December 8, 2021
In celebrating the 76th anniversary of the United Nations and over 70 years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, UNA-NCA will recognize outstanding individuals and organizations who are working to improve human rights in their communities and around the world.

The 2021 Honorees


Louis B. Sohn Human Rights Award
Professor Tendayi Achiume
United Nations Special Reporter on Racism, Racial
Discrimination, Xenophobia, and Related Intolerance

Perdita Huston Human Rights Award
Gayatri Patel
Vice President of External Relations, Women’s Refugee
Commission; Vice Chair of Advocacy, UNA-NCA

F. Allen "Tex" Harris Human Rights Diplomacy Award
Lynn Sicade
Director, Office of Multilateral and Global Affairs, Bureau of
Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, U.S. Department of State

UNA-NCA Community Human Rights Award
SMYAL
Supporting and Mentoring Youth Advocates and Leaders Empowering LGBTQ Youth
*Accepted by their Executive Director, Sultan Shakir

Emerging Leader Award
Ryan Kaminski
LGBTQI+ Advisor U.S. Agency for International Development

Event Sponsorship Features

  • All sponsor logos or names are included on the event slideshow and website.
  • All sponsors are mentioned on UNA-NCA’s social media networks including Twitter and Facebook.
  • An opportunity to honor individuals who are making an impact in the human rights field and our community.

Both individuals and organizations can use this form to sponsor!  If you are completing this on behalf of an organization, please indicate the organization's name in the "Additional Comments" box under the sponsorship amount.

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