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17th Global Citizenship Conference Award Dinner

8–10 November 2023, Shangri-La Hotel DIFC, Dubai, UAE

17th Global Citizenship Conference

The Global Citizen Award® Dinner

The dinner to celebrate this year’s laureate is being hosted on 9 November 2023 at the Shangri-La Hotel DIFC in Dubai, where the Global Citizenship Conference is being held between the 8–10 November. Henley & Partners is delighted to host the dinner in collaboration with the Swiss non-profit humanitarian organization Andan Foundation. The net proceeds from the dinner will be donated to the Andan Foundation, which aims to increase the self-reliance of refugees through education, entrepreneurship, and employment.


Shangri-La Hotel DIFC, Dubai
Sheikh Zayed Road

Evening agenda


Champagne reception


The Global Citizen Award Gala Dinner commences
Welcoming this year’s Global Citizen Award winner
Special guest to be announced at the dinner

Dress code

Black tie

Note: If you would instead like to sponsor and book an entire table for 10 at the dinner, please contact for pricing and booking information.

We look forward to seeing you at the dinner and celebrating the great humanitarian efforts of this year’s laureate and nominees.

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17th Global Citizenship Conference

About the Global Citizen Award

Created in 2014 by Henley & Partners’ Chairman, Dr. Christian H. Kaelin, the Global Citizen Award is a unique international tribute that honors remarkable individuals working at local level to advance one of the global challenges affecting humanity today.

The Global Citizen Award is open worldwide to those working in a field with a direct link to the issues they are looking to affect and excludes political figures, opinion leaders, and celebrities. The awardee’s work will demonstrate a positive impact on the lives of vulnerable social groups.

The laureate is selected through a majority decision by the Global Citizen Award Committee, an independent body of eminent individuals who share a global vision and a personal commitment to contribute to a more just, peaceful, and tolerant world.

The award itself consists of a bespoke sculptural medal, an award certificate, and a monetary prize that goes toward supporting the awardee’s humanitarian efforts. Following the award, Henley & Partners is committed to working closely with the awardee for a period of one year, raising awareness about the awardee’s work and supporting their selected project. In particular, the firm offers expertise in marketing and PR strategies to effectively maximize the project’s impact and reach.

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The current laureate, Prof. Dr. Padraig O’Malley, received the 2019 Henley & Partners Global Citizen Award in recognition of his work on conflict resolution and reconciliation in Northern Ireland, South Africa, and Iraq. As an expert on democratic transitions around the world, Prof. O’Malley works off the premise that cultures in conflict are in the best position to help other cultures in conflict work towards building peace and stability.

Past laureates include:

Diep N. Vuong, Co-Founder and President of Pacific Links Foundation, who received the 2018 Henley & Partners Global Citizen Award in recognition of her courageous, longstanding international campaigning for the rights of those enslaved by human trafficking, as well as her grassroots work in protecting those rescued from such enslavement.

Monique Morrow, humanitarian, technological pioneer, and co-founder of The Humanized Internet, which focuses on the 1.1 billion individuals, of whom 230 million are children under the age of five, who have lost their legal identity as a result of involuntary displacement or who have been denied an identity and rendered stateless by their governments, making them especially vulnerable to human trafficking and abuse.

Dr. Imtiaz Sooliman, humanitarian and founder of Gift of the Givers Foundation, Africa’s largest disaster relief organization, which provides medical assistance, equipment, supplies, high energy and protein supplements, food, and water to millions of people each year.

17th Global Citizenship Conference

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