Press Release ( 10 June, 2017)
Queen Mathilde of Belgium Hosts lunch for Yunus And other SDG Advocates at the Royal Palace.
Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus with the UN SDG advocates at the European Development days in Brussels including prime minister Erna Solberg of Norway, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of Belgium, Alaa Murabit, Professor Jeffrey Sachs, Ms. Amina J. Mohammed Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Nana Akufo-Addo President of Ghana and others.
Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus addressed over one hundred members of the European Parliament in Brussels, who assembled to hear him and Erna Solberg , Prime Minister of Norway, and two other speakers invited by the European Parliament's parliamentary committee on international development. Yunus told the parliament members that wealth concentration is getting worse every day. That it is no longer a matter of wealth inequality, it has become wealth monopoly. Unless we redesign the present capitalist system the system will explode. It has become a ticking time bomb. Yunus was attending the European Development Days conference as a participant in the global debate where there were 120 sessions, 7,000 participants from around the world . Yunus spoke at five different official sessions at the event and presented his idea of social business and three zeroes. Speaking at the session on "Nobody should be left behind” he said the present system is built precisely to leave 99 percent of people behind, and keep them behind, and is not capable of doing it other way. He proposed the ways in which the present system can be changed.