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IAEA Chief Receives Honorary Awards in USA

Mohamed ElBaradei

Mohamed ElBaradei. (Photo: D. Calma/IAEA)

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IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei received the Golden Plate Award from the Academy of Achievement during its annual summit in Los Angeles, California from 1-3 June 2006.

The award is presented each year to twenty-five "men and women of exceptional accomplishment" at the International Achievement Summit. The Summit provides thousands of outstanding scholars the chance to interact one-on-one with Nobel Prize-winners in the arts and sciences, world-renowned public servants, journalists, scientists, humanitarians, world champion athletes, legendary figures of stage and screen, and countless others who represent the pinnacle of achievement in their respective fields.

Past recipients of the Golden Plate Award include Henry Kissinger, Norman Mailer, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, and Julie Andrews.

Among others this year, Dr. ElBaradei also recently received the 2006 James Parks Morton Interfaith Award from the Interfaith Center of New York. The award cites the Director General´s "extraordinary work" at the IAEA, as a diplomat, academic, and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and the lasting impact of the IAEA and his leadership on global efforts for safety, security, and human development.

A past recipient of the James Parks Morton Interfaith award is former US President Bill Clinton.

For more information of the awards, see Story Resources.