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‘Bangladesh would be able to see its dream come true’- says Nobel Committee Chairman Professor Mjos July 18, 2008

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‘Bangladesh would be able to see its dream come true’- says Nobel Committee Chairman Professor Mjos The Chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee Professor Ole Danish Mjos is on a visit to Bangladesh on an invitation of Dr. Muhammad yunus. Dr. Yunus first invited him while he was in Norway to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for 2006 at Oslo.

In Bangladesh he attended the inauguration of Nobel Peace Prize Exhibition at Grameen Bank head quarters at Mirpur,Dhaka where he opined that Bangladesh would be able to see the dream come true through building a prosperous Bangladesh free from poverty. The exhibition was organized by The Norwegian Nobel Peace Center, the Norwegian embassy and the host Grameen Bank.[DS]

Professor Mjos also addressed some 3000 students of different institutions and universities gathered at Bangladesh-China Friendship Centre on 17 July 2008. He said, ‘lets together create a world without poverty, let’s build peace and prevent war, focus on integrity, fight global warming and protect environment and let us work for a word free from nuclear weapon’. [DS]

The visit by Nobel Committee Chairman Professor Mjos to Bangladesh is very remarkable and is the recognition of Dr. Muhammad Yunus’ contribution to peace and poverty alleviation the relation of the two is defined by Mjos as ‘the struggle against poverty is the work for peace of the first order’

An ordinary citizen
Post Script:
Mijos visited Damrai, a rural area where the women changed the fate of them and their families through microfinance from Grameen Bank. Mjos was greatly impressed with the effort of these women[DS]

Mijos in an interview to Prothom Alo on 20 July, 2008 , the leading bangla daily, ‘To be mid-income country or to attain the mellenium development goal Bangladesh needs good governance in total perspective and for that competent leadership is needed. Bangladesh has many problems. Climate change due to global warming has added to the problem of poverty. So problem becomes doubles. To overcome this and to progress to success Bangladesh needs educated, competent a trained leadership.’

His comment on Dr. Yunus is also interesting. ‘Professor Yunus is a man of rare qualities. If he stayed back in USA, then he would have been acclaimed as an exceptional scholar throughout the world….’ he said.

Details of the interview[PA]

Dr. Yunus January 20, 2008

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Dr. Yunus : a man with a mission
This page is dedicated to a man who has taken up to alleviate poverty from Bangladesh and from the World as a mission of his life.

1) First loan he has given was $27 from his own pocket[DS ]
2) Dr. Yunus speak om the partnership between business and social entrepreneurs […]
3) He got Nobel Peace prize 2006[NPO]

4) His Nobel Lecture at Oslo[NPO]

5) A short biography of Dr. Yunus by Nobel Prize organization[NPO]
6) His website is www.muhammadyunus.org.

7) His past accolades

8) Grameen Bank also shares the Nobel Peace prize of 2006.The website of Grameen Bank is http://www.grameen-info.org/index.htm
9) Bangladesh Government releases commemorative stamp
10) Bill Gates in a meeting with Dr. Yunus has expressed his interest in investing in the improvement of heath care facilities in Bangladesh[DS]

11) Bill Gates creative capitalism and Muhammad Yunus social businessmay may change the world in a new way.[HP]

12) Dr. Yunus had a discussion with ‘Commonwealth Club Write up’ [CWC]

13) The Green Children is a young band of musicians inspired by Professor Muhammad Yunus. After visiting Bangladesh and India to learn more about micro credit ‘The Green Children’ were incredibly inspired by the borrowers they met with.[GC]

14) Dr. Yunus speaks at World Affairs Council in Houston .Zen writes on the event.[ZEN]

14) Stephen Colbert had a great interview with the man named Professor Muhammad Yunus.[CR]

15) Professor Yunus’ writes a new book-‘Creating a world without poverty’ In his new book Dr. Yunus discusses his idea of social business and way out of poverty by implementing this concept[MYO]


16) Grameen Danone Foods Ltd is a unique model of social business enterprise.[GD]

17) Live chat with Dr. Yunus documented at FDL book saloon: creating a world without poverty[LC]

18) Dr. Muhammad Yunus speaks at Authors@Google on 10 January 2008 on his book ‘Creating a world without poverty’ and his idea of social business.[A@G]

19) ‘Creating a world without poverty’-a social business blog empowered by Grameen Solution[DYB]

20) US college introduces Dr.Yunus scholarship [DYS]

21) Dr. Yunus takes micro finance model to USA [MFU]


22) ‘Order of Benin’ for Professor Yunus[OOB]

23) The Green Skeptic writes a review on ‘Creating a world without poverty’[GS]

24) Dave Richards on Social Business Model[ DGP]

25) A Great blog on Dr.Yunus [EYS]

