Pordenonelegge: Special UNESCO Dolomites Prize goes to Vandana Shiva



Special UNESCO Dolomites Prize goes to Vandana Shiva


“The Special UNESCO Dolomites Prize, set up by the UNESCO Dolomites Foundation, is awarded to Vandana Shiva, the scientist and economist who has won global recognition for her commitment to issues regarding the environment, sustainability and exploitation of natural resources, as her work encourages and heightens the awareness of communities of the outstanding universal values recognised by UNESCO and their ability to actively conserve their land”. With this statement, the Foundation awarded Vandana Shiva the Special UNESCO Dolomites Prize at pordenonelegge, an important book festival in Italy


pordenonelegge 2017

More than 500 Italian and international authors, 313 events held in about forty different venues around the city, over 40 editorial previews, more than a thousand publishers and 220 “Angels”, young volunteers and guides whose job it is to help the authors and public during the festival. Last year it is estimated more than 150,000 people attended the event.


Special UNESCO Dolomites Prize

The UNESCO Dolomites Foundation has set up a Special Prize dedicated to the UNESCO Dolomites for 2017 which will be presented at important cultural events throughout the territory. Nettie Wild received an award for her film at the Trento Film Festival and the Pelmo d’Oro prize went to Sergio Reolon for his service to the community. The Foundation was very keen to set up these prizes, which are awarded at leading cultural events, to strengthen bonds within the territory and help promote UNESCO values both in Italy and abroad.