Henley & Partners Global Citizen Award

Once a year, Henley & Partners honors an inspirational global citizen. Created in 2014 by the firm’s Chairman, Dr. Christian H. Kälin, the award is a tribute to remarkable individuals who work towards improving the global community, and whose actions contribute to a more just, peaceful, and tolerant world.

The 2019 laureate will be selected by a nine-member committee and honored at the Global Citizen Award, a gala event that will mark the conclusion of the annual Henley & Partners Global Citizenship Conference — to be held in London on 14 November 2019.

The committee looks for an inspirational individual who demonstrates extraordinary vision, courage, and commitment in contributing to the advancement of a significant and pressing global issue. ‘Global issues’ are defined by the UN as issues that transcend national boundaries and cannot be resolved by any one country acting alone.

The Global Citizen Award is open to those working in a field with a direct link to global issues, rather than politicians or celebrities. The awardee’s work should not remain purely academic: instead, it needs to have a concrete, positive impact on the lives of vulnerable social groups.

The award itself consists of a bespoke sculptural medal, an award certificate signed by the Chairman of the Global Citizen Award Committee, and a monetary prize of USD 30,000, which goes towards 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, expertise will be offered in marketing and PR strategies to most effectively maximize the project’s impact and reach.


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