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1998 Professor Muhammad Yunus

Founder of the Grameen Bank of Bangladesh

Sydney Peace Prize Citation

For his innovative work enabling the world’s poor to become independent through access to microfinance, and for his inspiring advocacy of view that poverty is the denial of all human rights and that peace is freedom from poverty

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.

in 2006, Professor Yunus went on to win the Nobel Peace Prize.



Muhammad Yunus deserves credit for empowering the poor

Sydney Peace Prize Lecture:
Peace is Freedom from Poverty


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