The 2019 Global Citizen Award — Call for Nominations

Call for nominations is now closed.

Support our search for a remarkable and inspirational individual who demonstrates extraordinary vision, courage, innovation, and commitment in contributing to the advancement of a pressing global issue.

What are the global issues?

Global issues are defined by the UN as issues that transcend national boundaries and cannot be resolved by any one country acting alone. These issues are the global challenges that humanity faces today and require all segments of society to work together to alleviate.

The complete list of global issues can be viewed here.

Who can be nominated for the Global Citizen Award?

The Global Citizen Award is open to:

  • Individuals — rather than organizations or institutions — who have consistently worked to contribute to a global issue
  • Individuals involved in field work who are not politicians or celebrities
  • Individuals conducting academic work that demonstrates a concrete, positive impact on the lives of vulnerable social groups
  • Individuals applying innovative methodologies or devising new products and services that significantly contribute to the resolution of a global issue

Who can propose a nominee?

Anyone who is not related by family or in a superior or subordinate work relationship with the nominee.

How do I propose a nominee?

The call for nominations for 2019 is now closed.

Selection process and timetable

Shortlisted candidates will be presented to the Global Citizen Award Committee by 15 July 2019. Only the nominators of shortlisted candidates will be notified of the successful shortlisting process and the final selection result.

The 2019 Global Citizen Award ceremony

The 2019 laureate will be honored at the Global Citizen Award gala event on 13 November in London as part of the annual Henley & Partners Global Citizenship Conference. Henley & Partners will cover the awardee’s travel and accommodation expenses. Participation in the event is considered a condition for the receipt of the award.

2019 Call for Nominations Press Release

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