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PeaceJam Foundation, an award-winning peace education programme that has embraced more than 1.2 million young people, from 40 countries around the world, has just announced an impressive panel for the Second Annual PeaceJam Special Jury Prize at the Monte Carlo Television Festival.
The purpose of the award, which will be given on June 19, is to recognise outstanding Television Films that embody the spirit of the Nobel Peace Prize. It is thus fitting that Nobel Peace Prize Winner Betty Williams will present this award.
The panel will assemble ten distinguished international personalities tasked with choosing the best entry. The members are: Dawn Engle, Executive Director of the PeaceJam Foundation; Shirli Singh, Philanthropist and President of the Jury; HRH Princess Camilla of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Duchess of Castro, who is designated as the Monaco Representative to the Jury by Prince Albert; Lara Isoardo, Representative of the Monte Carlo TV Festival; Genie Godula, Anchor at France 24; Raquel Bruno, President of Drive Entertainment Group represented by Russ Bruno; Chiara Sbarigia, General Director, APT, Associazione Produttori Televisivi; Calypso de Sigaldi, VP, AID Accociation Internationale D’actions Artistiques, and Ivan Suvanjieff, President of the PeaceJam Foundation.
The Peacejam Special Jury Prize adds a unique new humanitarian component to the Television Festival. Participation is open to all public and private television organisations, as well as to institutions that devote themselves to public understanding. To be considered for the Special Jury Prize, submissions should be made for television broadcast but not necessarily limited to television distribution.
Submissions are open until April 22. The full rules and procedures can be found online.
The Monte Carlo Television Festival was established in 1961 by Prince Rainier III and Princess Grace. This year it takes place June 15-19.
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France 2 will broadcast on Sunday, March 18, as part of its programme “D'Art Art”, a section dedicated to the famous equestrian statue of Louis XIV, which stands at Place des Victoires in Paris, work of the Monegasque sculptor François-Joseph Bosio. The statue was so impressive that Bosio and received the title of "First Sculptor of the King".
The Prince's Government has wanted to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the birth of this artist and to make known the importance of his work to a wider public. Bosio, supported and encouraged by the patronage of Prince Honoré III, made a brilliant career in the French capital. He continues to surprise us with the variety and richness of his work.
A new episode dedicated to another major work of Bosio will be broadcast in 2018.
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Long-serving administrator appointed Director General of Department of Social Affairs Valérie Viora-Puyo, Director of Human Resources and Public Service Training, has been appointed General Manager of the Department of Social Affairs and Health, effective from March 12, 2018. She succeeds Virginie Cotta.
A graduate of Commerce and Business Administration at Nice Sophia-Antipolis University, Ms Viora-Puyo joined the Administration in 1987 as the Secretariat of the Department of the Interior. She was employed at the Secretariat of the Department of Public Works and Social Affairs from 1990 to 1995.
In 1995, she joined the Secretariat of the Department of the Interior where she held various positions before being appointed Technical Advisor.
In 2004, she became Secretary General of the National Council and then Director of Human Resources and Training in 2010.
"Attentive to the modernisation of the Administration, I pay particular attention to the human component," she said.