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About the Awards

The Atlantic Council’s Global Citizen Awards dinner, held annually during the United Nations General Assembly week in New York, recognizes global leaders who have made exceptional and distinctive contributions to the strengthening of the transatlantic relationship. Each year, the event brings together a high-level international audience of current and former heads of state, United Nations Ambassadors, members of the US administration, global business leaders, and world-renowned artists.

Global citizens

2022 Honorees

The Atlantic Council honors those individuals who best exemplify “global citizenship” through their unique contributions toward improving the state of the world.

H.E. Sauli Niinistö

President of the Republic of Finland

H.E. Joko Widodo

President of the Republic of Indonesia

H.E. Magdalena Andersson

Prime Minister of Sweden

Sundar Pichai

CEO, Google and Alphabet

Forest Whitaker

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

Special tribute to

H.E. Shinzō Abe

Former Prime Minister of Japan

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Sponsoring the Awards dinner

Sponsors of the Global Citizen Awards are supporting the Atlantic Council’s core work and mission of  “shaping the global future together” with friends and allies through our fourteen programs and centers, whose projects span the globe. 

Sponsors are also able to access benefits such as invitations to a reception with the honorees, recognition with their company logo in all printed and online dinner materials, and at the event, a two-page advertisement and/or congratulatory note to the honorees in the printed dinner program, and an acknowledgment from the podium during the dinner.

Principal & Co-Chair

Lippo Group

Diamond & Co-Chair

Robert J. Abernethy
Air Products
African Rainbow Minerals
First Eastern Holdings
Laurel Strategies
Lockheed Martin
Majid Al Futtaim
Penguin Random House
Richard Attias and Associates
S&P Global
Blackstone Charitable Foundation
Chopivsky Family Foundation
Hunt Consolidated
One American Bank
SK Group


Opto Investments


  • Mastercard


  • Laura M. Heery AIA
    Frederick Kempe & Pamela Meyer
    The Hon. Dov Zakheim & Deborah Zakheim

Read a recap of the 2019 Awards

Global Citizen Awards

Sep 23, 2019

Atlantic Council celebrates ten years of global citizens making a difference

By David A. Wemer and Jasper Gilardi

An evening dedicated to celebrating the individuals who have helped drive positive change in their societies and embody the commitment to international cooperation that underpins the Atlantic Council’s mission.

Climate Change & Climate Action Resilience

2019 Honorees

His Excellency President Sebastian Piñera Echenique – President of the Republic of Chile
Brian Grazer – Storyteller, Movie and Television Producer, Founder, and Philanthropist
His Excellency Mark Rutte – Prime Minister of the Netherlands
will.i.am – Founder, Black Eyed Peas, Founder & CEO, I.AM+, and Founder and President, i.am.angel Foundation
Anna Deavere Smith – Actress, Playwright, Teacher, and Author, Atlantic Council’s first Artist in Residence

Contact information
To secure your sponsorship or to learn about special branding opportunities, please contact [email protected].

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