CV of Professor Muhammad Yunus

Curriculum Vitae of Nobel Peace Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus, Chairman of Yunus Centre and Founder of Grameen Bank, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

 
Personal Information
 
Name PROFESSOR MUHAMMAD YUNUS

Present Address Chairman, Yunus Centre
Grameen Bank, Mirpur-2
Dhaka 1216, Bangladesh
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: www.muhammadyunus.org
Date of Birth June 28, 1940
Marital Status Married
Nationality Bangladeshi
Education Ph.D in Economics, Vanderbilt University, U.S.A.(1970)
 
 

Scholarships / Fellowships

  1. Awarded Fulbright Fellowship to study in the U.S.A. for 1965-66.
  2. Awarded Vanderbilt University research and teaching fellowships during 1966-69.
  3. Awarded Eisenhour Exchange Fellowship for 1984.
  4. Senior Fellow, The Institute of Mediterranean Studies,Universita della Svizzera Italiana, Lugano, Switzerland (2000 - ).

Professional Experiences

1962 - 65 Lecturer of Economics, Chittagong College, Bangladesh
1969 - 72 Assistant Professor of Economics, MTSU, Tennessee, USA
1972 (July-Sept) Deputy Chief, General Economics Division, Planning Commission, Government of Bangladesh.
1972 - 75 Associate Professor of Economics and Head of the Department of Economics, Chittagong University, Bangladesh
1975 - 1989 Professor of Economics, Chittagong University and Director, Rural Economics Programme, Chittagong, Bangladesh
1976 - 1983 Project Director, Grameen Bank Project, Bangladesh
1983 - 2011 Managing Director, Grameen Bank, Bangladesh
1996 (April-June) Cabinet Minister (Advisor) in the Caretaker Government of Bangladesh
2008- present Chairman, Yunus Centre, Bangladesh
June,2012- present Chancellor, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, UK


Membership of Committees and Commissions (National)

  1. Was member, National Committee on Population Policy set up by the President of Bangladesh, in 1981.
  2. Was member, Land Reform Committee, set up by Chief Martial Law Administrator, headed by the Minister of Agriculture, in 1982.
  3. Member, Education Commission (1987-88), Government of Bangladesh.
  4. Member, Presidential Committee on Health Education and Service (1987-88).
  5. Appointed as the Chairman of the Socio-economic Committee of the National Disaster Prevention Council set up by the President of Bangladesh (1989-90).
  6. Member of the National Debt Settlement Board headed by the President of Bangladesh (1989-90).
  7. Member of the Task Force for reviewing the operation of the Nationalised Commercial Banks (1989).
  8. Appointed as the Convener of the Task Force on Self-Reliance set up by the Planning Advisor (1991).
  9. Member of the National ICT Task Force Committee, Ministry of Planning, Bangladesh (2002 - ).

Membership of Committees and Commissions (International)

  1. Appointed by the Secretary General of the United Nations as a member of the International Advisory Group for the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, China (1993-1995).
  2. Appointed as a member of the Global Commission on Women's Health for the period 1993-1995 by the Director General, World Health Organisation, Geneva, Switzerland.
  3. Appointed as member of Advisory Council for Sustainable Economic Development, World Bank, Washington DC, USA (1993-to-date).
  4. Appointed as member of the UN Expert Group on Women and Finance: Transforming Enterprise and Finance Systems, UNIFEM, Washington DC, USA (1993 to date).
  5. Chairman of the Policy Advisory Group for the CGAP (Consultative Group to Assist the Poorest), World Bank , Washington D.C., U.S.A. (1995 - 2000).
  6. Member of the Council of Patrons of Friends of the Earth International, Amsterdam, Netherlands to support it in its continued campaigns to protect the environment (1996).
  7. Member of the Advisory Committee, Asian Ecotechnology Network.
  8. Co-Chairman , State of the World Forum, San Francisco, U.S.A. (1996 - ).
  9. Co-Chairman, Council of Practitioners, Micro-Credit Summit, U.S.A. (1997 - ).
  10. Member of the Scientific Advisory Committee, Center of Arab Women For Training And Research (CAWTAR), Tunisia (1997 - ).
  11. Member of the Advisory Group, Institute For Democracy And Electoral Assistance (IDEA), Sweden (1997 - ).
  12. Honourary Member, Club of Budapest, London, U.K. ( 1997 - ).
  13. Member of the Advisory Group, Council of Women World Leaders, Kennedy Schools of Government Harvard University, U.S.A. (1997 - ).
  14. Member of the Advisory Committee, 2020 Vision for Food, Agriculture and the Environment initiative, IFPRI, U.S.A. (1998 - ).
  15. Member of the Advisory Committee, INTERNEWS, Arcata, San Francisco, U.S.A. (1999 - ).
  16. Member of the International Consultative Committee, International Forum, Mujeres & Hombres, Lima, Peru (1999 - ).
  17. Member, AGFUND Prize Committee, AGFUND, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (1999 - ).
  18. Member, Hilton Humanitarian Prize Jury Committee, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, U.S.A. (1999 - ).
  19. Member of the Presiding Council of the ProVention Consortium (a global partnership to address the increasing vulnerability of developing countries to the risk of natural and technological catastrophes), World Bank, Washington DC, U.S.A. (2000 - to-date).
  20. Member of the High Council of International Exhibitions, International Bureau of Expositions, Paris, France (2000 - ).
  21. Member of the High-Level Advisory Group on Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), United Nations, New York, U.S.A. (2000 - ).
  22. Member, Advisory Committee, Queen Sofia Chamber Orchestra (Orquestra de Camara Reina Sofia), Madrid, Spain (2001 - ).
  23. Member, Global Steering Committee for the Fish for All Initiative, ICLARM, Malaysia (2002 - ).
  24. Member, International Jury Committee of the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development, Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust, India (2002 - 2004).
  25. Co-Chairman, Ambassadors' Council, Freedom from Hunger, U.S.A. (2003 - to-date).
  26. Member, Africa Progress Panel, UK (2007 - to-date).
  27. Member, Elders Project, South Africa (2007 - to-date).
  28. Co-Chairman, Women's World Forum, Republic of Korea (2007 - to-date)
  29. Member, Foundation Board of the Global Humanitarian Forum, Geneva, Switzerland (2007 -to-date)
  30. Member of the UN Secretary-General Network of Men Leaders, U.S.A, (2008-to-date) which aims to prevent and eliminate violence against women and girls in all parts of the world
  31. Member, MDG Advocacy Group, Focus on MDG 8 (global partnership for development), New York, U.S.A (2010-to-date)
  32. Founding Commissioner, Broadband Commission for Digital Development Switzerland (2010-to- date)
  33. Member, myclimate Patronage Committee, Switzerland, (2010-to-date)
  34. Member, U.S. Department of State International Council on Women Business Leadership (ICWBL) Subcommittee on Access to Capital., U.S.A. (2012-to-date)

