 o’clock – The Max van der Stoel Award 2020 Ceremony

Welcome Speech by His Excellency Kairat Abdrakhmanov OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities

Welcome Remarks by Erik de Baedts General Director of the Carnegie Foundation – Peace Palace

Remarks by Her Excellency Helga Maria Schmid Secretary General of the OSCE

Remarks by His Excellency Matteo Mecacci Director of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights

Statement on behalf of the Jury by His Excellency Lamberto Zannier former OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities and Chair of the Max van der Stoel Award 2020 Jury

Presentation Speech by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands

Short Film about the Laureate Acceptance Speech by the Laureate

17:00 o’clock – Reception



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