The Appeal of Conscience Foundation will honor Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi with the 2022 World Statesman Award at the 57th Annual Appeal of Conscience Awards
NEW YORK, September 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Call of Conscience Foundationan interfaith organization dedicated to religious freedom and human rights and its president and founder Rabbi Arthur Schneierwill present the World Statesman Award 2022 to the Prime Minister of Italy, Mario Draghi at the 57th edition of the Appel de Conscience Awards at the Hôtel Pierre in New YorkMonday evening September 19, 2022.
“The Prime Minister is honored for his long-standing, multi-faceted leadership in finance and the public service which has benefited Italy and the European Union and contributed to international cooperation,” said Rabbi Arthur Schneier, President and Founder of the Appeal of Conscience Foundation. “Prime Minister Draghi is a unifying and visionary leader with the financial, political and economic expertise to tackle the complex economic, humanitarian and geopolitical issues facing the world today.”
Mr. Draghi has been Prime Minister since February 2021 will be in New York address the United Nations General Assembly. In July 2022, Mr Draghi announced that he would step down as Prime Minister.
Mario Draghi provided Italy with stability, he increased the international influence of the country and constituted a quasi- $190 billion plan for using the EU’s post-pandemic recovery fund. He has been an influential and highly respected voice within the EU, pushing for ambitious common European solutions to the energy crisis and for a united response to the impact of Russia invasion of Ukraine.
Draghi’s impact on the economy of Europe:
Prior to serving as Prime Minister, Mr. Draghi served as President of the European Central Bank from 2011 to 2019. He was also Chairman of the Financial Stability Board from 2009 to 2011 and Governor of the Bank of Italy from 2006 to 2011.
After a long career as an academic economist at ItalyPrime Minister Draghi worked for the World Bank in washington d.c.throughout the 1980s, and in 1991 returned to Rome become Director General of the Italian Treasury. He left that post after a decade to join Goldman Sachs, where he remained until his appointment as Governor of the Bank of Italy in 2006. His tenure as governor coincided with the Great Recession of 2008, and in the midst of that, he was chosen to become the first chair of the Financial Stability Board.
Past recipients of the World Statesman Award include: Fernando Henrique CardosoMikhail Gorbachev, Lee Myung-bak, Chancellor Angela Merkeldr. Henry Kissingerand Mrs. Christine Lagarde. prime ministers Shinzo Abe, David Cameron, Stephen Harper, John Howarddr. Manmohan Singh, Margaret Thatcher and Lee Hsien Loong.
About the Call of Conscience Foundation:
Appel de Conscience Foundation, under the leadership of the rabbi Arthur Schneier, has worked worldwide on behalf of religious freedom, human rights, peace and tolerance since 1965. Upholding the principle of “live and let live” is the ongoing goal of the Appel de Awareness. An interfaith coalition of business, religious and foreign policy leaders, this international organization promotes mutual understanding, peace and interfaith cooperation and provides a voice of conscience to protect minorities. The Appel de Conscience Foundation believes that freedom, democracy and human rights are fundamental values that give the nations of the world their best hope for peace, security and shared prosperity. www.appealofconscience.org
SOURCE The Call of Conscience Foundation