Member, Board of Advisors (International)

  1. Calmeadow Foundation, 4 Kind Street West, Suite 300, Toronto, Ontario M5H 1B6, Canada.
  2. The Synergose Institute, 100 East 85th Street, New York, NY10028 U.S.A.
  3. Living Economics, 42 Warriner Gardens, London SW11 4DU, U.K.
  4. International Council for Freedom From Hunger, U.S.A.
  5. International Council, Ashoka Foundation, Washington DC, USA.
  6. Advisory Council, Women for Women of Bosnia, Washington DC, USA.
  7. Advisory Board, The Center For Visionary Leadership, Washington D.C., U.S.A.
  8. International Advisory Board, Council on Foreign Relations, New York, U.S.A.
  9. International Advisory Board, Foundation for the Research of Societal Problems Ankara, Turkey.
  10. Advisory Board, Credit for All, Inc. Denver, U.S.A
  11. Advisory Board, The Gleitsman Foundation International Activist Award, California, U.S.A.
  12. International Council, Asia Society, New York, U.S.A.
  13. International Advisory Panel, UNESCO, Paris, France.
  14. International Advisory Board, The Center For Visionary Leadership, Washington D.C. U.S.A.
  15. International Council on the Future, UNESCO, Paris, France.
  16. Global Advisory Board, EARTH ONE (a radio service for the world community) Borehamwood, United Kingdom.
  17. Global Public Goods Advisory Board, Office of Development Studies, UNDP, New York, U.S.A
  18. Advisory Board, Information Technologies and International Development, MIT Media Laboratory, Cambridge, U.S.A.
  19. Advisory Board, Foundation for Entrepreneurship, Germany.
  20. Advisory Panel, ESCAP/UNDP Joint Initiative in Supporting the Achievement of Millennium Development Goals in Asia and the Pacific Region, Thailand.
  21. Founder Member, The Global Academy for Social Entrepreneurship, Ashoka, U.S.A.
  22. Advisory Board, Prague Institute for Global Urban Development, Czechoslovakia.
  23. Honorary Advisory Council, Alliance for the New Humanity (ANH), U.S.A.
  24. Advisory Council for the new Templeton Freedom Awards, Atlas Economic Research Foundation , U.S.A
  25. Advisory Board, Holcim Foundation, Zurich, Switzerland.
  26. Advisory Board, Mahatma Gandhi Center for Global Nonviolence, Virginia, U.S.A
  27. Honorary Board Member, Center for International Studies Micro- Credit Program, Houston, Texas, U.S.A.
  28. Honorary Board Member, SNV Netherlands Development Organisation, the Netherlands.
  29. Advisory Board Member, “Global Health Agenda for Girls” project at the Center for Global Development, Washington D.C., U.S.A.
  30. Advisory Board Member, Multimedia Super Corridor Malaysia International Advisory Panel (IAP), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  31. Member, Advisory Committee, Ritsumeikan Asian Pacific University, Japan.
  32. Honorary Advisor, Super Naissance Academic Project at Super Naissance Incorporated, Tokyo, Japan.
  33. Founder, Grameen Creative Lab, Germany
  34.  Co-Chairperson, Governing Board, Yunus Centre, AIT,Thailand
  35. Lead Advisory Scholar, Okan University Muhammad Yunus International Centre for Microfinance and Social Business, Turkey
  36. Founder, Yunus Social Business GmbH, Germany 

Member, Board of Directors (National)

1976 - 1983 Founder and Project Director, Grameen Bank Project.
1983 - 2011 Founder and Managing Director, Grameen Bank, Dhaka.
1991 - to-date Founder and Chairman, Grameen Krishi (Agriculture) Foundation, Rangpur.
1990 - to-date Founder and Executive Trustee, Grameen Trust, Dhaka.
1990 - to-date Designer and member of Governing Body, Polli Karma Sahayak Foundation (PKSF), Dhaka.
1979 - to-date Member, Board of Directors, Centre for Mass Education for Science, Dhaka.
1994 - to-date Founder and Chairman, Grameen Fund (a Social Venture Capital Fund), Dhaka.
1994 - to-date Founder and Chairman, Grameen Motsho (Fisheries)O PasuSampad (Livestock) Foundation, Dhaka.
1994 - to-date Founder and Chairman, Grameen Uddog, a non-stock, non-profit organization dedicated to promote the interest of the handloom-weavers of Bangladesh.
1995 - to-date Founder and Chairman, Grameen Telecom, a cellular telephone company to provide nationwide telephone service. It will provide telephone service in the rural areas of Bangladesh primarily through the poor women in rural areas.
1995 - to-date Founder and Chairman, Grameen Shamogree (Products), Dhaka.
1995 - to-date Founder and Chairman, Gona Shyastha Grameen Textile Mills Ltd., Dhaka.
1996 - to-date Founder and Chairman, Grameen Cybernet, Dhaka.
1996 - to-date Founder and Chairman, Grameen Communications, Dhaka.
1996 - to-date Founder and Chairman, Grameen Kallyan (well-being), Dhaka.
1996 - to-date Founder and Chairman, Grameen Shakti (energy), Dhaka.
1996 - to-date Founder and Chairman, Yunus Foundation, Dhaka.
1996 - to-date Member, Advisory Council of the Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust, Dhaka.
1997 - to-date Founder and Chairman, Grameen Shikkha (Education), Dhaka.
1997 - to-date Founder and Chairman, Grameen Knitwear Ltd., Dhaka.
1998 - to-date Founder and Chairman, Grameen Capital Management Ltd, Dhaka.
1999 - to-date Founder and Chairman, Grameen Software Ltd, Dhaka.
2000 - to-date Founder and Chairman, Grameen IT Park Ltd, Dhaka.
2002 - to-date Founder and Chairman, Grameen Star Education Ltd, Dhaka.
2002 - to-date Founder and Chairman, Grameen Information Highways Ltd, Dhaka.
2007 - to-date Founder and Chairman, Grameen Danone Food Ltd, Bangladesh
2007 - to-date Founder and Chairman, Grameen Green Children Eye-Care Hospital
2008 - to-date Founder and Chairman, BASF Grameen Ltd.
2008 - to-date Founder and Chairman, Yunus Centre, Dhaka
2009 - to-date Founder and Chairman, Grameen Caledonian College of Nursing
2009 - to-date Founder and Chairman, Grameen Veolia Water Ltd, Bangladesh

 Member, Board of Directors (International)

