Some of the most prestigious awards that are presented to individuals and organisations promoting diversity, equal opportunities and peaceful cohabitation include:
Nobel Peace Prize. This is the highest recognition possible individuals and organisations can receive for promoting peace and peaceful cohabitation. The award is one in five categories of the pre-eminent Nobel Prize and is awarded annually since 1901. The first Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Henry Dunant for his contribution to the foundation of the International Committee of the Red Cross and Frederic Passy for his role in the formation of the Inter-Parliamentary Union and organisation of the Universal Peace Congress. The first British to win the Nobel Peace was William Randal Cremer. He won the prestigious award in 1903 for his role in the Inter-Parliamentary Union.
The National Diversity Awards. Organised by The Diversity Group, an organisation which promotes diversity and equality, The National Diversity Awards are presented to individuals and organisations which are committed to advocating diversity, equal opportunities and inclusion. The Awards are presented in several categories including age, gender, LGBT, race & religion/faith, and disability. Held for the first time in 2012, the Awards are presented annually. Every year, the ceremony is hosted by a different city. The first host was Manchester, one of the most diverse cities in the UK.
European Diversity Awards (EDA). Just like The National Diversity Awards, the European Diversity Awards are presented to honour individuals and organisations that promote diversity, equal opportunities and inclusion in virtually the same categories: age, gender, LGBT, culture & religion, and disability.
GLAAD Media Award. Organised by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), the GLAAD Media Awards are presented to the media for representation of the LGBT community in several categories which besides television and film also include theatre, music and advertising. The first GLAAD Media Awards were presented in 1990 and have been awarded annually ever since.
Women of the Future Awards. Presented to young successful women, the Women of the Future Awards seek not only to honour women with outstanding achievements but also seek to inspire other young women to follow their example. The Awards were presented for the first time in 2006 and have been bestowed annually ever since by the Women of the Future Network.