The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) is currently inviting nominations for its Nansen Refugee Award 2016. The award is bestowed to a person or group for outstanding work on behalf of the forcibly displaced. The Nansen Refugee Award, through its laureates, aims to showcase the values of perseverance and conviction in the face of adversity.
The 2016 winner will be announced in September 2016.
Anyone may submit a candidate for the Nansen Refugee Award. The nominations welcome of any deserving individual, group or organization.
Candidates may be individuals, groups or organizations. Every Nansen Refugee Award winner spends an extraordinary amount of time and effort to help the forcibly displaced:
The winner’s work goes beyond the call of duty and outside of normal activities
The winner’s work demonstrates courage – the winner might at times face personal risk for his/her/their work
The winner’s work should have a direct positive impact on the lives of forcibly displaced or stateless people
Is connected to a major displacement issue or situation
Current or former UNHCR and NRC employees are ineligible