The World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates is one of the most important global events created to promote the significance of freedom and peace. Mayor Kasim Reed accompanied Professor Muhammad Yunus, 2006 Nobel Peace Prize Winner, in announcing that Atlanta will host the World Summit in 2015. Prevalent public figures such as former President Jimmy Carter, Ted Turner, and Ambassador Andrew Young gave words of excitement and anticipation for the coming event.
The Summit will cover three days of debates and discussions about the challenges of global civilization and actions supporting democracy and world peace. With Professor Yunus’ recommendation, the Nobel Peace Laureate committee unanimously voted that Atlanta will house previous Nobel Peace Laureates in 2015. They believe that Atlanta’s tremendous civil rights history makes it the perfect home for next year’s summit.