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Oviedo, Jun 3 . .- The 2020 Princess of Asturias Award for Concord, which is attended by 35 candidates from 19 countries, will fail as of this noon in Oviedo, once the deliberations of a jury conclude that, due to the health crisis caused by the coronavirus, will meet for the first time in the history of these awards telematically.

The Princess of Asturias Award for Concord, whose jury is made up of members of the Foundation’s Boards of Trustees, is aimed at distinguishing “the work of defense and generalization of human rights, the promotion and protection of peace, freedom, solidarity, world heritage and, in general, the progress of humanity. “

Last year it fell to the Polish city of Gdansk, which has become a symbol of resistance against Nazism and of the fight for the recovery of freedoms in Europe.

In previous editions it was obtained, among others, by the American oceanographer Sylvia Earle, the European Union, the heroes of Fukushima, Manos Unidas, Unicef, Aldeas Infantiles, Caddy Adzuba, the city of Berlin, Adolfo Suárez, Hussein de Jordan, the Coordinadora Gesto for the Peace of Euskal Herria or Stephen Hawking.

The award ceremony for the Princess of Asturias Awards traditionally takes place in the month of October at the Campoamor Theater in Oviedo, in a solemn act presided over by Kings Felipe and Letizia.

Each Princess of Asturias Award is endowed with a reproduction of a sculpture by Joan Miró – a representative symbol of the award -, an accrediting diploma, a badge and the cash amount of 50,000 euros.