1987 - 1997 Board of Directors, RESULTS, A Citizen's Lobby, Washington DC, U.S.A.
1987 - 1995 Board of Trustees, Amanah Ikhtiar Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (A Grameen Replication Project in Malaysia.)
1989 - 1994 Board of Trustees of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Philippines.
1990 - to-date Chief Patron, Credit and Savings for Hardcore Poor, (CASHPOR), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
1990 - 1992 Steering Committee, The Aga Khan Award for Architecture, Geneva, Switzerland.
1992 - 2002 Board of Directors, Calvert World Values Fund, Washington DC, USA.
1993 - to-date Board of Directors, Foundation for International Community Assistance (FINCA), U.S.A.
1995 - to-date International Crisis Group, Washington D.C., U.S.A.
1996 - to-date Patron, United Kingdom Social Investment Forum, London,U.K.
1998 - to-date Board of Directors, United Nations Foundation , Washington, U.S.A.
2000 - to-date Founding Patron, C21: Tomorrow’s Leaders for a Safer Planet, Oxford Research Group , Oxford, United Kingdom.
2001 - to-date Board of Directors, Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship , Cologny, Switzerland.
2002 - to-date Board of Director, ManyOne Foundation, Canada.
2006 - to-date Board of Trustees, Coexist Foundation, University of Cambridge, UK.
2007 - to-date Board of Director, Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, Monaco.
2007- to -date Board of Directors, Chirac Foundation, France.
2007- to -date Board of Directors, Grameen Danone Food Ltd, Bangladesh.
2007- to -date Board of Directors, Danone Communities Fund, France.
2007- to -date Board of Directors, Sing For Hope, New York, U.S.A.
2008- to -date Board of Directors, Grameen Credit Agricole Microfinance Foundation, Luxemoburg.

Awards:

BANGLADESH
President's Award: 1978
Originator of the concept of Three share Farming (Tebhaga Khamar) as a joint farming operation. Organised Nabajug Tebhaga Khamar in Jobra, Chittagong in 1975, around a deep tubewell which was lying unused because of management problems. Government of Bangladesh adopted the concept and introduced it in the country under the name of "Packaged Input Programme" (PIP) in 1977. Nabajug Tebhaga Khamar was awarded President's Award in 1978 for introducing an innovative organisation in agriculture.
 
PHILIPPINES
Ramon Magsaysay Award: 1984
Awarded Ramon Magsaysay Award in the Field of "Community Leadership" in 1984 for "Enabling the neediest rural men and women to make themselves productive with sound group managed credit."
 
BANGLADESH
Central Bank Award: 1985
Awarded the Bangladesh Bank Award 1985 in recognition of the contribution in devising a new banking mechanism to extend credit to the rural landless population, thereby creating self employment and socio economic development for them.
 
BANGLADESH
Independence Day award: 1987
Awarded the Independence Day Award, 1987, by the President for the outstanding contribution in rural development. This is the highest civilian national award of Bangladesh.
 
SWITZERLAND
Aga Khan Award For Architecture: 1989
Awarded Aga Khan Award For Architecture, 1989 by Geneva based Aga Khan Foundation for designing and operating Grameen Bank Housing Programme for the poor, which helped poor members of Grameen Bank to construct 60,000 housing units by 1989, each costing on an average $ 300.
 
U.S.A.
Humanitarian Award: 1993
Awarded 1993 Humanitarian Award by the CARE, U.S.A. in recognition of role in providing a uniquely pragmatic and effective method of empowering poor women and men to embark on income generating activities.
 
SRI LANKA
Mohamed Sahabdeen Award for Science (Socio Economic): 1993
Awarded Mohamed Sahabdeen Award for Science (Socio Economic) in 1993.
 
BANGLADESH
Rear Admiral M. A. Khan Memorial Gold Medal Award: 1993
Awarded Rear Admiral Mahbub Ali Khan Memorial Gold Medal Award in 1993.
 
U.S.A.
World Food Prize: 1994
Awarded 1994 World Food Prize by World Food Prize Foundation, U.S.A. in recognition of the lifetime achievements of an economist who created a bank loan system that has given millions of people access to adequate food and nutrition for the first time in their lives.
 
U.S.A.
Pfeffer Peace Prize: 1994
Awarded 1994 Pfeffer Peace Prize by the Fellowship of Reconciliation, U.S.A. for his vision of non collateral lending through the Grameen Bank and the courage of persevere in the concept that credit is a human right.
 
BANGLADESH
Dr. Mohammad Ibrahim Memorial Gold Medal Award: 1994
Awarded Dr. Mohammad Ibrahim Memorial Gold Medal Award in 1994.
 
MALAYSIA : Tun Abdul Razak Award : 1994
Awarded 1994 Tun Abdul Razak Award for the Bank's unique programme to lend money to the poorest of the poor and thus transform the lives of thousands of impoverished people.
 
SWITZERLAND
Max Schmidheiny Foundation Freedom Prize: 1995
Awarded Max Schmidheiny Foundation Freedom Prize in 1995.
 
BANGLADESH
RCMD Award: 1995
Awarded Rotary Club of Metropolitan Dhaka Foundation Award in 1995.
 
VENEZUELA & UNESCO
International Simon Bolivar Prize: 1996
Awarded International Simon Bolivar Prize in 1996.
 
U.S.A.
"Distinguished Alumnus Award" of Vanderbilt University: 1996
Awarded "Distinguished Alumnus Award" of Vanderbilt University in 1996.
 
U.S.A.
International Activist Award: 1997
Awarded International Activist Award Gleitsman Foundation, U.S.A., in 1997.
 
GERMANY
Planetary Consciousness Business Innovation Prize: 1997
Awarded "Planetary Consciousness Business Innovation Prize" by the club of Budapest in 1997.
 
NORWAY
Help for self help Prize: 1997
Awarded "Help for self help Prize" by the Stromme Foundation in 1997.
 
ITALY
Man for Peace Award: 1997
Awarded "Man for Peace Award" by the Together For Peace Foundation in 1997.
 
U.S.A.
State of the World Forum Award: 1997
Awarded "State of the World Forum Award" by the State of the World Forum, San Francisco in 1997.
 
U.K.
One World Broadcasting Trust Media Awards: 1998
Awarded One World Broadcasting Trust Special Award” by the One World Broadcasting Trust in 1998.
 
SPAIN
The Prince of Austurias Award for Concord: 1998
Awarded The Prince of Austurias Award for Concord by The Prince of Austurias Foundation in 1998.
 
AUSTRALIA
Sydney Peace Prize: 1998
Awarded Sydney Peace Prize by the Sydney Peace Foundation in 1998.
 
JAPAN
Ozaki (Gakudo) Award : 1998
Awarded Ozaki (Gakudo) Award by the Ozaki Yukio Memorial Foundation in 1998.
 
INDIA
Indira Gandhi Prize: 1998
Awarded Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development by the Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust in 1998.
 
FRANCE
Juste of the Year Award: 1998
Awarded "Juste of the Year" by the Les Justes D'or in 1998.
 
U.S.A.
Rotary Award for World Understanding: 1999
Awarded Rotary Award for World Understanding by the Rotary International in 1999.
 
