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Dr. Vladimir Ivanovich Yakunin (left), Founding President of the World Public Forum receives the award from Dr. Kamran Mofid (right), founder of the GCGI.The first GCGI Award for Public Service in the Interest of the Common Good was presented to Dr. Vladimir Ivanovich Yakunin, Founding President of the World Public Forum, “Dialogue of Civilisations” (WPFDC) at the 10th Annual GCGI Conference.

The Award is given in recognition of Dr. Yakunin’s extraordinary and tireless work for peace and justice, and his selfless service in helping to build a better world. He exemplifies the great potential that the Dialogue of Civilisations has to offer towards peaceful co-existence for the common good. He continues to encourage and empower others to discover their own potential for change and to evoke their hidden strengths to bring more goodness into the world.

The Award was presented to Dr. Yakunin at a special ceremony during the Globalisation for the Common Good Initiative’s Tenth Anniversary Gala Dinner hosted at Corpus Christi College, University of Oxford, on the evening of Tuesday 4 September 2012.

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