Zeinab Badawi (PPE, 1978) receives the Sir Brian Urquhart Award for Distinguished Service to the UN

27th October 2020

Our alumna, Zeinab Badawi (PPE, 1978), received the Sir Brian Urquhart Award for Distinguished Service to the UN. She accepted the award at the first-ever virtual UN Day on 24 October 2020. 

"A journalist and economist, Zeinab is renowned for her work with BBC World News and her nine-part series History of Africa in collaboration with UNESCO. As a long-standing advocate for a more open, inclusive and effective UN, she has done much to bring the UN to a wider audience through her interviews and broadcasts. Her wider work includes promoting women’s education, inclusion and diversity, and the crucial role of the Global South in shaping international institutions and the international community." 

Many congratulations to Zeinab on this well-deserved award. Find out more about UN Day 2020