ITALY
Golden Pegasus Award: 1999
Awarded Golden Pegasus Award by the TUSCAN Regional Government in 1999.
 
ITALY
Roma Award for Peace and Humanitarian Action: 1999
Awarded Roma Award for Peace and Humanitarian Action by the Municipality of Rome in 1999.
 
INDIA
Rathindra Puraskar: 1998
Awarded Rathindra Puraskar for 1998 by the Visva-Bharati in 1999.
 
SWITZERLAND
OMEGA Award of Excellence for Lifetime Achievement: 2000
Awarded OMEGA Award of Excellence for Lifetime Achievement in 2000.
 
ITALY
Award of the Medal of the Presidency of the Italian Senate: 2000
Awarded The Medal of the Presidency of the Italian Senate in 2000.
 
JORDAN
King Hussein Humanitarian Leadership Award: 2000
Awarded "King Hussein Humanitarian Leadership Award" by the King Hussein Foundation in 2000.
 
BANGLADESH
"IDEB Gold Medal" Award: 2000
Awarded IDEB Gold Medal Award by the Institute of Diploma Engineers in 2000.
 
ITALY
"Artusi" Prize : 2001
Awarded "Artusi" prize by Comune di Forlimpopoli in 2001.
 
JAPAN
Grand Prize of the Fukuoka Asian Culture Prize: 2001
Awarded "Grand Prize of the Fukuoka Asian Culture Prize " by the Fukuoka Asian Culture Prize Committee in 2001.
 
VIETNAM
Ho Chi Minh Award: 2001
Awarded Ho Chi Minh Award by the Ho Chi Minh City Peoples Committee in 2001.
 
SPAIN
International Cooperation Prize Caja de Granada: 2001
Awarded International Cooperation Prize Caja de Granada Caja de Ahorros de Granada in 2001.
 
SPAIN
NAVARRA International Aid Award: 2001
NAVARRA International Aid Award by the Autonomous Government of Navarra together with Caja Laboral (Savings Bank) in 2001.
 
U.S.A
Mahatma Gandhi Award: 2002
Awarded Mahatma Gandhi Award by the M.K Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence, in 2002.
 
U.K.
World Technology Network Award: 2003
Awarded "World Technology Network Award 2003" for Finance by the World Technology Network in 2003.
 
SWEDEN
Volvo Environment Prize: 2003
Awarded "Volvo Environment Prize 2003" by the Volvo Environment Prize Foundation in 2003.
 
COLOMBIA
National Merit Order Award: 2003
Awarded "National Merit Order" by the Honorable President of the Republic of Colombia in 2003.
 
FRANCE
The Medal of the Painter Oswaldo Guayasamin Award: 2003
Awarded "The Medal of the Painter Oswaldo Guayasamin" by the UNESCO in 2003.
 
SPAIN
Telecinco Award: 2004
Awarded "Telecinco Award for Better Path Towards Solidarity" by the Spanish TV Netwark - Channel 5 in 2004.
 
ITALY
City of Orvieto Award: 2004
Awarded "City of Orvieto Award" by the Municipality of Orvieto in 2004.
 
U.S.A.
The Economist Innovation Award: 2004
Awarded "The Economist Award for Social and Economic Innovation" by The Economist in 2004.
 
U.S.A.
World Affairs Council Award: 2004
Awarded "World Affairs Council Award for Extra-ordinary Contribution to Social Change" by the World Affairs Council of Northern California in 2004.
 
U.S.A.
Leadership in Social Entrepreneurship Award: 2004
Awarded "Leadership in Social Entrepreneurship Award" by Fuqua School of Business of Duke University, U.S.A. in 2004.
 
ITALY
Premio Galileo 2000 - Special Prize for Peace: 2004
Awarded "Premio Galileo 2000 - Special Prize for Peace" by Ina Assitalia Fireuze in 2004.
 
JAPAN
Nikkei Asia Prize: 2004
Awarded "Nikkei Asia Prize for Regional Growth" by the Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Inc. (Nikkei) in 2004.
 
SPAIN
Golden Cross of the Civil Order of the Social Solidarity: 2005
Awarded "Golden Cross of the Civil Order of the Social Solidarity" by the Spanish Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs in May, 2005.
 
U.S.A.
Freedom Award: 2005
Awarded "Freedom Award" by the America's Freedom Foundation, Provo, Utah, U.S.A. in July, 2005.
 
BANGLADESH
Bangladesh Computer Society Gold Medal: 2005
Awarded "Bangladesh Computer Society Gold Medal" by the Bangladesh Computer Society, Bangladesh in July, 2005.
 
ITALY
Prize Il Ponte: 2005
Awarded " Prize Il Ponte " by the Fondazione Europea Guido Venosta, Italy in November, 2005.
 
SPAIN
Foundation of Justice: 2005
Awarded "Foundation of Justice 2005" by the Foundation of Justice, Valencia, Spain in January, 2006.
 
U.S.A
Harvard University, Neustadt Award: 2006
Awarded "Neustadt Award" by Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, U.S.A. in May, 2006.
 
U.S.A
Global Citizen of the Year Award: 2006
Awarded "Global Citizen of the Year Award" by Patel Foundation for Global understanding, Tampa, Florida, U.S.A in May, 2006.
 
NETHERLAND
Franklin D. Roosevelt Freedom Award: 2006
Awarded "Franklin D. Roosevelt Freedom Award" by Roosevelt Institute, Middleburg, Province of New Zeeland, The Netherlands in May, 2006.
 
SWITZERLAND
ITU World Information Society Award: 2006
Awarded "ITU World Information Society Award" by International Telecommunication Union, Geneva, Switzerland in May, 2006.
 
KOREA
Seoul Peace Prize: 2006
Awarded "Seoul Peace Prize 2006" by Seoul Peace Prize Cultural Foundation, Seoul, Korea in October, 2006.
 
SPAIN
Convivencia (Good Fellowship) of Ceuta Award: 2006
Awarded "Convivencia (Good Fellowship) of Ceuta 2006" by Fundacion Premio Convivencia, Ceuta, Spain in October, 2006.
 
Norway
Nobel Peace Prize: 2006
Awarded "Nobel Peace Prize 2006" in October, 2006.
 
INDIA
Disaster Mitigation Award: 2006
Awarded "Disaster Mitigation Award 2006" by FIRST INDIA Disaster Management Congress 2006, Delhi, India in November, 2006.
 
INDIA
Shera Bangalee:2006
Awarded "SHERA BANGALEE 2006" by ETV, India in February, 2007.
 
U.S.A
Global Trailblazer Award: 2007
Awarded "Global Trailblazer Award 2007" by the Vital Voices, Washington DC, USA in March, 2007.
 
U.S.A
ABICC Award For Leadership In Global Trade: 2007
Awarded "ABICC Award For Leadership in Global Trade 2007" by ABICC, Miami, USA in March, 2007.
 
