Atlanta has been awarded the Host City status for the 2015 World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates. Promoting Global Peace and Engaging Youth will be the focus of the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates - Atlanta 2015 and the pre-announcement Ceremony for the Summit held at the Woodruff Arts Center at 11:30 AM on November 22, 2013.
A host of international leaders and celebrities were on hand for the “pre-announcement ceremony”— a prestigious event that will bring the international superstars in Atlanta from Nov. 15 to 19, 2015.
Mayor Kasim Reed accompanied Professor Muhammad Yunus in announcing that Atlanta will host the World Summit in 2015. Prevalent public figures such as former President Jimmy Carter, Ted Turner, and Ambassador Andrew Young gave words of excitement and anticipation for the coming event.
2006 Nobel Peace Prize winner Professor Muhammad Yunus featured in the Forbes’ Second Annual Philanthropy issue cover along with Bono, Bill Gates, the President of Liberia Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Robin Hood Founder Paul Tudor Jones, e-Bay founder Jeff Skoll, and Liesel Pritzker Simmons. The issue focuses on the great works done by the philanthropists and how their contributions are having impact in changing the world.
Dato' Sri Haji Mohammad Najib Abdul Razak, Prime Minister of Malaysia, addressed the closing session of the second day of the Global Social Business Summit in KL on Friday. In his address at the Summit, he said that social business, developed by Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus, was a very effective model to tackle social problems and iniquities of Malaysia. He announced a 20-million ringgit or US$ 6.5 million fund for promoting social businesses in the Southeast Asian country. Photo: Nasir Ali Mamun/ Yunus Centre
The 9th Social Business Design Lab took place on 16 November 2013 at Yunus Centre. About 112 participants from different organizations including representatives from national and international NGOs, business leaders, academics and specialists attended the event. Women activists, representatives from several local NGOs, distinguished academicians, students from home and abroad are some of the participants among the others.
The Global Social Business Summit 2013 opened today at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre in KL, Malaysia.
This is first time that the Summit has been organised in Asia, and is being attended by 600 delegates from all over the world.
The program began with an electrifying performance by the musical troupe Malaysia Percussion which set a high note to the opening ceremony. Hans Reitz, the Director of Global Social Business Summit and Nurfarini Daing, CEO of Youth Trust Foundation myHarapan welcomed the participants and handed over the floor to Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad to conduct the first the session. In his opening speech, Professor Yunus expressed his happiness in seeing the concept of social business develop and flourish globally. The Founder of Grameen Bank said the capitalist system came up with a lot of promises and the whole world had rallied merrily around it. “It was thought that it would solve all problems. Instead it created new problems. And we see no light at the end of the tunnel, and we are trapped" He said social business. He said business is a very powerful machine which could be used in different directions for achieving multiple results instead of driving it into for a single goal of making money. “Social business could be that multi-tasking machine,” said the Bangladeshi economist, and offered the chance of making lasting impact.