BMW Group and Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) applaud 10 years of partnership and extend their cooperation.

Munich. The BMW Group and a United Nations Alliance
of Civilizations (UNAOC) are carrying their team-work brazen on
compelling intercultural discourse and strengthening polite societies,
that started accurately 10 years ago. “We are unapproachable of a decade of
partnership with UNAOC and a grant we are creation through
educational initiatives and intercultural discourse worldwide. We are
therefore gay to be stability this successful partnership,”
pronounced Ilka Horstmeier, Member of a Board of Management of BMW AG,
Human Resources, Labour Relations Director.


“It is an honour to applaud 10 years of partnership with a BMW
Group, quite given a critical work we are doing towards
amicable inclusion and diversity. We count on stability this
ever-growing partnership between a United Nations and a private
sector, that has shown to amplify and strengthen a work of social
innovators around a world”, pronounced Miguel Angel Moratinos, High
Representative for a United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC).


10 years of advancing farrago and intercultural dialogue.

The partnership between BMW Group and a United Nations Alliance of
Civilizations (UNAOC) began in 2011, a time within that both partners
presented a Intercultural Innovation Award for a initial time. This
award, that has been bestowed frequently given then, honours projects
around a universe that foster intercultural bargain and diverse,
thorough societies. To this day, 61 endowment winners have been means to
strech some-more than 5 million people worldwide with their projects
given a Intercultural Innovation Award’s inception.


Award rite during EXPO 2020 – a theatre of informative diversity.

This year, a endowment rite will take place on 18 Nov as part
of a themed week on toleration and inclusivity during this year’s Expo
2020 in Dubai. Over 1,100 organisations from 120 countries practical to
an open call for applications that this year focused quite on
targeting projects that foster gender equivalence and disciple for
women’s rights, fight aroused extremism, loathing and prejudice, and
use art, enlightenment and competition as enablers of amicable change.

The Intercultural Innovation Award: Commitment that lasts.

Besides a financial support of 200,000 USD to be divided equally
opposite a 10 comparison projects, endowment winners will also advantage from
veteran plan superintendence from a BMW Group, UNAOC and the
business consulting organisation Accenture. Recipients will also receive
managerial and vital plan support and turn partial of the
“Intercultural Leaders” network, that connects professionals and
managers opposite a globe. “The endowment rite is a really special
moment: a successful organisations will be means to put their ideas
into movement and accept profitable veteran support from a project
partners. We are gratified to see that so many considerable projects
practical again this year. This shows a abyss of creativity and
innovative energy that surrounds informative diversity,” pronounced Ilka
Horstmeier in her purpose as a enthusiast of a Intercultural Innovation Award.


With partnerships like this, a BMW Group pursues a idea of
moulding governmental change. The association wants to minister to
tolerable swell ecologically, economically, and socially. This
finish was also done apparent during a IAA Mobility 2021: A light
uncover projected a UNAOC trademark and United Nations Sustainable
Development Goals onto a façade of a company’s domicile in
Munich to symbol a partnership’s anniversary.


For serve questions greatfully contact:


Corporate Communications

Milena Pighi, BMW Group Corporate Communications and
Governmental Affairs,

Spokesperson Corporate Citizenship

Telephone: +49-89-382-66563, [email protected]


Markus Sagemann, BMW Group Corporate Communications and Governmental Affairs

Head of Communications HR, Work Environment, Real Estate, Corporate Citizenship

Telephone: +49-89-382-68796, [email protected]


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The BMW Group


With a 4 brands BMW, MINI, Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad, a BMW
Group is a world’s heading reward manufacturer of automobiles and
motorcycles and also provides reward financial and mobility services.
The BMW Group prolongation network comprises 31 prolongation and assembly
comforts in 15 countries; a association has a tellurian sales network in
some-more than 140 countries.


In 2020, a BMW Group sole over 2.3 million newcomer vehicles and
some-more than 169,000 motorcycles worldwide. The distinction before taxation in the
financial year 2020 was € 5.222 billion on revenues amounting to €
98.990 billion. As of 31 Dec 2020, a BMW Group had a workforce
of 120,726 employees.


The success of a BMW Group has always been formed on long-term
meditative and obliged action. The association set a march for the
destiny early on and is creation sustainability and apparatus efficiency
a concentration of a company’s vital instruction – from a supply
chain, by production, to a finish of a use phase, for all a products.






United Nations Alliance of Civilizations

The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) is an initiative
of a UN Secretary-General, that aims to urge bargain and
mild family among nations and peoples opposite cultures and
religions and assistance opposite a army that fuel polarization and extremism.


UNAOC was determined in 2005, during a beginning of a Governments
of Spain and Turkey, underneath a auspices of a United Nations. In
Jan 2019, H.E. Mr. Miguel Ángel Moratinos insincere a position of
High Representative for UNAOC, next H.E. Mr. Nassir Abdulaziz
Al-Nasser, who succeeded H.E. Mr. Jorge Sampaio.


UNAOC maintains a tellurian network of partners, including states,
general and informal organizations, polite multitude groups,
foundations, and a private sector, to urge cross-cultural
family between different nations and communities.