United Nations Alliance of Civilizations and BMW Group announce a 10 finalists of a 2019 Intercultural Innovation Award

Madrid, 11 Dec 2019 – Ten tellurian grassroots initiatives have
been named finalists of a prestigious Intercultural Innovation Award
during an Awards Ceremony hold final night in Madrid, Spain. A
partnership between a United Nations Alliance of Civilizations
(UNAOC) and a BMW Group, a Intercultural Innovation Award supports
grassroots initiatives that encourage intercultural discourse and
bargain and minister to peace, informative diversity, and more
thorough societies.
The Awards Ceremony was chaired by a High
Representative for UNAOC and former Minister of Foreign Affairs of
Spain, H.E. Mr. Miguel Ángel Moratinos, and Mr. Bill McAndrews, Vice
President Market Communications during BMW Group, and took place during the
Royal Theatre.

“As a Intercultural Innovation Award enters a sixth edition,
UNAOC and a BMW Group continue to combine to boost a work of
cutting-edge amicable innovators,” pronounced Mr. Moratinos during his opening
remarks. “In today’s tellurian context, noted by conflicts of a complex
nature, polite multitude organizations have a energy to influence
particular behaviors and encourage a values of honour and inclusion,
and therefore play a vicious purpose in advancing these values among
their communities.”
“With a Intercultural Innovation Award we
applaud superb initiatives implemented by extraordinary
individuals. They are operative to overpass intercultural groups in
innovative and impactful ways. We during a BMW Group trust that
farrago not usually enhances a company, it is a really substructure on
that a success is built. That is because we are so unapproachable of a strong
partnership with a UNAOC. This partnership and a Intercultural
Innovation Award capacitate us to commend some of a remarkable
cross-cultural work being finished worldwide,” pronounced Mr. Bill McAndrews.

This year, a preference routine was rarely competitive, with over
1,200 applications from 128 countries. The initial place went to
“Milenial Islami,” a plan of a Indika Foundation in Indonesia.
The plan engages leaders of several religions in conversations with
a public, both online and offline, to encourage interfaith dialogue
and pacific coexistence.
In further to a financial grant, the
recipients of a Intercultural Innovation Award will advantage from
capacity-building and mentorship support from UNAOC and a BMW Group
to assistance their projects enhance and replicate to other contexts. They
will also be invited to join a “Intercultural Leaders” network, a
ability and knowledge-sharing height for polite multitude organizations
and immature leaders.

Other awardees embody (in alphabetical order):

180° Wende – 180° Wende (Germany)
180° Wende connects a youth
village to support their disadvantaged peers and empowers them to
retrieve their possess lives by reconquering their amicable environment. 180°
Wende works in deserted neighborhoods, prisons, and schools to
yield discerning and spontaneous assistance to girl and their relatives.
More info: https://interculturalinnovation.org/180-turn/ 

Child Soldier Reintegration Project – Grassroots Reconciliation Group
The “Child Soldier Reintegration” plan helps former
child soldiers determine with war-affected communities in northern
Uganda. More info: https://interculturalinnovation.org/child-soldier-reintegration-project/

E4D Entrepreneurs for Diversity – Ventana a la Diversidad
The plan “E4D Entrepreneurs for Diversity” empowers
immature entrepreneurs and creators from marginalized communities in the
Ibero-American segment to rise innovative ideas to overcome
barriers, compelling a enlightenment of peace, and transforming their
communities. More info: https://interculturalinnovation.org/e4d-entrepreneurs-for-diversity/  

Inclusive Intercultural Education for Social Cohesion – Kachinland
College (Myanmar)
The “Inclusive Intercultural Education for
Social Cohesion” plan empowers and equips immature leaders from
opposite ethnic, linguistic, and eremite backgrounds in northern
Myanmar to turn facilitators in intercultural dialogue, both online
and offline. More info: https://interculturalinnovation.org/inclusive-intercultural-education-for-social-cohesion/  

Life Into Lyrics: Bridging Cultural Divides Through Song – Darkspark
The “Life into Lyrics” plan invites girl to create
cocktail songs and digital campaigns with amicable purpose, enlivening them
to lend their voices to a change they wish to see in a world. More
info:  https://interculturalinnovation.org/life-into-lyrics-bridging-cultural-divides-through-song/   

MinorMatters: Rewind; Rebuild – The Alliance Development Trust (Sri
The plan “MinorMatters: Rewind; Rebuild” is a web-based
height with resources to supply and commission citizens, especially
youth, to encourage eremite leisure and coexistence in Sri Lanka. More
info: https://interculturalinnovation.org/minormatters-rewind-rebuild/

Schools of Peace – Museo de la Palabra y la Imagen (El
The “Schools of Peace” plan offers a accumulation of
workshops to immature people, from song and museum to photography and
audiovisual production, intending to encourage girl care and
obliged citizenship and encourage a enlightenment of assent by humanities and
culture. The plan also targets teachers by training them about
assault impediment during school. More info: https://interculturalinnovation.org/schools-of-peace/

Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom Chapter Expansion – Sisterhood of Salaam
Shalom (USA)
The Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom is a Muslim-Jewish
grassroots classification in North America that helps immature women and
women rise family and benefit a skills to conflict fast to
incidents in their communities in sequence to mount together in a face
of hate. More info: https://interculturalinnovation.org/sisterhood-of-salaam-shalom-chapter-expansion/  

Women as Peace Champions – Women’s Rights Association (Pakistan)

The “Women as Peace Champions” plan engages marginalized
women groups to diminution a opening in a decision-making routine and
boost partnership between opposite communities. It provides a
height for discourse about assent and aims to encourage toleration amongst
communities by a grant of women. More info: https://interculturalinnovation.org/women-as-peace-champions/  


Media Contacts

BMW Group

Milena Pighi, Spokesperson Corporate Social Responsibility

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

Alessandro Girola, Programming Coordinator, UNAOC

Phone: +1 929 274-6217

Email: [email protected]


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 public comforts in 15 countries; a association has a
tellurian sales network in some-more than 140 countries.

In 2018, a BMW Group sole over 2,490,000 newcomer vehicles and
some-more than 165,000 motorcycles worldwide. The distinction before taxation in the
financial year 2018 was € 9.815 billion on revenues amounting to €
97.480 billion. As of 31 Dec 2018, a BMW Group had a workforce
of 134,682 employees.

The success of a BMW Group has always been formed on long-term
meditative and obliged action. The association has therefore established
ecological and amicable sustainability via a value chain,
extensive product shortcoming and a transparent joining to
conserving resources as an constituent partial of a strategy.

United Nations Alliance of Civilization

The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) is an initiative
of a United Nations Secretary-General that aims to improve
bargain and mild family among nations and peoples
opposite cultures and to revoke polarization during internal and tellurian levels.

UNAOC was determined in 2005, during a beginning of a Governments
of Spain and Turkey, underneath a auspices of a United Nations. The
United Nations Secretary-General Mr. António Guterres allocated Mr.
Miguel Ángel Moratinos Cuyaubé of Spain as his High Representative for
a UN Alliance of Civilizations in Jan 2019. UNAOC is supported
by a Group of Friends, a village of countries and international
organizations that actively promotes a Alliance’s objectives and
work during a global, regional, and internal levels.
Working in
partnership with governments, general and regional
organizations, polite multitude groups, foundations, and a private
sector, UNAOC is ancillary a operation of projects and initiatives aimed
during building bridges among a farrago of cultures and communities.