New York [US], February 4 (ANI/Sputnik): UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Wednesday that he will donate the prize of USD 500,000 he received upon acceptance of the Zayed Award for Human Fraternity to the United Nations Refugee Agency.
On Wednesday, Guterres was awarded the 2021 Zayed Award for Human Fraternity which recognizes the work in driving human progress and includes a prize of USD 1 million. Along with the UN chief, the award was given to Moroccan-French activist Latifa Ibn Ziaten.
“I have decided to donate the prize money – USD 500,000 – to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees [UN Refugee Agency] to buttress its indispensable efforts to protect the most vulnerable members of the human family – the forcibly displaced,” Guterres said in a statement.
Guterres explained he decided to donate the prize money to the UN Refugee Agency because he is seeking to promote common humanity amid a series of ongoing global crises.
“As the world faces the COVID-19 pandemic, an economic crisis, a climate emergency and threats to peace, unity and solidarity are more important than ever,” Guterres said. (ANI/Sputnik)
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