Justina Mutale, Founder & CEO of POSITIVE RUNWAY: The Global Catwalk to Stop the Spread (of HIV/AIDS), has been honoured as UK Humanitarian Ambassador at the 2nd Annual Global Officials of Dignity (G.O.D) Awards.
Ms Mutale, who is also African Woman of the Year 2012, was recognised at an event hosted by WE CARE for HUMANITY at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, on 20th June 2014.
The G.O.D. Awards recognises and highlights the humanitarian work of some of the members of the world’s ancient royal dynasties and honours individuals from across the globe that have demonstrated outstanding civic and charitable stewardship and have significantly improved the quality of life in local and global communities through their expertise, talents and skills.
The Eradication of Poverty; World Peace; Green Environment; Human Rights; Empowerment; Education; and Health & Wellness were the seven main causes featured in the 2nd Annual G.O.D. Awards, which was attended by a myriad of dignitaries, diplomats, celebrities and royalty from across the globe.
The event was graced by some of the biggest names involved in humanitarian activities, who travelled from across the world to the United Nations Headquarters in New York to be part of this prestigious and historical global event to set a unified global Humanitarian Agenda.
“It is a great honour and privilege for my work to be recognised on a world class global platform and for me to be honoured among such a distinguished group of dignitaries, diplomats, celebrities and royalty from across the globe,” Ms Mutale said.
The Noble Woman of The Year Award was presented to Her Imperial Majesty, Empress Queen Shebah Kasambu ‘Ra III, Trinidad-born world leader of the African Kingdoms Federation and Federation of the South World Kingdoms.
The Noble Man of The Year Award was presented to His Imperial Royal Highness, Prince Gharios of Ghassan, the Sovereign Prince of the ancient Christian Arab Dynasty of the Ghassanids.
The Kings & Queens of the 20th Century Historical Achievement Award went to His Royal Majesty King Khoebaha II of the Nubian Khoi San Nation of South Africa.
Ms Mutale was honoured as UK Humanitarian Ambassador, while Zambia’s former representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Isaiah Z. Chabala was honoured as “Zambia Humanitarian Ambassador”.
Ambassador Ben Lai, President of the China-US Business Association was honoured as Chinese Humanitarian Ambassador.
His Royal Highness, Prince Farid Benaddou Idrissi of the Royal House of Baloi and the ancient Royal Dynasty of Idrissi of Morocco was an Award presenter.
In her speech, Mr Mutale explained how she has fashioned the POSTIVE RUNWAY: The Global Catwalk fund to Stop the Spread of HIV/AIDS, while creating health consciousness. She also highlighted the benefits of the wealth that is freed up when women are an equal part of the dialogue and decision-making process of the global agenda.
The Mayor of Lagos, Nigeria, Comrade Ayodele Adewale, spoke about the kidnapped Chibok girls and revealed that 50 of the kidnapped girls had escaped and how the safe release of those remaining was being carefully negotiated.