Adichie becomes youngest African to receive UN Foundation Global Leadership Award

Posted by News Express | 24 November 2019 | 1,099 times

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•Chimamanda Adichie

 Nigeria’s Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has been honoured with the United Nations Foundation Global Leadership Award, making her the youngest recipient African so far.

This took place on November 20 on the eve of the United Nations’ 75th anniversary.

The United Nations Foundation on the 20th of November, 2019 honored Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, amongst other global leaders in its annual awards ceremony.

The award-winning writer was recognized for her work using literature and storytelling to connect with people across generations and cultures on issues of gender and racial equality and being a leader on the frontlines of global progress.

Other honorees at the ceremony were Mary Robinson, Chair of The Elders and a former president of Ireland, Gunhild Stordalen, Chair of the Stordalen Foundation and Founder of EAT, UN staff members who have worked on the frontlines of crisis response, amongst others.

Previous honorees include former U.S. Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, and Kofi Annan.


(Daily Trust)



Source: News Express

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