The World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates 2015 will be held in Atlanta, Georgia of the USA.
Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus attended the preparatory Gala for the World Summit at Atlanta on September 28, said a Yunus Centre press release on Thursday.
The gala was attended by 730 political, business and social leaders, including Ambassador Andrew Young, Nathan Deal, Governor of the State of Georgia, Jason Carter gubernatorial candidate for upcoming election and grandson of President Jimmy Carter, Senator Sam Nunn, lifelong activist to eliminate nuclear stockpile, Dennis Lockhart, President of Federal Reserve System of Atlanta, Johnny Isakson, US Senator from Georgia, among many other luminaries.
The organisers of the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates are Yunus Creative Lab of Atlanta, the City of Atlanta, and the Permanent Secretariat of the Nobel Peace Laureates.
The World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates is one of the world’s most important events for promoting democratic values, freedom and peace. The Summit will consist of three and a half days of debate and meetings to discuss the challenges of global civilization and the means to support democracy and world peace. Topics will include human rights, women’s empowerment, global health, nuclear threats, technology, youth, poverty and global peace.
It is expected that the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates will feature over 2,000 global leaders from all around the globe and over 25,000 students to engage in discussions and activities to promote global peace.
During his stay in Atlanta, Dr Yunus also participated in Panel Discussion on “Global Security– Most Relevant Issues” on public radio, addressed a meeting of the Rotary Club of Atlanta and appeared in a live interview at CNN at its headquarters in Atlanta.