26) Guardians discourse on Grameen Bank and Dr.Yunus[GOL ]

27) Wall Street Journal made a commentary on the subprime lender[WSJ]

28) Businessweek review on ‘creating a world without poverty’[BW]

29) Dr. Muhammad Yunus in Flickr

30) Zac Bissonette on subprime lending[BS]

31) Dr. Yunus to attend the ‘women, faith and development summit to end global poverty’ on April 13-14, 2008 in Washington[WCD]

31) XL members meet Dr. Muhammad Yunus[XL]

32) Dr. Muhammad Yunus on You Tube[…]
33) An interesting discussion on Dr. Yunus as a role model [UV]
34) DR. Yunus urged for heath care service at affordable cost[…][…]
35) He trashes reports of crime by Bangladeshis in Saudi Arabia[…]
36) Bangladesh & Singapore developing a development mindset […]
37) Intel opens up new vista for Bangladesh[…]
38) Dr. Yunus gives up his political mission […]
39) Condofire appreciated Dr. Yunus’ speech at UBC […]
40) Edith Yung supports a poverty free world […]
41) Follow up of Yunus visit at Vancouver […]
42) Whole planet Foundation with Dr. Muhammad Yunus partner with natural food vendors […]
43) Another emerging destination is Bangladesh of Dr. Muhammad Yunus. […]
44) Byoyant Bangladesh […]
Social innovators change the world […]
45) Micro creditworks in Africa […]
46) Top ten IT conversation show […]
47) ‘Dollar has only one life’ in philanthropy […]
48) Corporate vs social business […]
49) Grameen teams up with Veolia water […] [VOS]
50) Dr. Yunus opens Grameen America in New York[Reuters][DS]
51) Dr. Yunus at Pepperdine Universit on Grameen America[MBAD]
52) Review of the book ‘creating a world without poverty in Peter Unzipped
53) Condofire on Dr. Yunus and Grameen bank[…]
54) Dr. Yunus inaugurates s Grameen Green Child Eye Hospital at Bogra Bangladesh on Social Business principal[…]
55) A documenatry on Dr. yunus is on the offing […]
56) Grameen Shakti wins the ‘Environment award’ in Bangladesh
57) Yunus voted 2nd among world’s top thought leaders[…]
58) DR. Yunus at MIT[Lokvani]
59) Muhammad Yunus revisited Oslo [Nanaka Gunawardene’s blog]

60) Yunus suggests 20% of GP’s IPO for Grameen banks borrowers[DS]

61) Professor Yunus blasts Telenor ethics in Bangladesh[DS]

62) Grameen-Obopay to offer mobile banking service Mombai, Bangladesh[DS]
63) Yunus raises fund for Bangladeshi destitute children in Newyork[DS]
64) Yunus to Gordon Brown for Global Initiative to lessen food prices[DS]
65) Yunus discussed possibilities of microcredit expansion to Russia with Deputy Premier of Russia [DS]
66) Yunus for private sector initiative to ensure health services[DS]

67) Yunus present goal to provide health care to all Bangladeshis[DS]
68) Yunus inuguated GC Grammen Hospital at Bogra [DS]

Personal posts on Dr. Yunus:

1) Dr. Yunus in the ‘Council of Elders’[…]
2) Dr. Yunus wins again[…]
3) Bangladesh should have gone for deep sea port[…]
4) A visit to Grameen Danone: the model of social business[…]
5) OMS,Rationing and few words from the pages of Dr. Yunus […]
6) Grameen ventures into America-Grameen America[…]
7) ‘Bangladesh would be able to see its dream comes true’ -Nobel Committee Chairman Professor Mijos[…]
(8) Social Business to create a world without poverty
(9) Obama confers Presidential Medal of Freedom on Dr. Muhammad Yunus
(10)South Asia Union : Yunus’ new vision
(11)Dr. Yunus : Controversies and Comments
(12)Is Bangladesh a failing state?
(13)Dr.Yunus : Does he represent 3rd force in Bangladesh?
(14)Dr. Yunus’ removal: exploring the reasons
(15) A proposal for Nobel peace prize for Sk. Hasina
(16) Possible impact of removal of Yunus from Grameen Bank
(17)Dr. Muhammad Yunus: Bangladesh’ new anti hero
(18) Is USA doing excess on Yunus issue?
(19) Yunus and After: Grameen Bank will be a political liability for the Government
(20) Options left for Dr. Yunus
(21)A Social Business Day
(22) A Conversation with Dr. Yunus on Social Business Day
(23)Padma bridge, Dr. Yunus and other controversies

Personal blog on Dr. Yunus

studyunus.net– a discussion into the studies of “creating a world without poverty’

Yunus on Facebook
()Unite for Yunus- Open Group
() Support Yunus:Nobel Peace Prize winner under attack
() Yunus Centre