Information Center: 10/21/2010
UNESCO Suspends Dictator Prize After Global Protest. EG Justice and its partners welcomed UNESCO’s decision to suspend the prize funded by President Obiang.
An article that highlights a high profile letter sent by more than 100 African scholars and human rights activists calling on UNESCO to cancel the UNESCO-Obiang Prize for the Life Sciences.
The United Nations cultural organization UNESCO bowed to pressure from anti-corruption campaigners and suspended a science prize named after Equatorial Guinea's President Teodoro Obiang Nguema.
EG Justice and its partners welcomed UNESCO’s decision today to suspend, indefinitely, the prize funded by and named after President Obiang of Equatorial Guinea. The groups reaffirmed their call for UNESCO to ultimately abolish the award.
The U.N. culture and education body UNESCO suspended on Thursday the award of a prize for life sciences named after the leader of Equatorial Guinea, whose government is widely accused of corruption and rights abuses.
UNESCO suspended plans to grant a prize sponsored by Equatorial Guinea President Teodoro Obiang Nguema after lobbying by human rights groups, including EG Justice.
A U.N. agency has suspended a prize funded by and named for Equatorial Guinea's president, whose government has been accused of human rights abuses.