Professor Yunus Receives Peru's Highest National Honour " Order of the Sun

Yunus Centre Press Release (30th September, 2010):


Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus was honoured by President Alan Garcia of Peru with the country's highest national honour, Order of the Sun in the Grade of Grand Cross at a majestic ceremony at the Ambassadors’ Room of the two century old Presidential Palace, Torre Tagle Palace, in Lima yesterday. President Alan Garcia, put on the Gold Medal and the Grand Ribbon on Professor Yunus in the award ceremony attended by former President of Peru Alejandro Toledo (now leader of the opposition Party), President Vinicio Cerezo, former President of Guatemala, ministers and high officials, twenty ambassadors, elites of the city and the media. President paid glowing tribute to Professor Yunus for his innovative work which benefits hundreds of thousands of poor women all over Peru, particularly in poor Andean Region of Peru.
Professor Yunus is visiting Peru at the invitation of former President Toledo to promote social business in Latin America. During his stay in Lima, Professor Yunus addressed an open-air gathering of 5000 low-income people in the shantytown on the edge of Lima.
Professor Yunus also received two honorary degrees from Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola and from Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. These awards were given to Professor Yunus as recognition for his innovative and tireless efforts to fight against poverty. Professor Yunus was in Lima for a day on September 27.



Caption:Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus stands with Peru's President Alan Garcia, after the latter conferred on Professor Yunus the Order of the Sun in the Grade of Grand Cross, Peru’s highest national honor, during a grand ceremony in Lima on September 27. Also seen in the photo are Alejandro Toledo Former President of Peru and former President of Guatemala Vinicio Cerezo.

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Updated Date: 24th January, 2017

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