The Zayed Award for Human Fraternity was established on February 4, 2019, to mark the historic meeting in Abu Dhabi between His Eminence the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Professor Ahmed Al-Tayeb and His Holiness Pope Francis, during which they co-signed the Document on Human Fraternity.
Given the historic significance of this declaration - which called for reconciliation and peace among humanity - the two religious leaders were named honorary recipients of the Zayed Award for Human Fraternity in 2019.
In February 2020, on the first anniversary of the Document on Human Fraternity, it was announced that the Zayed Award for Human Fraternity would become an annual award, overseen by the Higher Committee of Human Fraternity, an independent international organization instituted to promote human fraternity values in communities around the world and to fulfill the aspirations of the Document on Human Fraternity.
From 2021 onwards, the award has opened nominations for individuals and entities, from all backgrounds and anywhere in the world, who are working to strengthen human connection and impact people’s lives by addressing divisions, building resilient communities, and fostering solidarity. To learn more about the nomination process, visit the nomination page.