But there are human beings and institutions that are working towards a positive and more equal globalization. A globalization, which is helping the people and not just making the multinationals more rich!
Therefore we want to award such “one world”-pioneers with the OWA. Pioneers who are in accord with the three pillars of sustainability: ecology, economy and social responsibility. We want to encourage more and more people in the world to fight in a peaceful way for a positive and sustainable globalization.
Together with our friends of IFOAM, the jury members from different continents and our jury chairman Bernward Geier we have built a solid fundament for the OWA.
Today we are here to award – unfortunately post mortem – Wangarij Maathai with the OWA personality award. My respectful thanks go to Wanjira Maathai, her daughter, to make this ceremony possible.
Last but not least I like to remind that the nomination for the third OWA in 2012 is still open. If you want to propose a candidate you can find more about the OWA in the brochures on the OWA desk outside this conference room or on the www.one-world-award.de.
Thank you for your attention!
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