U.S.A
Social Entrepreneur Award: 2007
Awarded "Social Entrepreneur Award 2007" by the Geoffrey Palmer Center for Social Entrepreneurship and the Law, Pepperdine School of Law, USA in January, 2007.
 
U.S.A
Global Entrepreneurship Leader Award: 2007
Awarded "Global Entrepreneurship Leader Award 2007" by the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship, USA in April, 2007.
 
SPAIN
RED CROSS Gold Medal: 2007
Awarded "Red Cross Gold Medal 2007" by the Red Cross Society, Spain in 2007.
 
INDIA
Rabindra Nath Tagore Birth Centenary Plaque: 2007
Awarded "Rabindra Nath Tagore Birth Centenary Plaque 2007" by the Asiatic Society, Kolkata, India in May, 2007.
 
NETHERLAND
EFR-Business Week Award: 2007
Awarded "EFR-Business Week Award 2007" by the University of Rotterdam, The Netherlands in May 2007.
 
U.S.A.
Nichols-Chancellor Medal: 2007
Awarded "Nichols-Chancellor Medal" by the Vanderbilt University, U.S.A. in May, 2007.
 
GERMANY
Vision Award: 2007
Awarded "Vision Award 2007" by the Global Economic Network, Berlin, Germany in June, 2007.
 
U.S.A
BAFI Global Achievement Award: 2007
Awarded "BAFI Global Achievement Award 2007" by the Bangladesh-American Foundation Inc., U.S.A in July, 2007.
 
U.S.A.
Rubin Museum Mandala Award: 2007
Awarded "Rubin Museum Mandala Award" by the Rubin Museum, USA, October 2007.
 
INDIA
Sakaal Person of the Year Award: 2007
Awarded "Sakaal Person of the Year Award 2007" by the Sakaal Group of Publications, India in November, 2007.
 
PHILIPPINES
First AHPADA Global Award: 2007
Awarded "1st AHPADA Global Award" by the ASEAN Handicraft Promotion and Development Association (ASPADA), Philippines in November, 2007.
 
Brazil
Medal of Honor: 2007
Awarded "Medal of Honor" by the Government, Santa Catrina State, Brazil, November 2007.
 
U.S.A.
Award for UN South-South Cooperation: 2007
Awarded the "UN South - South Cooperation" by the United Nations, USA, December 2007.
 
U.S.A.
Project Concern Award: 2008
Awarded "Project Concern Award" by Project Concern International, Santa Barbara, California, January 2008.
 
New York
International Women's Health Coalition Award: 2008
Awarded "IWHC" Award by the International Women's Health Coalition, February 2008.
 
Japan
Kitakyushu Environmental Award: 2008
Awarded "The Kitakyushu Environmental Award" by the Mayor of City of Kitakyushu, Japan, February 2008.
 
U.S.A.
Chancellor's Medal: 2008
Awarded " Chancellor's Medal" by York College, USA, February 2008.
 
U.S.A.
President's Medal: 2008
Awarded "President's Medal" by Lehman College, USA, March 2008.
 
U.S.A.
Human Security Award: 2008
Awarded " Human Security Award" by Muslim Public Affairs Council, USA, March 2008.
 
AUSTRIA
Annual Award for Development: 2008
Awarded "2008 Annual Award for Development" by OPEC Fund for International Development(OFID), Austria, June 2008.
 
U.S.A.
Humanitarian Award: 2008
Awarded "2008 Humanitarian Award" by The International Association of Lions Clubs, U.S.A., June 2008.
 
SPAIN
Friend of Children Award: 2008
Awarded "Friend of Children 2008" by Save the Children, Spain, October 2008.
 
GERMANY
AGI International Science Award: 2008
Awarded "AGI International Science" by University of Cologne, Germany, October 2008.
 
GERMANY
Corine International Book Award: 2008
Awarded "Corine International Book Award" by the Bavaraian Government for the book, "Creating World Without Poverty",  Germany, November 2008.
 
GERMANY
TWO WINGS prize: 2008
Awarded "TWO WING prize 2008" by the Freie Universitat, Berlin, Germany, November 2008.
 
USA
Global Humanitarian Awards: 2008
Awarded "Global Humanitarian Awards 2008" by the Tech Museum, San Jose, California, November 2008.
 
California
World Affairs Council Awards: 2008
Awarded "World Affairs Council Awards 2008" by the World Affairs Council of Northern California, San Francisco, California, November 2008.
 
USA
Full Impact Award: 2008

Full Circle Fund awarded the Full Impact Award 2008 for his bold, inspiring leadership on November 13,  2008

 
PORTUGAL
Estoril Global Issues Distinguished Book Prize: 2009
The Estoril Global Issues Distinguished Book Prize was awarded to Muhammad Yunus Creating a world without Poverty. It is the biggest award in the field of international studies. It is awarded on an annual basis to books, which offer outstanding analysis of global issues. May, 2009.
 
USA
Eisenhower Medal for Leadership and Service: 2009
Awarded the Dwight D. Eisenhower Medal for Leadership and Service from the Eisenhower Fellowships at a ceremony in Philadelphia, May, 2009.
 
Slovakia
Golden Biatec Award: 2009
Awarded Golden Biatec Award by the Economic Club, Slovakia, June, 2009.
 
USA
Gold Medal of Honor Award: 2009
Awarded the Gold Medal of Honor Award from the ATLAS, U.S.A, June, 2009.
 
USA
PICMET Leadership in Technology Management: 2009
Awarded the "PICMET (Portland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology) Leadership in Technology Management" from PICMET, U.S.A. on August 4, 2009. This award recognizes and honors individuals who have provided leadership in managing technology by establishing a vision, providing a strategic direction, and facilitating the implementation strategies for that vision.
 
USA
Presidential Medal of Freedom: 2009
Awarded the highest US civilian honor "The Medal of Freedom" by President Barack Obama at White House on August 12, 2009. The Medal of Freedom is awarded to individuals who make an especially meritorious contribution to the security or national interests of the United States, world peace, cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.
 
SPAIN
The Sustainable Development Award: 2009
Awarded "The Sustainable Development Award 2009" by Ecology and Development Foundation, Spain on October 22, 2009.
 
GERMANY
The Bayreuth Leadership Award: 2009
Awarded the "The Bayreuth Leadership Award 2009" by the University of Bayreuth, Wiesbaden, Germany on November 5, 2009 in recognition of work to create opportunities for economic and social development with the aim of eliminating world poverty.
 
USA
Prize for Ethical Business Award: 2010
Awarded the "Prize for Ethical Business Award 2010" by the Creighton University, Omaha, USA in February, 2010.
 
USA
Presidential Medallion Award: 2010
Awarded the "Presidential Medallion Award 2010" by the President, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA in March, 2010.
 
USA
Presidential Medal Award: 2010
Awarded the "Presidential Medal Award 2010" by the Emory University, Atlanta, USA in March, 2010.
 
