Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was recognised at the “We the Peoples,” 2019 UN Foundation’s Global Leadership Dinner, held in New York on November 20. The event is held annually to commemorate the UN Charter and the work of UN agencies.
The honourees are advocates, business leaders, UN humanitarian workers, and individuals who strive for a more equitable and sustainable world.
Chimamanda was recognised for her work using literature and storytelling to connect with people across generations and cultures on issues of gender and racial equality and being a leader on the frontlines of global progress.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is the youngest African to receive the UN Foundation Global Leadership Award.
Source: Vanguard, Bella Naija.