Breaking News

Asia Today ISSN 1861-4604 Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Headline

Yunus gets honorary citizenship of Paris

The summit was kicked off in French capital, Paris

Share on Facebook November 6, 2017, Reporter : Pratham Alo, Reader : 575

news

Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo on Monday formally handed over the honorary citizenship of the French capital to Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus at the inaugural session of the 8th edition of the annual Global Social Business Summit (GSBS).

The summit was kicked off in French capital, Paris.

Mayor of Paris formally handed over the honorary citizenship of the French capital to professor Yunus at the inaugural session of the summit.

The summit has brought together more than 700 delegates from around the world, said a press release of Yunus Centre Monday.
The summit is being held with the theme ‘New Wave of Hope!’

Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo, during the inauguration, acknowledged and thanked Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus' contribution for the entire world through his work for poverty alleviation, gender equality and environment, the press statement added.

She also appreciated Nobel laureate’s initiative to bring sports and social business together by supporting Paris to host the Summer Olympic 2024 as the first ever social business centric Olympic.

The Mayor reaffirmed her commitment for making Paris world’s social business city during her speech.

HM Queen Sofia of Spain, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg HM Maria Theresa, mayor of Paris Anna Hidalgo, deputy mayor of Paris Antoinette Guhl, Thomas Gass, UN asstant secretary general for SDGs and Perer Bakker , president of World Business Council were also present at the inauguration programme.

More Euro Asia news of the month

Photos Iran greatest threat to world: Netanyahu

Munich [Germany], Feb 18 (ANI): Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday branded Iran as the "greatest threat to...

Photos May warns EU against blocking post-Brexit security deal

LONDON, U.K. - Calling for a new security treaty with the European Union, British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Saturday that a...

Photos German FM urges closer dialogue with Turkey

World Bulletin / News Desk Political differences should not hinder Germany and Turkey from closer dialogue and cooperation, German...

Photos Berlin Film Review: ‘The Heiresses’

A finely-crafted, beautifully realized debut that exquisitely balances character study with shrewd commentary on class, desire, and the...

Photos Berlinale opening: Wes Anderson’s ‘Isle of Dogs’ is a Japanophile‘s feast

The Berlin International Film Festival has opened with Wes Anderson's "Isle of Dogs," a stop-motion adventure featuring...

Photos Martin Schulz Withdrew from the Leadership of the German Social Democrats

Social Democratic Party leader Martin Schulz announced his resignation, DPA reported. Shortly after, the party's leadership...

Photos EU warns disagreements turning Brexit negotiations sour

BRUSSELS, Belgium - In a warning issued on Friday, European Union Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier warned that the Brexit transition...

Photos BERLINALE 68th International Film Festival

BERLIN: The Competition and Berlinale Special programmes of the 68th Berlin International Film Festival have now been finalised....

Photos Most stock markets in Europe, Asia fall sharply after U.S. rout

HONG KONG — Asian and European shares fell Monday, extending global stock losses after Wall Street’s big sell off on...

Flying Reimagined

Stock Index

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Life Style

Photo Gallery

FEUILLETON