List of awards received by Muhammad Yunus

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Awards received by Dr. Muhammad Yunus, the founder of Grameen Bank:

  • 1978 — President's Award, Bangladesh[1]
  • 1984 — Ramon Magsaysay Award, Philippines[2]
  • 1985 — Bangladesh Bank Award, Bangladesh[1]
  • 1987 — Shwadhinota Dibosh Puroshkar (Independence Day Award), Bangladesh[1]
  • 1989 — Aga Khan Award for Architecture, Switzerland[3]
  • 1993 — CARE Humanitarian Award[4]
  • 1994 — World Food Prize.[5]
  • 1994 — Pfeffer Peace Prize, USA
  • 1994 — Dr. Mohammad Ibrahim Memorial Gold Medal Award, Bangladesh
  • 1994 — Tun Abdul Razak Award, Malaysia
  • 1995 — Max Schmidheiny Freedom Prize,[6] RCMD Award.
  • 1996 — UNESCO International Simón Bolívar Prize.[7]
  • 1996 — "Distinguished Alumnus Award" of Vanderbilt University, USA
  • 1997 — Award from Strømme Foundation, Norway.[8]
  • 1997 — International Activist Award, U.S.A[9]
  • 1997 — Planetary Consciousness Business Innovation Prize[10]
  • 1997 — State of the World Forum Award by the State of the World Forum, San Francisco
  • 1997 — Man for Peace Award by the Together For Peace Foundation, Italy
  • 1998 — Indira Gandhi Prize[11]
  • 1998 — Prince of Asturias Award[12]
  • 1998 — Sydney Peace Prize[13]
  • 1998 — One World Broadcasting Trust Special Award by the One World Broadcasting Trust, UK
  • 1998 — Ozaki (Gakudo) Award by the Ozaki Yukio Memorial Foundation, Japan
  • 1998 — Juste of the Year Award by the Les Justes D'or, France
  • 1999 — Rotary Award for World Understanding by the Rotary International, USA
  • 1999 — Golden Pegasus Award by the TUSCAN Regional Government, Italy
  • 1999 — Roma Award for Peace and Humanitarian Action by the Municipality of Rome, Italy
  • 1999 — Rathindra Puraskar by the Visva-Bharati, India
  • 2000 — OMEGA Award of Excellence for Lifetime Achievement, Switzerland
  • 2000 — The Medal of the Presidency of the Italian Senate, Italy
  • 2000 — King Hussein Humanitarian Leadership Award by the King Hussein Foundation, Jordan
  • 2000 — IDEB Gold Medal Award by the Institute of Diploma Engineers, Bangladesh
  • 2001 — Named Ashoka Global Academy Member[14]
  • 2001 — Fukuoka Asian Culture Prize (Grand Prize)[15]
  • 2001 — Artusi prize by Comune di Forlimpopoli, Italy
  • 2001 — Ho Chi Minh Award by the Ho Chi Minh City Peoples Committee, Vietnam
  • 2001 — International Cooperation Prize Caja de Granada Caja de Ahorros de Granada, Spain
  • 2001 — AVARRA International Aid Award by the Autonomous Government of Navarra together with Caja Laboral (Savings Bank), Spain
  • 2002 — Mahatma Gandhi Award by the M.K Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence, USA
  • 2003 — World Technology Network Award 2003 for Finance by the World Technology Network, UK
  • 2003 — Volvo Environment Prize 2003 by the Volvo Environment Prize Foundation, Sweden
  • 2003 — National Merit Order by the Honorable President of the Republic of Colombia, Colombia
  • 2003 — The Medal of the Painter Oswaldo Guayasamin by the UNESCO, France
  • 2003 — The Volvo Environment Prize [16]
  • 2004 — Telecinco Award for Better Path Towards Solidarity by the Spanish TV Netwark - Channel 5, Spain
  • 2004 — City of Orvieto Award by the Municipality of Orvieto, Italy
  • 2004 — World Affairs Council Award for Extraordinary Contribution to Social Change by the World Affairs Council of Northern California, USA
  • 2004 — Leadership in Social Entrepreneurship Award by Fuqua School of Business of Duke University, USA
  • 2004 — Premio Galileo 2000 - Special Prize for Peace by Ina Assitalia Fireuze, Italy
  • 2004 — Nikkei Asia Prize for Regional Growth by the Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Inc. (Nikkei), Japan
  • 2004 — The Economist the newspaper's Prize for social and economic innovation.[17]
  • 2005 — Golden Cross of the Civil Order of the Social Solidarity by the Spanish Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, Spain
  • 2005 — Freedom Award by the America's Freedom Foundation, Provo, Utah, USA
  • 2005 — Bangladesh Computer Society Gold Medal by the Bangladesh Computer Society, Bangladesh
  • 2005 — Prize II Ponte by the Fondazione Europea Guido Venosta, Italy
  • 2005 — Foundation of Justice 2005 by the Foundation of Justice, Valencia, Spain
  • 2006 — Neustadt Award by Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, USA
  • 2006 — Global Citizen of the Year Award by Patel Foundation for Global understanding, Tampa, Florida, USA
