Celebrated Nigerian author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is set to receive an award for “her work using literature and story-telling to connect with people across generations and cultures.”
She will be honored with the United Nations Foundation Global Leadership Award at the Foundation’s annual Global Leadership Dinner on November 20th, 2019, in New York, United States of America.
The UN Foundation Global Leadership Dinner honors individuals and organisations who have shown ‘extraordinary leadership’.
The dinner is themed ‘We the Peoples’, to recall and honor the vision of the founders of the UN, which is to save future generations from the scourge of war, reaffirm faith in human rights and equal rights, ensure justice and international law, and promote social progress and freedom.
Former honorees of the award include; Her Majesty Queen Rania Al-Abdullah, His Highness the Aga Khan, US Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, UN Secretaries-General Kofi Annan and Ban Ki-moon, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg, Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie, Malala Yousafzai and many other global luminaries from activists and journalists to private and civil society leaders.