SPAIN
SolarWorld Einstein Award 2010
Awarded the "SolarWorld Einstein Award 2010" by the SolarWorld AG, Germany at the 25th European Phtovoltaic Conference in Valencia, Spain on September 6, 2010.
 
USA
Presidential Medal Award 2010
Awarded the "Presidential Medal Award 2010" by the Miami Dade College, Miami, Florida,  USA in September, 2010.
 
USA
Congressional Gold Medal 2010
Awarded the highest civilian honor "Congressional Gold Medal" by US Congress in September, 2010.
 
PERU
Order of the Sun in the Grade of Grand Cross
Awarded the highest national award given by the Nation of Peru
 
CHINA
Global Award, the Third China Poverty Eradication Awards: 2010
Awarded Global Award, the Third China Poverty Eradication Awards by The State Council Leading Group Office of Poverty Alleviation and Development Management, Government of People's Republic of China and China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation in Beijing on October 17, 2010.
 
U.S.A.
St. Vincent de Paul Award: 2011
Awarded the St. Vincent de Paul Award by DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois on September 23, 2011.
 
USA
Elon Medal for Entrepreneurial Leadership: 2011
Awarded the Elon University Medal for Entrepreneurial Leadership in 4 April, 2012
 
USA
Jean Mayer Global Citizen Award: 2012

Awarded  the Jean Mayer Global Citizen Award by the Institute for Global Leadership of Tufts University on April 20, 2012. This award was created to honor Jean Mayer, by challenging and inspiring the students and the University community, by bringing to Tufts distinguished scholars and practitioners whose moral courage, personal integrity, and passion for scholarship resonated his dictum that scholarship, research and teaching must be dedicated to solving the most pressing problems facing the world.

 
USA

Outstanding Entrepreneur of Our Time and The Best Humanitarian of the Year" by OFC Venture Challenge: 2012

Awarded the Outstanding Entrepreneur of Our Time and the Best Humanitarian of the Year" by OFC Venture Challenge on April 23, 2012.

 
USA
Transformational Leadership Award: 2012

Awarded  the 2012 Transformational Leadership Award from the Wright Foundation for Transformational Leadership on April 27, 2012 in honor of his achievements as a humanitarian and social entrepreneur.

 
USA
International Freedom Award: 2012

Awarded the 2012 Freedom Award by the National Civil Rights Museum on October 16, 2012 at Memphis, Tennessee as the founder of Grameen Bank for providing collateral-free loans to the poorest of the poor in Bangladesh.

 
USA
Salute to Greatness Award 2013
Awarded "Salute to Greatness Award 2013" by Martin Luther King Center, USA on January 19, 2013.
 

Albert Schweitzer Humanitarian Award 2013

Awarded “Albert Schweitzer Humanitarian Award 2013” by Quinnipiac University, Connecticut, USA on March 6, 2013.

U.K.
Skoll Global Treasure Award 2013
Awarded “Global Treasure Award” by Skoll Foundation, Oxford, UK on April 11, 2013
U.S.A.
The Congressional Gold Medal Award 2013
Awarded the “Congressional Gold Medal” award by the US congress on April 17, 2013. A special bill S. 846 was passed in US congress to award Congressional Gold Medal to Professor Muhammad Yunus by unanimous vote. The Public Law 111-253 for the award was passed in October, 2010.
 
USA
Forbes 400 Lifetime Achievement Award for Social Entrepreneurship, 2013
Awarded Forbes 400 Philanthropy Forum Lifetime Achievement Award for Social Entrepreneurship by Forbes Magazine, USA on June 05, 2013.
 

U.S.A
Asian American/ Asian Research Leadership Award 2013
Awarded “Asian American/ Asian Research Leadership Award” on November 21, 2013 at the 12th Annual Gala organized by Asian American/Asian Research Institute, City University of New York. USA.

Honorary Degrees Received by Professor Muhammad Yunus:

U.K. Awarded a Degree of Doctor of Letters, honoris causa, by the University of East Anglia, U.K., in 1992.
U.S.A. Awarded a Degree of Doctor of Humanities by the Oberlin College, U.S.A. in 1993.
CANADA Awarded a Degree of Doctor of Law, honoris causa, by the University of Toronto, Canada in 1995.
U.S.A. Awarded a Degree of Doctor of Law by the Haverford College, U.S.A. in May, 1996.
U.K. Awarded a Degree of Doctor of Law by the Warwick University, U.K. in July, 1996.
U.S.A. Awarded a Degree of Doctor of Public Service by the Saint Xaviers' University, U.S.A. in May, 1997.
U.S.A. Awarded a Degree of Doctor of Civil Law, Honoris Causa by the University of the South, U.S.A. in January, 1998.
BELGIUM Awarded a Degree of Doctor Honoris Cause by the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium in February, 1998.
U.S.A. Awarded a Degree of Doctor of Social Science, honoris causa by the Yale University, U.S.A. in May, 1998.
U.S.A. Awarded a Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa by the Brigham Young University, U.S.A. in August, 1998.
AUSTRALIA Awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science in Economics by the University of Sydney, Australia in November, 1998.
AUSTRALIA Awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of the University by the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia in February, 2000.
ITALY Awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor in Economics and Business (Laurea Honoris Causa) by the University of Turin, Turin, Italy in October, 2000.
U.S.A. Awarded a Degree of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa by the Colgate University, Hamilton, U.S.A. in May 2002.
BELGIUM Awarded a degree of Doctor Honoris Causa by the University Catholique of Louvain in February, 2003.
ARGENTINA Awarded a Degree of Doctor Honoris Causa by the Universitad Nacional De Cuyo in April, 2003.
SOUTH AFRICA Awarded a Degree of Doctor of Economics, honoris Causa by the University of Natal in December 2003.
INDIA Awarded a Degree of Doctor of Science, Honoris Causa by the Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswayvidyalaya, India in February, 2004.
THAILAND Awarded a Degree of Doctor of Technology, Honoris Causa by the Asian Institute of Technology in August, 2004.
ITALY Awarded a Degree of Doctor in Business Economics, Honoris Causa by the University of Florence in September, 2004.
ITALY Awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor in Pedagogyst by the University of Bologna in October, 2004.
SPAIN Awarded a Degree of Doctor Honoris Causa by the Universidad Complutense, Madrid in October, 2004.
SOUTH AFRICA Awarded a Honorary Doctorate Degree in Economics by the University of Venda, South Africa in May, 2006.
LEBANON Awarded a Doctor of Humane Letters by the American University of Beirut, Lebanon in June, 2006.
SPAIN Awarded a Doctor of Honoris Causa by the University of Alicante in Valencia, Spain in June, 2006.
SPAIN Awarded a Doctor of Honoris Causa by the University of Valencia, in Valencia, Spain in June, 2006.
SPAIN Awarded a Doctor of Honoris Causa by the University of Jaume I in Valencia, Spain in June, 2006.
BANGLADESH Awarded a Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws by the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh in February, 2007.
JAPAN Awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Humanities by the Rikkyo University, Tokyo, Japan in July, 2007.
MALAYSIA Awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Economics by the Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia in August, 2007.
KOREA Awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Philosophy by the Ewha Womans University in September, 2007.
COSTA RICA Awarded a Doctor of Humanities Honoris Causa Degree by the Earth University in December 2007.
U.S.A. Awarded an Honorary Degree by the Regis University, U.S.A. in March 2008.
CANADA Awarded an Honorary Degree by the University of British Columbia in March 2008.
RUSSIA Awarded an Honorary Doctorate Degree by Moscow State University, Russia in April 2008.
ITALY Awarded an Honoris Causa Degree in Science of Cooperation and Development by Sapienza University of Rome, Italy in June, 2008.
U.K. Awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctorate of Letters (D. Litt) in Glasgow Caledonia University, Glasgow, UK in December 2008.
U.K. Awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctorate in University of Glasgow, UK in December 2008.
JAPAN Awarded an Honorary Degree in Kobe University, Japan in March 2009.
U.S.A. Awarded an Honorary Doctors of Law Degree by University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia in May 2009.
JAPAN Awarded an Honorary Degree from Hokkaido University, Japan in September 2009.
TURKEY Awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctorate in Istanbul Commerce University, Istanbul in October 2009.
U.S.A. Received a Doctor of Humane Letters from Duke University, Durham, USA on May 16, 2010.
JAPAN Awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctorate in Kwansei Guakin University, Kobe, Japan on 18 July 2010.
CANADA Awarded a Doctor of Laws Honoris Causa from Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada on September 1, 2010.
PERU Awarded a Doctor Honoris Causa from San Ignacio de Loyola University, Lima, Paru on September 27, 2010.
PERU Awarded a Doctor Honoris Causa from Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima, Paru on September 27, 2010.
BELGIUM Awarded a Doctor Honoris Causa from University of Mons in Mons on October 18, 2010.
U.K. Awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science in Economics from London School of Economics at London on November 24, 2011.
Japan Awarded Honorary Degree of Doctorate from Tohoku University, Japan on 11 March, 2012.
U.S.A Awarded Doctor of Humane Letters degree fromTuskegee University, U.S.A. on 12 May, 2012.
U.S.A Awarded the degree of Doctors of Letters from Emory university, U.S.A. on 14 May, 2012.
Albania Awarded the Degree of Doctoris Honoris Causa from the European University of Tirana, Albania on 15 January, 2013.
U.K. Awarded Honorary Degree from University of Salford, Manchester, UK on May 18, 2013.
Bolovia Awarded Doctor Honoris Causa from Bolivia University of Aquino in Santa Cruz on 25 October, 2013.

