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UN grants Miss Iraq 'Ambassador for Peace' award for promoting tolerance

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The United Nations Watch has announced that Sarah Idan will receive the Swiss organization’s Ambassador for Peace Award.

Idan, who was announced as Miss Iraq in 2017, faced death threats for posting a photo of herself with Miss Israel.

The prize will be presented to Idan at a Geneva ceremony attended by senior diplomats of the U.N. Human Rights Council, during U.N. Watch’s 2019 annual gala dinner on June 13.

The prize was previously given to several figures including Nobel Peace Prize Laureate David Trimble; French Prime Minister Manuel Valls; Spanish Prime Minister José María Aznar; Turkish journalist Yavuz Baydar; Chinese dissident Yang Jianli; and Esther Mujawayo, an activist for victims of the genocide in Rwanda.

Last Modified: Wednesday، 29 May 2019 02:48 PM
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