  • 2006 — Convivencia (Good Fellowship) of Ceuta 2006 by Fundacion Premio Convivencia, Ceuta, Spain
  • 2006 — Disaster Mitigation Award 2006 by FIRST INDIA Disaster Management Congress 2006, Delhi, India
  • 2006 — SHERA BANGALEE 2006 by ETV, India
  • 2006 — Mother Teresa Award instituted by the Mother Teresa International and Millennium Award Committee (MTIMAC), Kolkata, India[18]
  • 2006 — Freedom from Want Award, one of the Four Freedoms Awards by Roosevelt Study Centre[19]
  • 2006 — ITU World Information Society Award by International Telecommunication Union[20]
  • 2006 — Seoul Peace Prize[21]
  • 2006 — Nobel Peace Prize, shared with Grameen Bank
  • 2007 — ABICC Award For Leadership in Global Trade 2007 by ABICC, Miami, USA
  • 2007 — Social Entrepreneur Award 2007 by the Geoffrey Palmer Center for Social Entrepreneurship and the Law, Pepperdine School of Law, USA
  • 2007 — Global Entrepreneurship Leader Award 2007 by the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship, USA
  • 2007 — Red Cross Gold Medal 2007 by the Red Cross Society, Spain
  • 2007 — Rabindra Nath Tagore Birth Centenary Plaque 2007 by the Asiatic Society, Kolkata, India
  • 2007 — EFR-Business Week Award 2007 by the University of Rotterdam, Netherland
  • 2007 — Vision Award 2007 by the Global Economic Network, Berlin, Germany
  • 2007 — BAFI Global Achievement Award 2007 by the Bangladesh-American Foundation Inc., USA
  • 2007 — Rubin Museum Mandala Award by the Rubin Museum, USA
  • 2007 — Sakaal Person of the Year Award 2007 by the Sakaal Group of Publications, India
  • 2007 — 1st AHPADA Global Award by the ASEAN Handicraft Promotion and Development Association (ASPADA), Philippine
  • 2007 — Medal of Honor by the Government, Santa Catrina State, Brazil
  • 2007 — UN South - South Cooperation by the United Nations, USA
  • 2007 — The Nichols-Chancellor's Medal awarded by Vanderbilt University[22]
  • 2007 — Order of the Liberator in First Class with Grand Decoration awarded by Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez[23]
  • 2007 — Honoured as an adviser to the government of Hainan province of China.[24]
  • 2008 — Corine International Book Award by the Bavaraian Government, Germany for the book, "Creating World Without Poverty"[25]
  • 2008 — Project Concern Award by Project Concern International, Santa Barbara, California, USA
  • 2008 — International Women's Health Coalition Award by the International Women's Health Coalition, New York, USA
  • 2008 — The Kitakyushu Environmental Award by the Mayor of City of Kitakyushu, Japan
  • 2008 — Chancellor's Medal by York College, USA
  • 2008 — President's Medal by Lehman College, USA
  • 2008 — Human Security Award by Muslim Public Affairs Council, USA
  • 2008 — 2008 Annual Award for Development by OPEC Fund for International Development(OFID), Austria
  • 2008 — 2008 Humanitarian Award by The International Association of Lions Clubs, USA
  • 2008 — Friend of Children 2008 by Save the Children, Spain
  • 2008 — AGI International Science by University of Cologne, Germany
  • 2008 — TWO WING prize 2008 by the Freie Universitat, Berlin, Germany
  • 2008 — Global Humanitarian Awards 2008 by the Tech Museum, San Jose, California, USA
  • 2008 — World Affairs Council Awards 2008 by the World Affairs Council of Northern California, San Francisco, California, USA
  • 2008 — The Full Impact Award by Full Circle Fund, USA
  • 2008 — Honorary degrees awarded by Glasgow Caledonian University and the University of Glasgow [26]
  • 2009 — Estoril Global Issues Distinguished Book Prize, Portugal
  • 2009 — Golden Biatec Award by the Economic Club, Slovakia
  • 2009 — Gold Medal of Honor Award from the ATLAS, USA
  • 2009 — PICMET Leadership in Technology Management, USA
  • 2009 — The Sustainable Development Award 2009 by Ecology and Development Foundation, Spain
  • 2009 — The Bayreuth Leadership Award 2009 by the University of Bayreuth, Wiesbaden, Germany
  • 2009 — The Dwight D. Eisenhower Award for Leadership and Service, awarded by Eisenhower Fellowships in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 2009 — Presidential Medal of Freedom awarded by Barack Obama [27]
  • 2010 — Prize for Ethical Business Award 2010 by the Creighton University, Omaha, USA
  • 2010 — Presidential Medallion Award 2010 by the President, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA
