United Nations Population Award
Dr. Jotham Musinguzi (Uganda), the 2013 laureate, receiving the UN Population Award from UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
Each year, the Committee for the United Nations Population Award honours an individual and/or institution in recognition of outstanding contributions to population and reproductive health questions and to their solutions. The Award was established by the General Assembly in 1981, in resolution 36/201, and was first presented in 1983. It consists of a gold medal, a diploma and a monetary prize.
The Committee for the United Nations Population Award is comprised of 10 UN Member States, with United Nations Secretary-General and UNFPA Executive Director serving as ex-officio members. Nominations for the award are accepted through 31 December of each year.
26 June 2015 Thoraya Obaid and the African Population and Health Research Centre honoured with UN Population Award
The United Nations honoured Thoraya Ahmed Obaid and the African Population and Health Research Centre (APHRC), recipients of the 2015 United Nations Population Award, at UN Headquarters today.
12 June 2014 Father Aldo Marchesini and Jhpiego recognized with UN Population Award
UNITED NATIONS, New York – On 12 June, UNFPA celebrated the winners of the 2014 United Nations Population Award: Father Aldo Marchesini, a doctor and Catholic priest who treats obstetric fistula sufferers in Mozambique...