Abed, Yunus among world’s top 100

Two renowned Bangladeshis have been included in a list of ‘Top 100 Individuals’ who have committed themselves to improve the lives of girls and women around the world.

Founder of Grameen Bank and Nobel laureate Dr Muhammad Yunus and Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, founder and chairperson of Brac, were included in the list prepared by US-based global advocacy organisation Women Deliver, said a press release.The list of hundred individuals, the ‘intrepid and results driven people’, was released to mark the 100th International Women’s Day, it said.

The honorees are derived from the fields of health, human rights, politics, economics, education, journalism, and philanthropy, and represent a great diversity of geographic and cultural backgrounds.

The list includes, among others from six continents, Nobel laureate Economist Prof Amartya Sen (India), Co-chair of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Melinda Gates (USA), US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (USA), UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon (South Korea), Queen Rania Al-Abdullah (Jordan), Nobel Laureate Human Rights activist Shirin Ebadi (Iran) and journalist Christian Amanpour (UK), the release added.

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