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.

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