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Please find below a summary of the press achieved pre and post the Doha 21st Century Leaders Awards and all the scanned press articles.

Press Releases from the 2009 Awards


Whatever it Takes Opening with Sir Ben Kingsley

October 29th, 2009

Oscar winning actor Sir Ben Kingsley will be cutting the ribbon to officially mark the grand opening of the Whatever It Takes Experience at 5pm on the 30 October at the Grand Hyatt Doha.



Celebrity Dinner with Slumdog Millionaire Stars

October 28th, 2009

A unique dinner with the stars of the smash-hit film Slumdog Millionaire will be one of the prizes auctioned at the Doha 21st Century Leaders Awards on Friday 30 October. The multi-award winning director and producer team of Danny Boyle and Christian Colson will be in Doha this week to be honoured in the Doha 21st Century Leaders Awards to be held at the Grand Hyatt Doha for their humanitarian work.



Monica Yunus Honoured for Humanitarian Achievements

October 28th, 2009

The talented New York Metropolitan Opera soprano Monica Yunus is to be honoured with a Doha 21st Century Leader Award, to be presented during a special gala dinner at the Grand Hyatt Doha in Qatar on 30 October. The daughter of Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus, Monica is one of the founders and co-director of the non-profit organisation Sing for Hope. The organisation mobilizes more than 600 professional artists – from classical musicians to photographers to Broadway performers – in volunteer service programs that benefit communities in need.



Qatari Women Honoured for Outstanding Humanitarian Work

October 27th, 2009

21st Century Leaders Foundation will honour three extraordinary women at their inaugural awards ceremony taking place on 30th October 2009 at Grand Hyatt Doha. Qataris Eman Ahmed Al Obaidli and Sara Mohammed Al-Shamlan, and Palestinian Helen Shehadeh will be the first recipients of the Unsung Hero Award at the Doha 21st Century Awards ceremony.



Exclusive Art available at 21st Century Leaders Event

October 26th, 2009

An exclusive collection of artwork will be exhibited and some available for purchase as part of the 21st Century Leaders Art Exhibition at the Grand Hyatt Doha this weekend. The exhibition will include artwork that is being shown for the first time and private work by international, regional and Qatari stars of the art world, plus art created exclusively for Doha 21st Century Leaders.



Unique Artwork Featuring David Beckham

October 26th, 2009

A unique painting featuring the footprint and signature of world-famous footballer David Beckham will be auctioned at the Doha 21st Century Leaders Awards at the Grand Hyatt Doha this Friday, 30 October. As part of the ceremony and gala dinner a number of unique items will be auctioned including once-in-a-lifetime, money-can’t-usually-buy experiences and this David Beckham-inspired artwork, which is currently valued at USD$1.4 million.



Announcement

October 26th, 2009

Film stars Josh Hartnett and Sir Ben Kingsley and film makers Danny Boyle and Christian Colson will be the first recipients of a Doha 21st Century Leader Awards to be presented in a special gala dinner at the Grand Hyatt Doha in Qatar on 30 October. The 21st Century Leaders Foundation, in partnership with the Friends of the Environment Center and Qatar Charity, will host the awards and a series of events that will help to raise awareness of humanitarian and environmental causes.





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