Special Honour:

PHILIPPINES Legislature of Negros Occidental, a province of the Philippines, passed a resolution awarding the status of "Adopted Son of Negros Occidental" for the contribution made to the poorest of the poor of the province, in 1992.
BANGLADESH Chosen by The Daily Star, a daily newspaper of Bangladesh, as the "Man of the Year 1994".
U.S.A.

Was Chosen as the" Person of the Week"

Professor Muhammad Yunus was chosen as the "Person of the Week" by American TV ABC's World News Tonight with Peter Jennings on September 15, 1995 at the conclusion of the World Summit on Women held in Beijing.

This is how Peter Jennings announced the news :

"Finally this evening, our Person of the Week. As we reported elsewhere in this broadcast, the International Women Conference in China is now over. And the women there, from many parts of the world, will go home and try to inspire others to translate all the talking into action which will benefit women. On this final day of the women conference, we choose a man. He was on the agenda of the women conference because he truly understands the value of women."

HONG KONG The ASIAWEEK, a weekly international news magazine has selected as one of the "Twenty Great Asians (1975 1995)".
INDIA The Ananda Bazar Patrika a daily leading newspaper of India has selected as one of the Ten Great Bangalees of the century" (1900-1999).
HONG KONG The ASIAWEEK, a weekly international news magazine has selected as one of the Asians of the Century (1900-1999).
U.S.A The U.S. NEWS a weekly leading news-magazine of U.S.A. has selected as one of the 20 Heroes in the world in 2001.
U.S.A Appointed as an International Goodwill Ambassador for UNAIDS by the United Nations in June, 2002.
BANGLADESH Elected as a Fellow of the Society by the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh in September, 2003.
U.S.A

PBS Documentary : The 25 Most Influential Business Persons of the Past 25 Years

Professor Yunus was chosen by Wharton School of Business for PBS documentary, as one of "The 25 Most Influential Business Persons of the Past 25 Years" Among others were : Bill Gates, George Soros, Oprah Winfrey, Jeff Bezos, Richard Branson, Warren Buffertt, Michael Dell, Alan Greenspan, Lee Lacocca, Charles Schwab, Frederick Smith, and Sam Walton. PBS aired the programme on January 19, 2004, in their "Nightly Business News".

U.S.A.

Profiled in Discovery Channel

In 2004, TV Cable Channel Discovery produced an autobiography documentary film series titled "Crossings". In each episode it featured "one individual who made significant contribution to society as a result of certain experiences in life." Twelve Asians were profiled in this series. Professor Muhammad Yunus was one of them. He was the only one from the South Asian countries. Among others were : Chinese actress-director Joan Chan, international action movie star Jackie Chan, Thai elephant keeper Saudia Shawalla, and Malaysian cartoonist Datuk Laat.

