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16 June 2004 11:30

Rubens Ricupero receives "Lifetime Achievement Award - 2004" from World Summit of Young Entrepreneurs
Rubens Ricupero, Secretary-General of UNCTAD receives an award from Sujit Chowdhury, given by World Summit of Young Entrepreneur, in the Plenary Hall.
Rubens Ricupero, Secretary-General of UNCTAD
receives an award from Sujit Chowdhury,
given by World Summit of Young Entrepreneur
The World Summit of Young Entrepreneurs of the World Trade University presented its Lifetime Achievement Award to UNCTAD S-G Rubens Ricupero for "his extraordinary achievement in bringing people and institutions together to enhance shared prosperity".

Presenting the award on behalf of the Summit and the university, Sujit Chowdhury, President of the World Trade University, said, "Mr. Ricupero has taught the global young entrepreneurs' community that no one has a monopoly on wisdom." He added that if development was a moving target, then "the entrepreneurs are the movers". The World Summit of Young Entrepreneurs with the United Nations, established in Canada in 1993, has always formed an integral part of major United Nations global conferences.

The Summit has been held eight times in six countries on four continents. Over the last 11 years, the Summit has brought together more than 4,800 emerging young entrepreneurs (between ages 21 and 42) from 185 countries and has facilitated more than 1,000 "international joint ventures" involving resources ranging from $20,000 to $35,000,000.

The World Trade University is a United Nations global partnership mechanism that was launched at the Third United Nations Conference on Least Developed Countries hosted by the European Union in Brussels in May 2001. The university engages the European Union; United Nations agencies, including the Executive Office of the UN Secretary-General, UNCTAD and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); the World Trade Organization; the Commonwealth Secretariat; and departments of the Government of Canada. The World Trade University is an interlocking organization comprising academic programmes, global platforms and related services. These elements operate together to assist the university in achieving its mission: "to enhance the capacity of the present and to develop the potential of future trade leaders to better manage the challenges of the multilateral trading system so that prosperity is shared".




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