Prof Yunus, global social leaders to discuss post-pandemic world

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25 June 2020, Thu
Published: 09:42

Prof Yunus, global social leaders to discuss post-pandemic world


Nobel Laureate Professor Dr Mohammad Yunus is going to hold several discussions with global social business leaders about the post pandemic world in the observance of Social Business Day on Friday.

Yunus Centre and Grameen Creative Lab will arrange the virtual events on June 26 to 28 in observance of the 10th Social Business Day 2020 to be observed globally on Friday, according to a press release.

The Live segment will be held as the ‘Summer of Purpose’ at Messe München, Munich, Germany, organised by Yunus Centre and Grameen Creative Lab.

Prof Yunus on Friday will give a live opening speech on the theme of “No Going Back” which will focus on post coronavirus redesigning of the world economy.

It will be a physical event in Munich hooked up with virtual events globally and expected to bring change makers from politics, business, science, sports, art and culture to find new ways of doing business, ask the tough questions and pledge to create a better, sustainable world out of this pandemic.

This live colloquium, enhanced by virtual participation from global social, business, and political leaders will provide a room for a dialogue ranging from the theories of science to the future of human life on this planet.

Prof Yunus will play the central role in this discussion in Munich virtually.

Each of the three days will focus on a specific topic with top-class international partners.

Participants from any part of the world can register themselves to join this discussion.

German political leader Wolfgang Schauble, President of the German Bundestag, Dr Markus Söder, Prime minister of Bavaria, Judith Gerloch, Bavarian State Minister for Digital Affairs, and Dr Ricarda Engelmeier, Founder of MyCollective will kick start the event.

For three days there will be discussions on how innovatively we can tackle global social problems in the post corona world.

This includes topics such as human rights, planetary rights, dialogue on value driven personal purpose, utilising sports as a catalyst for change even during a pandemic to how to make coronavirus vaccines as global pubic good.

Prof Yunus will discuss courses of action in a session called “what really matters now” with political economist Maja Göpel secretary general of the German Government's Scientific Advisory Board on Global Environmental Change and Dr Eckart v Hirschhausen, a climate activist with Scientists for Future.

Yunus will then join Mary Robinson, Former President of Ireland and Former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights at the session “The European Way II: From Corporate to Personal Responsibilities, Facing Europe 2025”.

On June 27, Yunus will co-host another session with HRH Grand Duchess Marie Thérèse of Luxembourg called “Stand Up, Speak Up, Rise Up!”

Later, he will join Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris, a venue for social business Olympic Games 2024 and Philipp Lahm, Managing Director of UEFA Euro 2024 to talk about how can we get sports fans back into the game.

On June 28, during the Social Business Day, after a brief live conversation between Professor Yunus with Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee, there will be homage to the humanitarian accomplishments of Prof Muhammad Yunus, his colleagues and the nation builders of his generation across the world. Source: UNB

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