Rewatch the event

On September 19, 2022 in New York City, the Atlantic Council presented the Global Citizen Awards.

The dinner salutes leaders—from heads of state and business leaders to award-winning artists, actors, and actresses—who have demonstrated outstanding and unique contributions to the transatlantic relationship and the health of our global community. Each year, on the sidelines of United Nations General Assembly week in New York, the event brings together a high-level international audience including current and former world leaders.

Below, check out the highlights from our celebration of global citizens making a difference.

2022 Honorees

H.E. Sauli Niinistö

President of the Republic of Finland

INTRODUCED BY: H.E. Anniken Huitfeldt

ACCEPTED BY: H.E. Pekka Haavisto

H.E. Joko Widodo

President of the Republic of Indonesia

INTRODUCED BY: Klaus Schwab

ACCEPTED BY: H.E. Retno Marsudi

H.E. Magdalena Andersson

Prime Minister of Sweden

INTRODUCED BY: H.E. Anniken Huitfeldt

ACCEPTED BY: H.E. Ann Linde

Sundar Pichai

CEO, Google and Alphabet

INTRODUCED BY: Klaus Schwab

Forest Whitaker

Academy Award-winning actor, founder and CEO of the Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative, and UNESCO Special Envoy for Peace and Reconciliation

INTRODUCED BY: Hans Vestberg

In memory

Special tribute

H.E. Shinzō Abe

Former Prime Minister of Japan

Special tribute

Queen Elizabeth II

https://twitter.com/AtlanticCouncil/status/1572030729827090434?s=20&t=M5XUhA4D2xe7kPqs0tWzOQ

Coverage

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Transcript

Transcript

Sep 19, 2022

Full transcript: The Atlantic Council’s 2022 Global Citizen Awards

By Atlantic Council

Since February, the transatlantic community has rallied behind Ukraine—and strengthened the alliance. Our Global Citizen Awards honor the leaders behind it all.

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Global Citizen Awards

Recognizing global leaders who have made exceptional and distinctive contributions to the strengthening of the transatlantic relationship.