Founder of the Grameen Bank of Bangladesh
The inaugural Sydney Peace Prize was presented to Professor Muhammad Yunus at the Great Hall, University of Sydney, by His Excellency the Governor General of Australia, Sir William Deane AC KBE.
Sydney Peace Prize Citation:
For his innovative work for the world’s poor, inspiring advocate of the view that peace is freedom from poverty.
Sydney Peace Prize Lecture Title: Peace is Freedom from Poverty
Read Muhammed Yunus’ lecture: 1998 SPP_ Muhammed Yunus
A few years later, Professor Yunus went on to win the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize