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Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus delivered a keynote address at the One Young World Summit in Ottawa, followed by speeches from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan at the grand opening of the Summit which brings together 1,300 young leaders from more than 196 countries on the evening of 28 September on the grounds of Parliament Hill. https://goo.gl/kvnBtR
Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus delivered a keynote address at the One Young World Summit in Ottawa on the evening of 28 September on the grounds of Parliament Hill. Professor Yunus speech followed that of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan at the grand opening of the Summit which brings together 1,300 young leaders from more than 196 countries. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau earlier met with the Coun...
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Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus along with fellow his UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Advocates met with UN Secretary General as the Chair for the last time before he steps out of the UN, at UN Head Quarters on September 23, 2016.
Nobel Laureate Professor Yunus along with fellow Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) advocates held meeting with UN Secretary General at the chair for the last time before he steps out of UN, at UN head quarter on September 23, 2016. Launched on 21 January 2016 on the occasion of the World Economic Forum in Davos, the SDG Advocates consist of 17 eminent persons assisting the UN Secretary-General in the campaign to achieve the Sustainable Developm...
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Join us on this exciting journey of empowering people through Social Business!

Yunus Centre is pleased to announce the next Social Business Design Lab to be held on 20 October (Thursday), 2016 at Grameen Bank Auditorium. Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus will chair this event.

Social Business Design Lab is a monthly signature event of Yunus Centre where entrepreneurs come up with their ideas and present in front of audience from diverse backgrounds to start social businesses themselves. Ideas are presented and then followed by discussion, evaluation and brainstorming session.

To participate at our upcoming Social Business Design Lab, please register at: https://goo.gl/7QF1X4

সোশ্যাল বিজনেস ডিজাইন ল্যাব প্রফেসর মুহাম্মদ ইউনূসের সভাপতিত্বে আগামী ২০ অক্টোবর ২০১৬ ইং (বৃহস্পতিবার) তারিখে অনুষ্ঠিত হবে। উক্ত অনুষ্ঠানে অংশগ্রহন করতে রেজিস্ট্রেশন করুন এই লিংক এ: https://goo.gl/7QF1X4

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I m from Nepal.Could I get participate. If yes would u please let me know about the procedure.
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Nobel Peace Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus addressed Pangkor International Development Dialogue 2016.
IPOH: Bangladesh's Nobel Peace Prize winner Prof Muhammad Yunus will be among those speaking at the three-day Pangkor International Development Dialogue (PIDD) beginning Monday.
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A formal joint-declaration was made to make Ipoh as the first Social Business City of Malaysia by the Chief Minister of Perak, Mayor of Ipoh Perak, CEO of MyHarapan, a youth organization of Malaysia, and Yunus Centre today in Malaysia.
A formal joint-declaration was made to make Ipoh as the first Social Business City of Malaysia by the Chief Minister of Perak, Mayor of Perak, CEO of MyHarapan, a youth organization of Malaysia, and Yunus Centre. Ipoh is the capital of Northern Malaysian state of Perak. The declaration came on opening day of the three day long Pangkor International Development Dialogue 2016 being held in Perak, Malaysia from 5-7 September 2016. Ipoh is following ...
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Registration for the Social Business Academia Conference is now open. Our upcoming Social Business Academia Conference 2016 (SBAC 2016) in Paris, France will be held on November 9-10, 2016. The conference is being organized by Yunus Centre and Grameen Creative Lab and hosted by HEC Paris. Please register at the earliest to confirm your place.

Please visit https://goo.gl/DRraDg for registration to Social Business Academia Conference 2016 (SBAC 2016) in Paris.

To know more about the conference, go to: https://goo.gl/FDy8Sm
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Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus is part of High Level WHO Commission that today presented a special report on 'Global Health Employment and Economic Growth' to the UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon at UN Headquarters on 20 September. The report was handed over by President Hollande of France and President Zuma of South Africa who are Co-Chairs of the commission at a special session at which Professor Yunus and other Commissioners were also present. The report highlight Professor Yunus social business' as one of the ways forward for global healthcare systems. 
WHO Special Global Health Commission Report Submitted to UN Secretary General at UN Headquarters: Yunus's Social Business Highlighted
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September 2016 issue of Yunus Centre's exciting newsletter Spotlight now online at this link ! http://goo.gl/xhdAjO
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Young delegates selected by Yunus Centre to accompany Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus to the One Young World 2016 in Ottawa from 28 September 28- October 1 met with him at Yunus Centre for a pre Summit briefing and exchange today.
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Suchitai Yoon editorial board adviser of Nation Group, leading media house of Thailand, talks with 2006 Nobel Laureate and microcredit pioneer Muhammad Yunus during his recent visit to the country to launch a new social business centre at Kasetsart University, a leading Thai public university. 
Nation Multimedia Group editorial board adviser Suthichai Yoon talks with 2006 Nobel laureate and microcredit pioneer Muhammad Yunus, the architect of a movement sweeping through Fortune 500 companies, and a ‘Three Zeros’ action plan to preserve the world for future generations
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Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus was the chief guest at a special one day international social business forum held in Ipoh Malaysia on September 4 organized by MyHarapan, a leading Malaysian youth organization, together with the Chief Minister of Perak Dato Seri DiRaja Dr Zambry Bin Abdul Kadir, on the eve of the Pangkor International Development Dialogue to open in Ipoh on 5 September.
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Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus was the chief guest at a special one day international social business forum held in Ipoh Malaysia on September 4 organized by MyHarapan, a leading Malaysian youth organization, together with the Chief Minister of Perak Dato Seri DiRaja Dr Zambry Bin Abdul Kadir, on the eve of the Pangkor International Development Dialogue to open in Ipoh on 5 September
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Introduction

I am Professor Muhammad Yunus. I was born on June 28, 1940. I am the founder Grameen Bank, a bank which pioneered microcredit – a method of banking where small loans are given to the poor, mostly to women, without collateral, for income generating activities, with high repayment rate, to help them get out of poverty. I am also the Chairman of Yunus Centre, which serves as a global hub for social business and it is also my international public affairs office.

I was born in the village of Bathua, in the district of Chittagong. I am the third oldest of nine children. My father was Haji Muhammad Dula Mia Shawdagar. He was a jeweler. My mother was Sufia Khatun. In 1944, my family moved to the city of Chittagong and there I studied at Lamabazar Primary School. Later, I completed my matriculation examination from Chittagong Collegiate School.

I enrolled into the Department of Economics at University of Dhaka in 1957, and I got my BA in Economics in 1960 and my MA in 1961.

Upon completing my studies at Dhaka University, I joined the Bureau of Economics at Dhaka University. I was appointed as a lecturer in Economics at Chittagong College in 1961. In 1965, I was offered a Fulbright Scholarship to study Economics at Vanderbilt University in the United States and I obtained my Ph.D in Economics in 1969. I taught Economics at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN from 1969 to 1972.

In 1971, Bangladesh won its independence after a brutal Liberation War. I was in the United States at that time. There, I founded a Citizen's Committee in Nashville, TN, and published a newsletter named, Bangladesh Newsletter. I also ran the Bangladesh Information Center in Washington D.C., with other Bangladeshis living in the United States, to raise support for liberation of Bangladesh and to lobby the U.S. Congress to stop military aid to Pakistan.

In 1972, I returned to Bangladesh. After a brief time at the Planning Commission, I joined the Department of Economics at Chittagong University as its Chairman. Bangladesh at that time was an extremely poor country. The turning point in my life came in 1974, while Bangladesh was under a severe famine. I found that I was unable to continue to teach elegant economic theories to my students while my people starved outside the windows of my classrooms.

I left the classroom and went to the neighboring village called Jobra. What I found in that village shocked and horrified me. I learned that the villagers had become economic slaves to ruthless money lenders. I made a list of the people in the village who had taken loans and the amount of loans. At the end of the day, my list contained 42 names and $27 of loans. I decided to lend the $27 to the people from my own pocket so that they could free themselves from the grasp of the money lenders. This created a lot of commotion in the village. The villagers were very happy to be free of the money lenders. I felt good that I had done something to change the lives of these people. I thought, "If with so little, I can make these people so happy, why should I not keep doing it?" And that is what I did. I approached the traditional banks and urged them to lend to the villagers, but they told me that the poor are not credit-worthy; they do not have any collateral. I said, no, the poor are just as credit-worthy and offered myself as a guarantor for the villagers. Only then did the bank agree to lend to the villagers.

I started the Grameen Bank Project in 1976 and after much struggle and effort in October 2nd, of 1983, the project was transformed into a full-fledged bank, called Grameen Bank (Village Bank) and this bank lends only to poor, rural citizens of Bangladesh.

As of May 2011, Grameen Bank (GB) has 8.4 million borrowers, 97 percent of whom are women. With 2,556 branches, GB provides services in 84,237 villages, covering all of the villages in Bangladesh. It has lent over USD 10 billion to the poor people with nearly 100 percent repayment rate, since its inception.

In October 2006, I was awarded the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize, along with Grameen Bank for the efforts to create economic and social development. 

I am married to Dr. Afrozi Yunus, and have two daughters, Monica and Deena.

Education
  • Vanderbilt University
    Economics, PhD., 1965 - 1969
  • Dhaka University
    Economics, MA, 1960 - 1961
  • Dhaka University
    Economics, BA, 1957 - 1960
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Creating a world without poverty.
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  • Yunus Centre
    Chairman, present
  • Grameen Bank
    Managing Director, 1983 - 2011
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Chittagong - Nashville