News ID: 56422
Published: 0502 GMT November 29, 2014

Ebtekar receives Italy's Minerva Award

Ebtekar receives Italy's Minerva Award

Iran's Vice President and Head of the Department of the Environment Masoumeh Ebtekar has won the Italian Minerva Award for her scientific achievements and successful career in the political arena, it was reported on Saturday.

The Minerva Foundation last week issued a statement in which they said that the award of 2014 would be given to Masoumeh Ebtekar, "for her outstanding organizational role and her commitment and integrity in her duties".

Minerva Award is a nongovernmental award established in 2009 in the name of Madame Anna Maria Mammoliti, an Italian journalist and social activist after her death.

The Minerva Award has been presented to famous figures active in social, economic, political and cultural fields, and the receivers have mainly been women. One of prizes awarded is called 'Company of Knowledge', which seeks to recognize women who have achieved positive place for their professional competence.

Among the winners of the Minerva Award is notably Irina Bokova, the director-general of UNESCO, who received the prize in 2010.

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