Oviedo, Jun 30 (EFE) .- Thirty-five candidacies from sixteen nationalities opt for the Princess of Asturias Award for Concord that is announced today and that closes the eight distinctions of the XLI edition of the awards that the institution that carries the title of the heir to the Crown.
The award is intended to recognize “the work of defense and generalization of human rights, the promotion and protection of peace, freedom, solidarity, world heritage and, in general, the progress of humanity”, according to they collect the statutes of the entity.
The award went to Spanish health workers in 2020 for their work at the forefront of the pandemic, and in previous editions in the Polish city of Gdansk, to the American oceanographer Sylvia A. Earle, in the European Union and in SOS Children’s Villages.
This year, the Scientific and Technical Research Awards have already been awarded to seven researchers who have developed some of the vaccines against covid-19; International Cooperation to the NGO Campaign for Female Education (CAMFED); Arts, to the Serbian Marina Abramovic, the greatest exponent of “performance”; and Communication and Humanities, to the American journalist and writer Gloria Steinem, an icon of modern feminism.
In addition, the Social Sciences study fell on the Indian economist Amartya Sen, known for his work on the theory of social choice, human development and economic well-being; that of Sports, in the swimmer Teresa Perales, winner of 26 medals in five Paralympic Games, and that of Letters, in the French writer Emmanuel Carrère.
Each Princess of Asturias Award is endowed with the reproduction of a sculpture designed by Joan Miró, an accrediting diploma, a badge and 50,000 euros.