UNHCR to Get Mother Teresa Award 2017 for Social Justice

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has been named as the recipient of the Mother Teresa Memorial Award for Social Justice, 2017.

The UNHCR provides humanitarian aid to innumerable people internally displaced by conflicts and helping stateless people all over the world. Harmony Foundation has instituted the only official award in memory of Mother Teresa. Harmony Foundation’s theme for 2017 is Compassion Beyond Borders.
News In-a-Line:
UNHCR- receives Mother Teresa Memorial Award 2017 for Social Justice.

Static/Current Takeaway Points Important for IBPS PO Mains 2017 Exam-

  1. Harmony Foundation Chairman- Abraham Mathai.
  2. Mother Teresa Memorial Award- instituted in 2005.
  3. Past Awardees- The Dalai Lama, Malala Yousefzai, Anna Hazare, Colin Gonsalves.
Source- The Hindu