Recording of proceedings 2020 Winner of UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Prize for Tolerance & Non Violence

News On Zoom Streaming from UNESCO Headquaters France - 24th November 2020

This UNESCO Master Class on tolerance tackled several of the global issues that hinder the development of a culture of peace, non-violence and tolerance. It gave an opportunity to showcase and discuss the numerous achievements of former laureates of the UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize for the Promotion of Tolerance and Non-Violence.


More information on the Prize is available here.

More information on UNESCO’s Master Classes is available here.


  •     Opening remarks by UNESCO
  •     Keynote speech by Ms France Marquet, Principal Trustee, Madanjeet Singh Foundation
  •     Introduction of the Master Class by Ms Gabriela Ramos, Assistant Director-General for Social and Human Sciences
  •     Testimonies by young advocates for tolerance
  •     Interactive discussions with former and current Laureates of the Prize:
    • Prof. Francisco Estévez, Chairholder of UNESCO-Madanjeet Chair on promoting tolerance and non-violence in Chile and            Latin    America through education, 2014 Laureate
    • Ms Etery Ordzhonikidze, Chief of International Relations, Tolerance Center, 2016 Laureate
    • Ms Manon Barbeau, Founder of Wapikoni Mobile, 2018 Co-Laureate
    • Mr Ben Mussanzi Wa Mussangu, President of 2020 Laureate Centre Résolution Conflits
    • Moderator : Ms Vaiju Narvane, Professor of Journalism and Media Studies, Ashoka University, journalist and author
  • Dialogue session to create commitments to be implemented in schools and communities
  • Closing remarks