Global Citizen Award opens for entries

first_imgGlobal Citizen Award opens for entries  69 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Melanie May | 25 April 2016 | News Nominations have opened for the annual Henley & Partners Global Citizen Award, which rewards individuals who have contributed towards improving the global community.This year’s winner will be honoured at a gala fundraising dinner for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in London on 11th November.The annual laureate is chosen by an independent Award Committee, which this year includes: Her Royal Highness Princess Firyal of Jordan, Her Excellency Marie Louise Coleiro Preca, President of the Republic of Malta, Senator Joelle Garriaud-Maylam, Secretary of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defense and Armed Forces, Senate of France, Paris, Professor Dr. Khalid Koser OBE, Executive Director of GCERF and Vice-Chairman of the Advisory Council on Migration, World Economic Forum, Geneva, Leigh Foster, Chief of Events, Campaigns and Goodwill Ambassadors, UNHCR, Geneva, Dr. Marek Urban CSsR, Councillor of the Henley & Partners Foundation, Krakow, and Namira Salim, Global Explorer and Artist, Monaco.The award consists of a commemorative medal, an award certificate signed by the President of the Award Committee and a USD 50,000 monetary prize, of which USD 25,000 is donated to UNHCR.Leigh Foster of the UNHCR said:“Ideally we want to honour those whose work is innovative and visionary.  A candidate’s work should also have a positive impact on the lives of the most vulnerable in society.”Last year, the Global Citizen Award was presented to German entrepreneur Harald Höppner who founded the refugee aid project Sea Watch. The non-profit organisation has rescued thousands of refugees from capsized boats during its patrols of the Mediterranean Sea.Nominations can be submitted at https://www.henleyglobal.com/the-global-citizen-award until 1st July. Advertisementcenter_img  70 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Tagged with: Awards About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more