City Council of Bologna, the city in the north of Italy, which prides itself to be the home of the oldest University in the Western world, passed a resolution to confer Honorary Citizenship to Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus.
Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus has just concluded a 5 day visit to Italy where he was visiting to attend several high level events within the framework of the Milan Expo 2015.
He was a keynote speaker at the Social Enterprise World Forum that took place in Milan from the 1st to the 3rd of July. The Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF) is an international event where social enterprises all over the world to come together and discuss policy and practice, to learn from one another and to network. Over 1,000 delegates from all over the globe are set to descend on the Social Enterprise World Forum organized by the ACRA–CCS foundation of Italy and Social Enterprise UK.
Professor Yunus participated in a panel discussion with Mr. Maurizio Martina. Italian Minister of Agricultural, Food and Forestry on ways to address global hunger together with Hon Giovanni Melandri former Minister of sports of Italy and President of Human Foundation, Emma Bonino, former foreign minister of Italy and leading Woman activist of Europe. They discussed possible ways to respond to global hunger.
Professor Yunus addressed an event organized by Cariplo Foundation the foundation of largest Italian bank and met separately with is Chairperson Mr Giuseppe Guzzetti to discussion creation of a Social Business Fund which will focus on youth unemployment.