Henley & Partners Global Citizen Award

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Henley & Partners Global Citizen Award
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“A tribute to remarkable individuals who work towards improving the global community” – Dr. Christian Kälin
Sponsored byHenley & Partners
2018Diep N. Vuong, Pacific Links Foundation
2017Monique Morrow, The Humanized Internet
2016Dr. Imtiaz Sooliman, Gift of the Givers
2015Harald Höppner, Sea Watch

The Henley & Partners Global Citizen Award is an annual award given out by Henley & Partners. The award is given to global citizens who display extraordinary vision, courage, and commitment to important global issues.[1][2] The focus is on Global Issues that are set by the United Nations and which cannot be solved by one nation.[3][4] The recipients of the Global Citizen Award are receiving US$30’000 as a monetary prize, which is for the awardee to assist their organization and cause. In addition, Henley & Partners supports the awardee, for one year, with Public Relations & Marketing expertise to help raise awareness, maximize impact and reach for their cause.

Organizer & Partnerships[edit]

Henley & Partners is a global citizenship and residence advisory firm headquartered in London. It counsels’ governments on residence and citizenship-by-investment policy and works with them to develop and implement residence and citizenship programs.[5]

The firm partners with the UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) to advocate and assist the mission of the UNHCR, contributing with US$1 Million as well as activities to raise awareness and funds for the mission of the UNHCR.[6]


The committee of the Global Citizen Award consists of 9 members and chooses the Global Citizen Award winner with a majority vote. The current members of the committee include, Her Royal Highness Princess Firyal of Jordan. Princess Firyal is a humanitarian, and philanthropist, board member of the International Rescue Committee [7] and a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador since 1992. Her Excellency, Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca [8] is the President of Malta and served her country for forty years.[9] Leigh Foster, Chief of Events, Campaigns and Goodwill Ambassadors at the UNHCR in Geneva. Senator Joëlle Garriaud-Maylam is the Secretary of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defense and Armed Forces, in the Senate of France.[10] In addition, Garriaud-Maylam is the Vice-Chair of the Senate delegation for Women's Rights and Equality of Chances.[11] Dr. Christian H. Kälin Chairman and CEO of Henley & Partners. Kälin is an immigration and citizenship law specialist.[12] Prof Dr. Khalid Koser OBE, is the Founding Executive Director of the Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund (GCERF) and Vice-Chairman of the Advisory Council on Migrationat the World Economic Forum, Geneva.[13] Jim Rogers, Chairman of Rogers Holdings in Singapore. Rogers is an American businessman, investor and author.[14] and co-founder of the Quantam Fund, a privately owned hedge fund.[15] Namira Salim, explorer, artist [16] and selected as a member of the Virgin galactic Founders Club by Sir Richard Branson's.[17] Professor Dr. Marek Urban, is an author and the Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy at the Pontifical University of John Paul II in Kraków, Poland.



  • Vietnam Diep N. Vuong, Pacific Links Foundation

Diep N. Vuong is the co-founder of Pacific Links Foundation. The foundation's mission is to empower women and the youth trough education, teaching life skills and providing a supportive network in Vietnam, Cambodia, China and Laos.[18]


  • United States Monique Morrow, The Humanized Internet

Monique Morrow, is the co-founder of the Humanized Internet. The Humanized Internet is helping 1.1 billion people, that have lost their legal identity as a result of unrest in their countries and involuntary displacement. People without any government-issued documentation are invisible and vulnerable to human trafficking and abuse. With the Humanized Internet, Monique Morrow tries to give these People a virtual identity – with their records of birth, education, healthcare, marriage records.[19]


Dr. Imtiaz Sooliman, is the founder of the internationally recognized nonprofit organization called Gift of the Givers. The organization is located in South Africa and is providing disaster relief including lifesaving aid, medical equipment, medicine, vaccines, foot, water and more worldwide.[20]


  • Germany Harald Höppner, Sea Watch

Harald Höppner has founded Sea-Watch a refugee aid project, that rescues refugees at distress in the Mediterranean see. The non-profit organization was founded in 2015 in Berlin.[21]


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