Last December 5, the United Nations announced the winner of the prominent United Nation Prize in the Field of Human Righys for 2013 and it goes to a female Moroccan Human Rights advocate, Khadija Riyadi.
The awarding ceremony for the United Nations Human Rights Prize of 2013 will be on December 10th in New York’s United Nations headquarters. The event will be included in the annual commemoration of the Human Rights Day, taking place yearly every 10th of December.
The United Nations Human Rights Prize was launched in 1966 by the General Assembly and for the first time awarded on 10th of December in 1968 and has since then been awarding every 5 years.
As stated in UN’s press release, the prize is presented to people and companies to recognize their exceptional contribution in promoting and protecting human rights and fundamental freedoms. Those who have been recipients before include Amnesty International, Nelson Mandela, Jimmy Carter, and Reverend Dr. Martin L. King, Eleanor Roosevelt.