To: ††††Prof. Trinh Ngoc Trinh
Education Development Organization
Dai Co Viet, Hanoi, Vietnam
UN Vienna Civil Society Award
It is with great pleasure that I invite you to submit nominations for
the prestigious United Nations Vienna Society Award, which honours
individuals and/or organisations who have distinguished themselves
by making outstanding contributions to the fight against drug abuse,
crime and terrorism.
The annual UN Vienna Society Award pays tribute to the prominent and
supportive role of the host country of Austria and the City of Vienna
in promoting the work of the United Nations, especially in light
of the UNís emphasis on strengthening outreach and partnerships
with all segments of civil society.
In honouring these individuals or organization, the United Nations
Office for Drug Control and Crime Prevention hopes to encourage
them to continue their work and to inspire others to join the global
coalition dedicated to fostering justice and social progress.
United Nations Office for Drug Control and Crime Prevention
United Nations Vienna Civil
We invite you to nominate
individuals or groups who you believe deserve to be considered for
the 2002 UN Vienna Civil Society Award.
No candidate may nominate
himself or herself.
Vienna has been a United
Nations headquarter city for two decades, hosting several UN programmes.
The annual UN Vienna Civil Society Award pays tribute to the prominent
and supportive role of the host country of Austria and the City
of Vienna in promoting the work of the United Nations, especially
in light of the UN's emphasis on strengthening outreach and partnerships
with all segments of civil society.
The award highlights the
important work of the United Nations in promoting civil society
by recognizing outstanding contributions by civil society in fighting
drug abuse, crime and terrorism and fostering justice and social
The Award consists of a medal,
certificate and annual prize money of $100,000. If there is more
than one recipient, the prize money is shared.
The prize is awarded to individuals
and/or organizations who have made outstanding contributions in
promoting civil society, particularly in the areas of fighting drug
abuse, crime and terrorism, thereby fostering justice and social
Nominees will be considered
on an annual basis. A nomination form and updated description of
achievements are required every year.
Award Selection Committee:
The Award Selection Committee
will consist of the Director-General of the United Nations Office
at Vienna and Executive Director of the Office for Drug Control
and Crime Prevention, an appointed representative of the Government
of Austria and the Mayor and Governor of Vienna, as well as up to
five eminent personalities from civil society.
organizations, civil entities or individuals may nominate individuals
or organizations for the UN Vienna Civil Society Award by completing
the nomination form and providing the requested information. Only
nominations which provide all the information requested on the nomination
form will be considered valid.
DEADLINE FOR NOMINATION
Completed nomination forms
and required information must reach the ODCCP External Relations
Unit before 30 June 2002.
SUBMISSION OF NOMINATION FORMS
Nominations for the 2002
Award should be submitted to:
External Relations Unit, Office for Drug
Control and Crime Prevention (ODCCP)
Vienna International Centre
P.O. Box 500, A-1400 Vienna Austria
Tel: (+43-1) 26060-5575
Additional information about
the Award can be obtained at www.odccp.org.
2002 Nomination Form
1. Information on the Nominating Party
Nominating parties can be
(1) governments (2) international organizations (3) civil society
entities or (4) individuals. (Note: Parties cannot nominate themselves)
Name and title of contact
2. Information on the Nominee
Nominees for the award can
be individuals and/or organizations
Field of Activity:
Please attach the following information, depending on the category
of the nominee:
For individuals: a detailed
curriculum vitae, including information on nationality, date of
birth, academic background, present occupation and relevant publications,
For organizations: location
of headquarters, year founded, institutional mandate and general
3. Achievements of Nominee
A) Summarize briefly the
main reason why the nominee should be considered for the award.
B) Attach a supporting statement
(minimum 500 words) that provides the details of the nominee's contributions
to the promotion of civil society, particularly in the areas of
fighting drug abuse, crime and terrorism. The information provided
why the contributions
are considered valuable;
and long-term impact of these contributions;
number and type of beneficiaries affected by these contributions;
how the contributions
were accomplished by the nominee, with due recognition being given
to any significant role played by others.
Note: Please indicate when
these contributions were undertaken and over what period of time
they were achieved.
Provide three letters of
recommendation from individuals and/or organizations clearly indicating
their support of the nomination for the UN Vienna Civil Society