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WORLD STATESMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD

The WORLD STATESMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD  is the most influential and prestigious prize dedicated to reward international activity on world stage and to point out peerless leaders with indomitable spirit and steadfastness that by life long accomplishments rose to the ranks of world statesmanship recognition.  

The WORLD STATESMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD is awarded by Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation of Romania since 2000.

 

 

Ambassadors of Indonesia, Macedonia, Syria and Qatar at the WORLD STATESMAN OF THE YEAR 2008 official results announcement  

Background

In 2000 at the threshold of a new millennium a collective of international academics , political personalities from Romania and other countries decided that the new century requires a special prize dedicated to influence and support political key figures ( presidents and prime ministers etc.) to direct their countries and peoples on the road to direct democracy, social economy and a fair society. On this occasion was decided the title and the methodology of the WORLD  STATESMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD.

According to 2000 decision of Academic Board of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation the Prize should be awarded under considerations as :   This title will be  seldom awarded and only after a very carefully examination, as the receivers will be leaders of the century, there work all thou concentrated in a year will have to reflect decades of actions and achievements with positive influence over peoples and countries.

Extremely important it was decided in order to avoid controversy (such the highly controversial Nobel Prize for Peace being awarded to Henry Kissinger or to Barrack Obama in 2009 or to a Chinese dissident in 2010 etc.)   that if in a year no suitable candidature will be presented the title should not be awarded for the year in question 

Among the reasons for awarding this title the Academic Board should have under consideration : the promotion of a free and open society in the recipient country and his/here support for an open society in the world, the creation of an economic social balanced climate destined to offer to everybody a chance in social participation and inclusion , the attention played to human rights such as dignity of life, right to education, to home , to medical assistance , political participation . Also the awarding committee should weight the receiver commitment to direct democracy and social and economic development issues and also the international status of the receiver as a supporter of peace, multilateralism and equilibrium in international relations arena and a lofty personality.

 

Nomination criteria and selection

 

  WORLD STATESMAN OF THE YEAR 2010 Awarding Ceremony in Ashgabat. Receiver H.E. President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov of Turkmenistan

 

Every year the Academic Board of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation specifically invites qualified academics, experts in international relations , Romanian and world politics personalities, former recipient of the award  to submit nominations for WORLD STATESMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD.

 

These nominators are selected each year by decision of Academic Board of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation from   :

-         Members of Romanian Parliament and National Government

-         Other members of national parliaments and national governments

-         Former recipients of the award

-         Present members  of Academic Board of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation are ex officio participating

-         Former members of Academic Board of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation are participating by invitation only

-         University professors from fields of history , international relations, law, theology and political science

-         Important international personalities

 

Nominations are usually submitted until 1 of June of the year in question but the update and new name are accepted until the completion is closed. The statues of  WORLD STATESMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD guarantee the secrecy of nominations, procedure, considerations and investigation for a period of 60 years after the prize have being awarded.

All thou the prize is called WORLD STATESMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD it could be awarded to feminine members as PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR so it is not gender exclusive, also on special condition could also be awarded to organizations or institutions as ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR – name in subtitle and the name of the official leader of the institution inscribed as WORLD STATESMAN OF THE YEAR.

The nominations are not representing anything else than the opinion of the nominators and are not involving the Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation in any way. Only the final public decision is endorsed by the Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation.

Selection

Nominations are evaluated and consider on a year round basis by the Academic Committee until a short list of candidates is created and circulated. In the final stage each of the prior recipients of the award are requested to offer their opinion on the short listed candidates in 20 days. The decision is ideal if is a unanimous one but this is not always achievable so the largest consensus will be the base for final decision.  There is not final date to announce the winner and no pressure on the committee in order to insure that they just and correct decision was taken.

 

Awarding the WORLD STATESMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD.

The Director of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation , currently professor dr.Anton Caragea , present`s the WORLD STATESMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD in the presence of a delegation of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation in the capital of the country`s receivers in a public ceremony.

The WORLD STATESMAN OF THE YEAR laureate receives a diploma of honor, a scroll certifying the authenticity of the title and a special crystal trophy.

