Nobel laureate professor Muhammad Yunus has received 'Champion of Global Change Award' given by the United Nations Foundation in recognition of his enlightened leadership and innovation to enhance human dignity, equity, and justice, reports UNB.
This year, the United Nations Foundation gave the award to two winners on 9 December 2021. Another winner is Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, director-general of the World Trade Organization.
The awards were presented in New York at 'We The Peoples' event, named after the inspiring opening words of the UN Charter, and to honour the profound vision of the UN's founders.
UN deputy secretary-general Amina J Mohammed handed over the award and interviewed professor Yunus on stage focusing on his campaign for creating a Three Zero World.
Previous honorees of Champion of Global Change Award include: US presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, UN secretaries-general Kofi Annan and Ban Ki-moon, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and Goodwill ambassador Angelina Jolie.