Every year, the United Nations Population Award is given to an individual and/or institution in recognition of outstanding contributions to population and reproductive health issues and solutions. The Award was established by the General Assembly in 1981, and was first presented in 1983. This prestigious award consists of a gold medal, a diploma and a monetary prize.
This year, award has been presented during a virtual ceremony held on 10 December 2020.
In the institutional category:
HelpAge India received the “2020 UN Population Award” for its contribution towards serving the disadvantaged elderly and raising awareness on the cause of the elderly.
In the individual category:
Her Majesty ‘Gyalyum Sangay Choden Wangchuck‘, Queen Mother of Bhutan, received the “2020 United Nations Population Award“, for her work on sexual and reproductive health and rights and the need to end violence against women, girls and children in Bhutan.