Global Citizen Award opens for entries

first_imgGlobal Citizen Award opens for entries  69 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Melanie May | 25 April 2016 | News Nominations have opened for the annual Henley & Partners Global Citizen Award, which rewards individuals who have contributed towards improving the global community.This year’s winner will be honoured at a gala fundraising dinner for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in London on 11th November.The annual laureate is chosen by an independent Award Committee, which this year includes: Her Royal Highness Princess Firyal of Jordan, Her Excellency Marie Louise Coleiro Preca, President of the Republic of Malta, Senator Joelle Garriaud-Maylam, Secretary of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defense and Armed Forces, Senate of France, Paris, Professor Dr. Khalid Koser OBE, Executive Director of GCERF and Vice-Chairman of the Advisory Council on Migration, World Economic Forum, Geneva, Leigh Foster, Chief of Events, Campaigns and Goodwill Ambassadors, UNHCR, Geneva, Dr. Marek Urban CSsR, Councillor of the Henley & Partners Foundation, Krakow, and Namira Salim, Global Explorer and Artist, Monaco.The award consists of a commemorative medal, an award certificate signed by the President of the Award Committee and a USD 50,000 monetary prize, of which USD 25,000 is donated to UNHCR.Leigh Foster of the UNHCR said:“Ideally we want to honour those whose work is innovative and visionary.  A candidate’s work should also have a positive impact on the lives of the most vulnerable in society.”Last year, the Global Citizen Award was presented to German entrepreneur Harald Höppner who founded the refugee aid project Sea Watch. The non-profit organisation has rescued thousands of refugees from capsized boats during its patrols of the Mediterranean Sea.Nominations can be submitted at https://www.henleyglobal.com/the-global-citizen-award until 1st July. Advertisementcenter_img  70 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Tagged with: Awards About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

Watchdog coalition rejects impending mining regulation

first_imgA watchdog coalition has called for the government to delay passing a mining government regulation (PP) until after the Constitutional Court (MK) makes a key decision on the 2020 Mining Law, which lays a legal basis for the regulation.The eight-member Clean Indonesia Coalition argued that the government’s efforts to pass the regulation would “all go to waste” should the court nullify the mining law, deliberations of which are still ongoing in Jakarta.“They focus on economic infrastructure but ignore democratic infrastructure. They did not even consider the court process when drafting the regulation,” said coalition spokesman Arip “Yogi” Yogiawan, who also works for the Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI), on Tuesday. Topics : The government regulation on mining activity is the nearest to completion among three similar regulations being drafted by the Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) Ministry in realizing the recently passed, controversial 2020 Coal and Mineral Mining Law.Read also: Civil society brings new Mining Law to court over transparency issuesEnergy Ministry mining director general Ridwan Djamalludin first spoke about the three regulations on Aug. 27, by which time the regulation on mining activity was being discussed between ministries. The others were still being discussed internally.“The energy minister wants these done before the end of the year,” he told lawmakers at a House of Representatives hearing in Jakarta.The regulation on mining activity addresses, among others issues, giant coal miners whose mining permits — legally called “contracts” (PKP2B) — are slated to expire between November 2020 and April 2025, depending on the individual company.last_img read more