His Excellency Dr. Hamad Al- Sheikh Ahmed Shaibani, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for World Peace and Chairman of the Dubai International Peace Conference, announced that His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum , UAE Vice President , Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai has approved the logo design and granted the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for World Peace valued $1.5 million dollar, becoming the highest awarded prize in the world.
The Chairman of the Board of Trustees said: “The value of the award is been raised to $1.5 million (one and a half million dollars), based on a standard compare of other world peace awards, thus becoming the highest value award in the world and reflects the vision of His Highness the patron of the award and his permanent belief that nothing is more precious than peace.”
At a press conference, held on Sunday 2 March at the Intercontinental Hotel, Dubai Festival City, Dr Hamad al Sheikh Ahmed al-Shaibani, announced the details and mechanism of choosing the logo design of the award, after the Board of Trustees placed a design competition for public participation including citizens and residents of the UAE, the land of peace, where the competition has witnessed an active public participation mounting to over 500 designs submitted, out of which 15 designs been chosen by the assigned committee based on a study and in accordance with the vision and mission of the award.
H.E. Dr. Shaibani thanked all participants for their interaction and contribution in the design of the logo of the peace prize that germinated on the land of peace, bearing the name of a man loving and supportive of the peace, recalling that the launching of this award is also a pattern light of the tolerance of Islam that reflects the values of tolerance, amenity and moderation that open channels of communication with all people of the world to strengthen international relations in order to achieve desired peace, where the vision is to achieve reconnaissance in terms of world peace and to devote a message focused on the dissemination and promotion of world peace contributions through creative initiatives to show the values of Islam in a global perspective includes all of humanity, as it seeks to embody these values of equality, honesty and responsibility, as well as meanings of transparency and tolerance among all religions.
Dr al-Shaibani stressed that the specialized committees of the Prize are currently working on selection, according to criterion been devoted for choosing the peace character to be announced in the near future, on the grounds that the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for World Peace seeks to honor personalities or institutions with outstanding contributions in peace related issues around the world to ensure sustainable development in various parts of the world, advancing towards the entrepreneurial spirit and dedication to issues relating to peace. This Award is distinguished by an innovative mechanism in the selection process matching the highest awarded international prizes in this field.
Dr. Hamad Al- Sheikh Ahmed al Shaibani, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for World Peace honored the winning designer of the trophy, as well as the three winners of the Smart Initiative contest of the Dubai World Peace Conference 2014.
Dr Omar Mohammed al Khatib, Coordinator General of the Dubai International Peace Conference 2014, confirmed that the competition has succeeded in perpetuating the conference as a smart event with distinction, following the initiative of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, Patron of the Award, announcing Dubai to be SmartCity by stimulating and encouraging government organizations to offer creative and innovative solutions, in addition to keeping up with and taking advantage of the latest technological developments in the world to ensure customer satisfaction, on the grounds that the vision of the Government of Dubai SmartCity aims to facilitate transactions of public and companies with the government and contribute in making Dubai a leading economic center.
Al Khatib thanked Dr Hamad Al Shaibani Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Sultan al Mejren, Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Award for World Peace and Vice Chairman of the Conference, the heads and members of committees, wishing all success to the current session in putting more ideas and smart initiatives, in embodiment of the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and his Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council the launch of the improvement agenda for government departments 2014, and His Highness honoring the winners of smart government awards.
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Mariam al Afirdi, Head of the Media Committee- Dubai International Peace Conference
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