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Professor Yunus Delivers Commencement Speech at Babson College, USA

Yunus Centre Press Release (15 May, 2016)

মার্কিন যুক্তরাষ্ট্রের ব্যবসন কলেজে প্রফেসর ইউনূসের সমাবর্তন বক্তৃতা প্রদান।

Nobel Peace Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus delivering the commencement speech for the graduating class of 2016 at the prestigious Babson College, Massachusetts, USA on 14 May 2016

Nobel Peace Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus was the www.cathalac.org commencement speaker for the graduating class of 2016 at the prestigious Babson College of Wellesley, Massachusetts USA on 14th May 2016.
Around 5,000 audience were present at the commencement(convocation) ceremony of the 100 year old business school. Professor Yunus talked about limitless creativity of young people and urged the young graduates to use this capacity to solve all human problems. He asked them not to remain satisfied with merely being beneficiary of the new technologies, rather develop new amazing technologies to create a new world of three zeros, zero poverty, zero unemployment, zero net carbon, in the shortest possible time. He urged them to use most of their creative power to solve human problems, and keep only a small fraction of it to create their own personal comforts.

Sprawling over a 500 acre campus, Babson college is considered to be the topmost entrepreneurship college in the United States and has been ranked so for the last 23 years.

Photo Caption: Nobel Peace Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus receiving honorary degree from President of Babson College Kerry Healey, former deputy governor of Massachusetts, USA, during the commencement ceremony for the graduating class of 2016 at the prestigious Babson College of Massachusetts USA.

FAO-Nobel Peace Laureate Alliance for Zero Hunger Announced FAO Headquaters

Yunus Centre Press Release (12 May 2016)

জাতিসংঘ খাদ্য ও কৃষি সংস্থার প্রধান কার্যালয়ে “খাদ্য নিরাপত্তা ও শান্তির লক্ষ্যে খাদ্য ও কৃষি সংস্থা-নোবেল শান্তি পুরস্কারজয়ীদের মৈত্রী” ঘোষিত।

May 11, FAO, Rome, Italy

Official launch of the FAO Nobel Laureates Alliance for Peace and Food Security by Rome with Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus, Oscar Arias, Betty Williams,  Tawakkol Karman and FAO Director General Jose Graziano da Silva at FAO Headquarters in Rome on May 11, 2016

The FAO-Nobel Laureates Alliance for food security and peace was launched at the headquarters of the FAO in Rome on 11 May 2016.

Five Nobel Peace Laureates and searches buy uk viagra Director General  FAO Jose Graziano signed a declaration of the Alliance in an elaborate ceremony in the presence of the ambassadors of member countries at the FAO headquarters in Rome.

Director General of FAO discussed the concept of this Alliance with Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus and invited him to be a part of this initiative last year. At the launch ceremony he was joined by Nobel Peace Laureates  President Oscar Arias Sanchez of Costa Rica, Tawakkkol Karman of Yemen and Betty Williams of Northern Ireland in person and Kofi Annan through his video message.

The landmark initiative   is based on the viagra canadian understanding supported by research that there can be no long term peace without food security and no food security without peace.

During the launch ceremony, inaugurated by the Director General of FAO, the laureates committed to working to achieve the  Sustainable Development Goal of Zero  Hunger by 2030.

Yunus receives honorary citizenship in historic Italian city of Pistoia

Yunus Centre Press Release (10 May, 2016)

প্রফেসর ইউনূসকে ইতালীর ঐতিহাসিক পিস্তোইয়া নগরীর সম্মানসূচক নাগরিকত্ব প্রদান।

Pistoia, Italy 10 May:

Photo Caption: Mayor of historic Italian City Pistoia, Samuele Bertinelli conferring honorary citizenship to the Nobel Peace Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus at a ceremony at the Town Hall of the city which was established in 1200 AD.

Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus was conferred honorary citizenship of Pistoia by the Mayor of the nearly 1000 year old Tuscan city. The ceremony took place in the Town Hall which was built in 1200 on the morning of May 10. The event was attended by 300 dignitaries of Pistoia including government officials, business leaders, head of foundations, university representatives, and social entrepreneurs.

The Mayor in his speech said the City was conferring the honorary citizenship for his services to humanity through the creation if microcredit, and social business, to address humanity's problems. Professor Yunus thanked the mayor and the city for conferring on him the honorary citizenship. He said people had the capability of changing their own lives given the opportunity. About young people, he said we should give them a chance to become entrepreneurs, not chase after scarce jobs. He explained the new entrepreneurs program introduced in Bangladesh which has provided equity capital to 5000 young people in Bangladesh to create businesses, and invited Pistoia to start programs to turn unemployed youth into entrepreneurs. There is currently 35% youth unemployment in Italy.

FAO Holds Conference in Rome to Promote Social Business

Yunus Centre Press Release (11 May 2016)

সামাজিক ব্যবসাকে এগিয়ে নিতে রোমে খাদ্য ও কৃষি সংস্থার সম্মেলন

May 10, Rome, Italy:

Nobel Laureate  Professor Muhammad Yunus is seen at the FAO  organized event 'Social Business for Zero Hunger' where he presented the keynote speech as the chief guest. Director General of FAO, Jose Graziano and the Italian Minister of Agricultural, Food and Forestry, Maurizio Martina are seen besides Professor Yunus.

Professor Yunus was the chief guest at a special event organized by FAO on 'Social Business for Zero Hunger'. The event was organized by Director General of FAO to bring together the top executives of food industry to discuss the role social business can play to achieve zero hunger. The event was addressed by Director General of FAO Jose Graziano who highlighted the role of social business in achieving zero hunger. Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus gave the keynote speech at the conference. Professor Yunus pointed out food security was going to be a major challenge in the coming years. Not only providing food everybody will be the issue, it is also important to ensure nutrition for all. We need to find ways to encourage the rural young people to turn themselves into entrepreneurs through social businesses in collaboration with food companies. Exodus of young people can slowed down and statistics cialis testimonial stopped ultimately by making rural economy an agro-based economy through intervention of social business.

Professor Muhammad Yunus Unveils New Book on Social Business

Yunus Centre Press Release (09 May, 2016)

“দ্যা পাওয়ার অফ স্যোশাল বিজনেস” নামে ইংরেজীতে নতুন বইয়ের মোড়ক উন্মোচনে নোবেল বিজয়ী প্রফেসর মুহাম্মদ ইউনূস

Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus and Lamiya Morshed, Executive Director, Yunus Centre have unveiled a new book on Social Business titled “The Power of Social Business” on Saturday, 07 May 2016 at the Yunus Centre office.

“The Power of Social Business” a new book in English version on Social Business, was unveiled on Saturday, 7th May 2016 by Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus at the Yunus Centre office.  MFM Amir Khashru, General Manager of Yunus Centre is the author of the book. The book was published by Monirul Haque of Ananya Prokashoni

Mr. Amir Khashru has worked closely with Professor Muhammad Yunus for a long time and has helped incubate different social businesses along the years. The book covers different topics on social business like: Social business and its chemistry, Grameen Bank and social business, New entrepreneurs, Social business design lab, Social business fund, Social business in global platform and Different Organizations, Actions and programs centering social business. The book would be a useful material for anyone interested to learn the fundamentals of social business and would like to gain an operational insight on it. It would be a good reference book for the social business researchers, academics and teachers.

Before that “Samajik Byobosher Shakti” in Bengali version by Mr. Amir Khashru was unveiled on 29 November 2015 by Professor Muhammad Yunus at the Yunus Centre office. The book is available for purchase at all the major book stores in Dhaka.

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