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Max van der Stoel Award 2014

The Max van der Stoel Award recognizes extraordinary and outstanding achievements in improving the position of national minorities in the OSCE participating States.

Quote: Kyrgyzstan is still struggling with many problems, but I have hope for its future. Much of my optimism comes from people like those at Spravedlivost – committed people who want to see their country become a better place, a safe place for all its diverse communities.
Author: Astrid Thors, the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities
Quote: The work that has been done, in silence, for over 20 years, has proven more effective than a lot of fanfare. And yet, from time to time the High Commissioner’s good work deserves a moment in the limelight. The presentation of the Max van der Stoel Award is such an occasion.
Author: Frans Timmermans, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands