Pena Nieto recognized as a statesman of the year
January 09, 2014
El Economista
The Appeal of Conscience Foundation (Foundation for Call to Consciousness) today announced its decision to give the president of Mexico, Enrique Peņa Nieto, his prize as a statesman in 2014 in a ceremony to be held here in September.

The Foundation, an interfaith organization founded by Rabbi Arthur Schneier, said in a statement that will deliver the "World Statesman Award 2014" for his leadership Peņa Nieto has been shown to take "tough decisions seeking to boost his nation and its people".

Schneier said, as president of the Appeal of Conscience Foundation (ACF), "President Peņa Nieto will be recognized for his strong leadership, new vision and for being a player in the global responsibility committed to economic and social development."

The religious leader also stressed the contributions of Mexican president to "peace and based on international and intercultural cooperation for human rights, freedom and tolerance."

The agency said that the award statesmen who support peace, prosperity and freedom to promote tolerance, human dignity and human rights is delivered and to lead these causes in their countries and cooperate on these issues with other leaders.

The statement also quoted the words of President Peņa Nieto to thank the designation. "I am honored by this important recognition of the Appeal of Conscience Foundation and Rabbi Schneier," Bush said, according to the information provided.

"Freedom, peace, prosperity, tolerance and human dignity are values that I share personally and my government supports and encourages full way," said the president. He added that the ACF has nominated individuals who stand out for their achievements, by what was said honored to be surrounded by such "admirable company."

Among the recipients of this distinction in the past are the presidents Nicolas Sarkozy (France), and Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (Brazil), as well as the Prime Ministers Stephen Harper (Canada) and Gordon Brown (UK), and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Also have been awarded the King of Spain, Juan Carlos I, and also as Mikhail Gorbachev presidents (Russia) and Vaclav Havel (Czech Republic).

Created in 1965, the ACF tries to build bridges between cultures in order to promote religious freedom, human rights and tolerance in the world, and promote democracy as the basis of security and prosperity.

The gala dinner that President Peņa Nieto will be honored will be held in New York in September 2014 to coincide with the UN General Assembly, which is organized every year during the same dates.
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