FRANCE Inducted as a Member of the Legion d'Houneur by President Chirac of France in May, 2004.
BELGIUM Appointed as a Special Advisor to Hon'ble Mr. Louis Michel, E.U. Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid in March 2005.
FRANCE Awarded "Professeur Honoris Causa" by the most prestigious business school of France, HEC, in October, 2005.
TURKEY Addressed the "Members of the Turkish Grand National Assembly" at the invitation of the Speaker of the Grand National Assembly Mr. Bulent ARINC, on May 15, 2006.
COLOMBIA Received the "Key of Bogota City" from the Mayor of Bogota City, the capital of Columbia in October, 2006.
COLOMBIA Addressed Upper House of Parliament (Senate) and formal conferment of the title of "Knight", Colombia in October, 2006.
CHINA Appointed as "Honorary Professor" by Peking University, China on October, 2006.
HONG KONG "TIME" a weekly International news-magazine has selected as an "ASIAN HERO" of their "60 Years of ASIAN HEROS" issue in November, 2006.
USA MSN chosen as one of "Ten Most Influential Men of 2006" in their MSN LIFESTYLE : MEN category in December, 2006.
FRANCE Diploma of Honor given by Friends of the Indian Ocean, December 2006.
KOREA Selected as a "Distinguished Fellow" of the Ewha Academy for Advanced Studies, EWHA WOMENS UNIVERSITY, Seoul, Korea in March, 2007.
BAHRAIN Conferred the highest honour "Medal of the First Order of Merit" by the Kingdom of Bahrain in February, 2007.
VENEZUELA Conferred the highest honor of Government of Venezuela “Order of the Liberator in First Class with Grand Decoration by President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela in Caracas, May 2007.
U.S.A. Business Week a weekly international news magazine has selected as one of the Greatest Entrepreneurs of All Time in July, 2007.
CHINA The Government of Hainan Province of the People Republic of China has honoured as an Adviser to the Government of Hainan Province in July, 2007.
SAUDI ARABIA Conferred by HM King of Saudi Arabia the highest Civil Award "King Abdul Aziz Medal" in September, 2007.
SAUDI ARABIA Establishment of a Research Chair at King Saud University in the name of Professor Muhammad Yunus in September 2007.
SAUDI ARABIA Conferred Honorary Professorship of the University in the Department of Economics, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia in September 2007.
ECUADOR Conferred Key to the City of Guayaquil and named Distinguished Guest of the City of Guayaquil declared by the District of Guayaquil, December 2007.
ECUADOR Conferred Key to the City of Quito and named Distinguished Guest of the City of Quito declared by the District of Quito, December 2007.
ECUADOR Visiting Fellow Catholic University of Guayaquil, Guayaquil, December 2007 .
USA Bill White, Mayor of the City of Houston, USA has honoured Muhammad Yunus through proclaiming January 14, 2008 as Muhammad Yunus Day, January 2008.
BENIN Commander of the National Order of Benin : Conferred " Commander of the National Order of Benin" by the Grand Chancellor of the Order of Benin in Cortonou in February, 2008.
RUSSIA Conferred Honorary Professorship at Higher School of Economics by Evgeniy Yasin, Academic Supervisor, Alexander Shokhin, President and Yaroslav Kuzminov, Rector, The State University of Moscow - Higher School of Economics in March 2008.
RUSSIA Decorated by the Presidium of the International Movement of "Eastern Dimension" with the International Order of Eastern Dimension for asserting the world's highest ideals, humanism, and progress and for enhancing of friendship between Russian and Bangladeshi people, Russia in April 2008.
UKRAINE Awarded highest honor of the National Taras Shevchenko University in Kiev, Ukraine in April 2008.
U.S.A. Delivered commencement speech at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Massachusetts, USA on 6 June, 2008.
U.K. Delivered Adam Smith Lecture at Glasgow University, Glasgow, UK in December 2008.
U.K. Delivered Romanes Lecture at Oxford University, UK in December 2008.
U.S.A. Delivered commencement speech at Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA on 17 May 2009.
JAPAN Conferred the Distinguished Professor of the Kyushu University, Japan on July 17, 2010.
U.K.

In 2008, in an open online poll, was voted the 2nd topmost intellectual person in the world on the list of Top 100 Public Intellectuals by Prospect Magazine (UK) and Foreign Policy (United States). Also voted 2nd in Prospect Magazine's 2008 global poll of the world's top 100 intellectuals.

U.S.A Delivered commencement speech at Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA on 17 May 2009.
South Africa Delivered the Seventh Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture on July 11, 2009 at Johannesburg, South Africa.
India Delivered the second Prof. Hiren Mukerjee Memorial Annual Parliamentary Lecture at 6 PM on Wednesday on the 9th of December 2009, in the central hall of the Parliament House in New Delhi.
U.K.

Inaugurated the Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health in Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow on July 9, 2010

Japan Conferred the Distinguished Professor of the Kyushu University, Japan on July 17, 2010.
Italy

Honored with the highest national honor from the Republic of Italy, Cavaliere di Gran Croce on July 26, 2010

Peru

Honored with Peru highest national honor, Order of the Sun in the Grade of Grand Cross by President Alan Garcia of Peru on September 29, 2010

Malaysia Named the Laureate-in- residence at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) on July 15, 2011
U.S.A.

Selected as one of the 12 greatest entrepreneurs of our times by Fortune Magazine. This consists of an exclusive group of individuals, all of whom are known throughout the world for their innovation, vision and ability to get things done.

U.S.A.

Featured in a book called Transformative Entrepreneurs: How Walt Disney, Steve Jobs, Muhammad Yunus and Other Innovators Succeeded" by Jeffrey Harris. The book came out in January 2012.

U.S.A.

Featured as one of the “Most Influential Business Thinkers” in 2013, by the Wall Street Journal.

 

Special Show Appearances

The Daily Show with John Stewart Appeared in the Daily Show with John Stewart that aired on November 16, 2006 (Episode #11146), emphasizing that in lending the "poor should have the first priority".
Oprah Winfrey Show Appeared in the Oprah Winfrey Show in 2006 and discussed on poverty reduction strategies.
The Colbert Report Appeared in the Colbert Report hosted by Stephen Colbert that aired on January 10, 2008, explaining microcredit model.
Real Time with Bill Maher Appeared in the Real Time with Bill Maher that aired on May 22, 2009 at 8 PM and discussed on the Global Economic Crisis.
The Simpsons Appeared as a live cartoon character in an episode of hit US TV show The Simpsons. The appearance focused on Grameen Bank and work on micro-credit, and aired on October 3, 2010.

Awards Received by Grameen Bank

SWITZERLAND
Aga Khan Award For Architecture: 1989
Awarded Aga Khan Award For Architecture, 1989 by Geneva based Aga Khan Foundation for designing and operating Grameen Bank Housing Programme for the poor, which helped poor members of Grameen Bank to construct 60,000 housing units by 1989, each costing on an average $ 300.
 
BELGIUM
King Baudouin International Development Prize: 1993
Awarded "The King Baudouin International Development Prize 1992" for its recognition of the role of women in the process of development and the novelty of a financial credit system contributing to the improvement of the social and material condition of women and their families in rural areas.
 
BANGLADESH
Independence Day Award: 1994
Awarded Independence Day Award for outstanding contribution to Rural Development.
 
MALAYSIA
Tun Abdul Razak Award: 1994
Awarded the Independence Day Award, 1987, by the President for the outstanding contribution in rural development. This is the highest civilian national award of Bangladesh.
 
UNITED KINGDOM
World Habitat Award: 1997
Awarded World Habitat Award : 1997 by Building and Social Housing Foundation.
 
INDIA
Gandhi Peace Prize: 2000
Awarded "Gandhi Peace Prize :2000" by Government of India.
 
U.S.A.
Petersberg Prize: 2004
Awarded "Petersberg Prize 2004" by the Development Gateway Foundation, U.S.A. in 2004.
 
Norway
Nobel Peace Prize: 2006
Awarded "Nobel Peace Prize 2006" in October, 2006.