  • 2010 — SolarWorld Einstein Award 2010 by the SolarWorld AG, Germany at the 25th European Phtovoltaic Conference in Valencia, Spain
  • 2010 — Presidential Medal Award 2010 by the Miami Dade College, Miami, Florida, USA
  • 2010 — The highest national award by the Nation of Peru
  • 2010 — Global Award, the Third China Poverty Eradication Award
  • 2010 — Presidential Medal Award 2010 by the Emory University, Atlanta, USA Emory University
  • 2010 - Congressional Gold Medal awarded by United States Congress
  • 2011 — St. Vincent de Paul Award by DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois
  • 2011 — Elon University Medal for Entrepreneurial Leadership, USA
  • 2012 — Jean Mayer Global Citizen Award by the Institute for Global Leadership of Tufts University, USA
  • 2012 — Outstanding Entrepreneur of Our Time and The Best Humanitarian of the Year by OFC Venture Challenge, USA
  • 2012 — Transformational Leadership Award, USA
  • 2012 — International Freedom Award by the National Civil Rights Museum, USA
  • 2013 — Salute to Greatness Award 2013 by Martin Luther King Center, USA
  • 2013 — Albert Schweitzer Humanitarian Award 2013 by Quinnipiac University, USA
  • 2013 — Global Treasure Award by Skoll Foundation, Oxford, UK
  • 2013 — Forbes 400 Philanthropy Forum Lifetime Achievement Award for Social Entrepreneurship by Forbes Magazine, USA
  • 2013 — Asian American/ Asian Research Leadership Award, USA

Yunus received 48 honorary doctorate degrees from universities from Argentina, Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Canada, Costa Rica, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Lebanon, Malaysia, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, UK, USA and Peru.[28]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Profile: Dr. Muhammad Yunus, Bangladesh news, 2006-10-14; Retrieved: 2007-09-09
  2. ^ Ramon Magsaysay Award, 1984: Citation for Muhammad Yunus; Retrieved: 2007-09-01
  3. ^ Muhammad Yunus: The man who empowered Bangladeshi women; Ismaili Mail; Retrieved: 2007-09-01
  4. ^ "Muhammad Yunus – Biography". NobelPrize.org. Retrieved 2007-09-20. 
  5. ^ "Dr. Muhammad Yunus – 1994 World Food Prize Laureate". WorldFoodPrize.org. Retrieved 2007-08-29. 
  6. ^ "Dr. Muhammad Yunus, 1995". The Max Schmidheiny Foundation. Retrieved 2007-08-18. 
  7. ^ Prize Winner: Muhammad Yunus, Prizes, UNESCO; Retrieved: 2007-09-09
  8. ^ "Strømmestiftelsen – Hjelp til Selvhjelppris – 1997: Muhammad Yunus" (in Norwegian). Strømme Foundation. Retrieved 2007-09-20. 
  9. ^ "Gleitsman Foundation – 1997: Muhammad Yunus". Gleitsman Foundation, U.S.A. 
  10. ^ "Club of Budapest, Germany – 1997: Muhammad Yunus". Club of Budapest, Germany. 
  11. ^ "Profile: 'World banker to the poor'". BBC NEWS. 2006-10-13. Retrieved 2006-10-16. 
  12. ^ "Minutes of the Jury: Concord 1998". Prince of Asturias Foundation. 1998-06-19. Retrieved 2007-09-20. 
  13. ^ Sydney Peace Prize recipients, Sydney Peace Prize Foundation website; Retrieved: 2007-09-09
  14. ^ "Global Academy Members". Home » What We Do » Build Sector Infrastructure. Ashoka, Innovators for the Public. Retrieved 2008-09-20. 
  15. ^ "Laureates of the Past Fukuoka Asian Culture Prizes". The Fukuoka Asian Culture Prizes. Retrieved 2007-08-18. 
  16. ^ Volvo Environment Prize
  17. ^ MONITORS (2004-09-16). "And the winners are...". The Economist. Retrieved 2007-09-24. 
  18. ^ The Mother Teresa of the Financial World, Internationale Projekt Consult; Retrieved: 2007-09-09
  19. ^ Four Freedom Award winners 2006, Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Award website; Retrieved: 2007-09-09
  20. ^ ITU World Information Society Award – 2006, ITU Home Page, International Telecommunication Union; Retrieved: 2007-12-09
  21. ^ Lauret 2006, Seoul Peace Prize website; Retrieved: 2007-09-09
  22. ^ Yunus to receive Nichols-Chancellor's Medal, Vanderbilt News, 2007-03-12; Retrieved: 2007-09-09
  23. ^ UNB, Dhaka (2007-05-14). "Prof Yunus gets highest Venezuelan honour". The Daily Star. Vol 5 Num 1048. Retrieved 2007-08-18. 
  24. ^ Bss, Dhaka (2007-07-30). "Yunus made adviser to provincial govt in China". The Daily Star. Vol 5 Num 1125. Retrieved 2007-08-18. 
  25. ^ Corine Award Homepage (German)
  26. ^ [1] (in English) The Herald. Retrieved on 1 December 2008.
  27. ^ "President Obama Names Medal of Freedom Recipients", White House Office of the Press Secretary, July 30, 2009
  28. ^ http://muhammadyunus.org/index.php/professor-yunus/cv

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