BMW Group and Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) honour 10 organisations from 10 countries with a Intercultural Innovation Award.

Dubai. The BMW Group and a United Nations Alliance
of Civilizations (UNAOC) have bestowed 10 organizations from ten
countries with a Intercultural Innovation Award (IIA) for their
superb amicable commitment. The endowment rite took place last
night during a Expo 2020 in Dubai, on a margins of a themed week on
Tolerance and Inclusivity, and a International Day of Tolerance.
“The Intercultural Innovation Award honours people and projects that
foster diversity, toleration and inclusion in a quite creative
way. These are a values that pierce us brazen as a multitude and as a
company. We are assured that swell requires congruity – that is
what a BMW Group stands for. Together with UNAOC, we make a
suggestive grant to deferential dialogue,” says Ms. Ilka
Horstmeier, Member of a Board of Management of BMW AG, Human
Resources and Labour Relations Director, and enthusiast of a award. The
awards rite was also attended by Her Excellency Ms. Reem Ebrahim
Al Hashimy, Minister of State for International Cooperation of the
United Arab Emirates and Managing Director of a Expo 2020 Dubai Bureau.


“As a Intercultural Innovation Award celebrates a 10-year
anniversary, a United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and
a BMW Group continue to combine to foster a some-more inclusive
tellurian village by strengthening grassroots initiatives that are
deeply committed to fostering intercultural discourse and
understanding. We count on stability this ever-growing collaboration
between UNAOC and a private sector, that has shown to amplify and
strengthen a work of amicable innovators around a world. It is their
joining and idealist meditative that have given a UNAOC-BMW Group
partnership such value and impact,” pronounced Mr. Miguel Angel Moratinos,
High Representative for a United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC).


Diversity and bargain – for clever polite societies worldwide.

The BMW Group and a United Nations Alliance of Civilizations
(UNAOC), by a Intercultural Innovation Award, have been
compelling intercultural bargain and strenthening polite societies
for a past 10 years. This year, 1,100 organizations from 120
countries practical to a open call. With a support of an
Internationa Jury, 10 organizations were selected, entrance from ten
opposite countries: Brazil, Canada, Egypt, France, Germany, India,
Mexico, Nigeria, Sri Lanka and Switzerland. The awardees will each
accept financial support of 20,000 US Dollars. They will also receive
veteran mentoring from a BMW Group, UNAOC and a consulting
organization Accenture. Among other things, a comparison organizations will
advantage from business and vital plan support and turn members
of a Intercultural Leaders network, that connects professionals and
specialists worldwide. Yesterday’s endowment rite was hosted by Mr.
Miguel Ángel Moratinos, a High Representative for UNAOC, and Ms.
Ilka Horstmeier, Member of a Board of Management of BMW AG, Human
Resources and Labour Relations Director, and enthusiast of a award.


Since a inception, a Intercultural Innovation Award has been
conferred to 71 organizations, reaching some-more than 5 million people
worldwide with their projects. The BMW Group and a United Nations
Alliance of Civilizations have really recently concluded to continue their
successful partnership in a years to come.



The endowment winners (in alphabetical order):


Initiatives of Change International – International
Trust Building (Switzerland).
The International Trust Building
programme supports communities in times of dispute and social
upheaval, providing resources to residence and overcome dispute issues.
For example, house games have been grown for immature people in
Indonesia who are exposed to nonconformist groups. More information:


La Cana, Productos Con Causa – Knitting a Better
Future (Mexico).

La Cana is a non-profit organization that promotes satisfactory working
conditions and vocational training for women in prison. La Cana
enables these women to furnish high-quality handmade products and earn
an income divided from crime. More information:


Mediterranean Youth Foundation – Dialogue on the
Human Fraternity Document (Egypt).

This plan is a world’s initial inter-religious girl dialogue. It
uses workshops to commission girl to exercise a judgment of “human
fraternity” in their communities and opposite hatred speech, extremism
and intolerance. More information:


MITTI Social Initiative Foundation – MITTI Café
Inclusion with Every Meal (India).

MITTI Café runs “inclusion cafés” staffed by people with
disabilities. By facilitating interaction, MITTI Café promotes
recognition of inclusion and provides a protected workplace for people with
disabilities. More information: 


Peacegeeks Society – Arrival Advisor (Canada).

Arrival Advisor provides refugees and migrants with reliable
information about a haven focus and immigration routine in
Canada. The app provides newcomers with all a information they need.
Once downloaded, they can entrance all resources anonymously and
offline. More information:

Place Network – Emerging Leaders (France).

PLACE Network was launched in 2017 and offers a height for
refugees, haven seekers and migrants to make their success stories
manifest and motivate them to actively attend in a amicable life
of their adopted country. The plan highlights a cultural, social
and mercantile advantages of emigration for society. More information:


Politize! Civic Education Institute – Politize!
Ambassadors Programme: Promoting Civic Empowerment for All (Brazil).

Since 2018, a Politize! Ambassador Programme has been sharing
knowledge, training opportunities and preparation practice with young
people who wish to attend in a domestic life of their
communities. Civic preparation workshops sight immature people to become
leaders in politics and society. More information:


Spielen in der Stadt – Always Remember, Never Forget (Germany).

Always Remember, Never Forget is a corner plan of Spielen in der
Stadt e.V. (Playing in a City) and a Munich Documentation Centre
for a History of National Socialism. Schoolchildren find new ways of
enchanting with Munich’s National Socialist past by artistic film,
dance entertainment and opening formats. More information:


Street Project Foundation – Creative Youth Boot Camp:
Art for Social Transformation (Nigeria).

The Creative Youth Boot Camp brings together immature people from over
200 racial groups in Nigeria to get artistic together. Performing arts
are used as a means to residence and negate amicable conflicts. The
immature people’s stories turn scripts for entertainment performances and
radio play array that they furnish together. More information:


Strengthening Youth Leadership Collective – SMART
Advocates: For Effective Dialogue to Address Grassroots Conflicts (Sri Lanka).

The Youth Leadership Collective is a village of immature people who
have been intent in village growth work opposite all racial and
eremite lines in Sri Lanka given 2013. The SMART Advocates Programme
trains people to take movement opposite hatred comments and misinformation
on amicable media platforms. More information:


Please hit us directly if we have any questions:


Corporate communications


Milena Pighi, BMW Group Spokesperson Corporate Citizenship

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


Alessandro Girola, Programming Coordinator, UNAOC

Phone: +1 929 274-6217, Email: [email protected]



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The BMW Group


The BMW Group is a world’s heading reward manufacturer of
automobiles and motorcycles with a BMW, MINI, Rolls-Royce and BMW
Motorrad brands, and a provider of reward financial and mobility
services. The BMW Group prolongation network comprises 31 prolongation and
public plants in 15 countries; a association has a tellurian sales
network with member in over 140 countries.


The BMW Group achieved tellurian sales of some-more than 2.3 million
automobiles and over 169,000 motorcycles in 2020. Earnings before tax
in a 2020 financial year amounted to EUR 5.222 billion and turnover
was EUR 98.990 billion. The association employed 120,726 people worldwide
as during 31 Dec 2020.


Long-term meditative and obliged movement have always been during the
heart of a BMW Group’s mercantile success. The association set a course
for a destiny really early on and consistently places sustainability
and apparatus charge during a centre of a proceed – from the
supply sequence and prolongation right adult to a finish of a use proviso of
all a products.






The 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.