Economist Professor Dr. Muhammad Yunus


Professor Yunus’s 145 prizes

Nobel Peace Prize winning economist Professor Dr. Muhammad Yunus. He is the promoter of the concept of microcredit. Professor Yunus is the founder of Grameen Bank. He was the first Bangladeshi to win the Nobel Prize. He recently received the 2021 ‘Champion of Global Change’ award from the United Nations Foundation. The award was officially presented by UN Deputy Secretary General Amina J. Mohammed at the We the People event in New York on December 9. The award is given in recognition of significant personal and institutional contributions to accelerate the United Nations’ goal of building a peaceful, just and sustainable society for all. The award is given to Dr. Yunus in recognition of his leadership and innovation in establishing human dignity, equality and justice. At the awards ceremony, Amina J. Mohammed interviewed Professor Yunus, whose main theme was Professor Yunus’s “World of the Three Zeroes” and the campaign for its creation.

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According to Yunus Center sources, from 1978, Dr. Yunus earned about 145 prizes. Awards include –


1978 President’s Award of Bangladesh


Awarded by Ramon Magsaysay of the Philippines in 1984


Central Bank of Bangladesh Award in 1985


Bangladesh Independence Day Award in 1987


The Aga Khan Award for Architecture in Switzerland in 1989


U.S. Humanitarian Award in 1993


Sri Lanka’s Mohammad Shahabdin Award for Science


Rear Admiral MA Khan Memorial Gold Medal Award of Bangladesh


1994 World Food Prize in the United States, Pfeiffer Peace Prize


Dr. Bangladesh.  Mohammad Ibrahim Memorial Gold Medal Award


Tun Abdul Razak Award from Malaysia


In 1995, the Max Medina Foundation Freedom Prize in Switzerland


RCMD Award of Bangladesh


1996 Simon Bolivar Prize for Venezuela and UNESCO International


Distinguished Alumni Award from Vanderbilt University, USA


1997 United States International Activist Award


Germany’s Planetary Consciousness Business Innovation Prize


Norway’s Help for Self Help Prize


Italian Man for Peace Award


U.S. State of the World Forum Award


One World Broadcasting Trust Media Award from the United Kingdom in 1998


The Princess of Austria Award for Concord in Spain


Atusi Prize in Italy in 2001


Japan’s Grand Prix of the Fukuoka Asian Culture Prize


Mahatma Gandhi Award from the United States in 2002


The 2003 World Technology Network Award in the UK


Sweden’s Volvo Environment Prize


Columbia National Merit Order Award


The Medal of the Painter Oswaldo Guassamin Award from France


2004 Telesenko Award in Spain


City of Orvito Award in Italy


The Economist Innovation Award of the United States


World Affairs Council Award


Leadership in Social Entrepreneurship Award


Italian Primio Galileo 2000 – Special Prize for Peace


Japan’s Nikkei Asia Prize


Spain’s Golden Cross of the Civil Order of the Social Solidarity in 2005


The 2007 Global Treblager Award from the United States


ABICC Award for Leadership in Global Trade


Social Entrepreneur Leader Award


Spain’s Red Cross Gold Medal


Birth Centenary Plaque of Rabindranath Tagore of India


EFR Business Week Award from the Netherlands


Nicholas Chancellor’s Medal of the United States


Germany’s Vision Award


BAFI Global Achievement Award in the United States


Rubin Museum Mandala Award


India’s Morning Person of the Year Award


Philippines First AHPADA Global Award


Brazil’s Medal of Honor


Project Concern Award from the United States in 2008


New York International Women’s Health Coalition Award


Japan’s Kita Kyushu Environmental Award


United States Chancellor’s Medal


President’s Medal


Human Security Award


Austrian Annual Award for Development


U.S. Humanitarian Award


Spain’s Friend of Children Award


Germany’s AGI International Science Award


Germany’s Corinne International Book Award


Germany’s Two Wings Prize


Global Humanitarian Awards in the United States


California World Affairs Council Awards


United States Full Impact Award


2009 Portugal’s Astral Global Issues Distinguished Book Prize


Peru’s Order of the Sun in the Grade of the Grand Cross


China’s Global Award The Third China Poverty Eradication Awards


The 2011 St. Vincent de Paul Award in the United States


Elon Medal for Entrepreneurial Leadership


Canada’s Equitas Award


Jean Mayer Global Citizen Award in the United States


2012 United States Transformational Leadership Award


International Freedom Award


Salute to Greatness Award in 2013


Albert Schweizer Humanitarian Award


Scholar Global Treasure Award from the UK


Asian American / Asian Research Leadership Award


Robert F. Kennedy Ripple of the Hope Award


Westmont Leadership Award in the United States in 2014


Lotus Leadership Award


Prince Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah Global Entrepreneurship Award of Saudi Arabia


Albania Albania Excellence Award


Pakistan International Humanitarian Award in 2015


China’s Distinguished Professorship from YNU


In 2016, the United States Women Delivery Award


George Washington University Presidents Medal


India’s gold medal in 2017


2018 The Ford Family Notre Dame Award for International Development and Solidarity in the United States


KISS Humanitarian Award of India


Italy’s Nuvo Renaissance or New Renaissance Award


Switzerland’s Global Women Leadership Award in 2019


Fifth Dr. of India in 2020.  APJ Abdul Kalam Memorial Award


2015 The Peace Prize from Slovakia


Dr. Thomas Kangon Management Leadership Award of India


In 2021, Blue Jung won the German Opinion Maker Award in 2021


Olympic Laurel in Switzerland


Received a total of 145 awards, including the UN Foundation’s Champion of Global Change Award.


Professor Yunus is the only Nobel laureate in Bangladesh.  Through this, this genius has touched the milestone of a unique achievement as any Bangladeshi.

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