Thursday, September 07, 2006

Muhammad Yunus wins Seoul Peace Prize

Grameen Bank founder and microcredit evangelist Yunus has been awarded the Seoul Peace Prize - a prize given to "an individual or organization that makes a significant contribution to international peace and harmony." The press release issued says:
Chairman of the Seoul Peace Prize Selection Committee Lee Chul-seung said Dr. Yunus had been selected from a wide spectrum of candidates worldwide, including heads of state, peace movement activists, humanitarian workers, international relief organizations, and human rights groups.

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