 

International personality’s opinions

During the years many international personalities expressed their high regards and esteemed in connection with WORLD STATESMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD here are some of the reactions:

 Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey 

 


Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey Ahmet Davutoglu, had arrived in Ashgabat to participate in the celebration of the 15th anniversary of neutrality of Turkmenistan.
Minister Ahmet Davutoglu congratulated the Turkmen leader on receiving the diploma of the title of honor of “The World Statesman of the Year” of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation of Romania and Professor Anton Caragea presence and the great success of the international forum dedicated to the national holiday. In this regard, the distinguished guest said that Turkey was proud to be one of the first states in 1995 to support the adoption of the United Nations Resolution on the Permanent Neutrality of Turkmenistan, the constructive foreign policy strategy of which due to President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov’s prudence stood today as a critical factor for peace and stability in the region. 

Chairman of the CIS Executive Committee 

Chairman of the Executive Committee, Executive Secretary of the Commonwealth of Independent States Sergei Lebedev,  had arrived in Ashgabat to attend the International Conference on Permanent Neutrality of Turkmenistan: Cooperation for Peace, Security and Progress and the celebrations in honour of the 15th anniversary of neutrality of Turkmenistan, at the Ruhiyet Palace

Expressing gratitude for the heartfelt welcome extended in the Turkmen land, the guest congratulated the President on receiving the diploma of the title of honour of “The World Statesman of the Year” of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation of Romania and Professor Anton Caragea presence and emphasized that he was glad to visit again Turkmenistan, which due to the Turkmen leader’s innovative, prudent policy had gained the reputation of being a dynamically developing country with the great future in the world arena. Another evidence for this was the high-level forum organized in Ashgabat, which had provided an open platform for an exchange of views on new approaches and forms of interstate cooperation, including issues of stability and security in Central Asia and all over the world. 

 

ECO Secretary General

 

 

Mohammad Yahya Maroofi, Secretary General of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO), who had arrived in Ashgabat to attend the International Conference on Permanent Neutrality of Turkmenistan: Cooperation for Peace, Security and Progress, at the Ruhiyet Palace. 

Expressing gratitude for the opportunity of a personal meeting, the distinguished guest heartily congratulated the leader of the Turkmen state and the Turkmen people the 15th anniversary of neutrality of Turkmenistan. Mr Mohammed Yahya Maroufi emphasized that Turkmenistan’s open door policy and the Turkmen leader’s constructive initiatives on wide international cooperation had earned Turkmenistan the high international prestige. Another evidence for that was the presence of Professor Anton Caragea  awarding the title of honor of “the World Statesman of the Year” of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation of Romania to President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov  and the presence of  the Executive Committee of the Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation of Romania, said the ECO Secretary General. 

 

 

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan 

Vladimir Norov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan,  had arrived in the Turkmen capital to participate in the International Conference on Permanent Neutrality of Turkmenistan: Cooperation for Peace, Security and Progress, at the Ruhiyet Palace

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan congratulated President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov on receiving the title of honor of “The World Statesman of the Year” awarded by the Executive Committee of the Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation of  Romania and Professor Dr. Anton Caragea presence at the meeting noting that this award vividly testified to worldwide recognition of the outstanding achievements of the Turkmen leader, the author of the foreign policy neutral Turkmenistan and the strategy for fundamental progressive reforms, which had won the country had the high international prestige by the community. 

 

 

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan Republic

 

 

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan Elmar Mamedyarov, who had arrived in Ashgabat to participate in the International Conference on Permanent Neutrality of Turkmenistan: Cooperation for Peace, Security and Progress. The meeting took place in the Ruhiyet Palace, which had become the venue for the conference. 

The Azerbaijani Foreign Minister congratulated the Turkmen leader on receiving the prestigious title of “The World Statesman of the Year” , of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation of Romania and Professor Anton Caragea presence. He said that  Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation of Romania, is one of the major research centers in Europe. 

 

 

UAE Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development 

Abdul Rahman Mohammed Al Owais, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development of the United Arab Emirates, who arrived in Ashgabat to attend the International Conference on Permanent Neutrality of Turkmenistan: Cooperation for Peace, Security and Progress, in his residence at the Oguzkent Hotel. 


Emphasizing that the United Arab Emirates took great interest in large-scale progressive reforms launched in Turkmenistan on the initiative of the national leader and were sincerely proud in the achievements gained by Turkmen brothers, the guest congratulated President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov on receiving the title of honour of “The World Statesman of the Year” by the Executive Committee of the Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation of Romania and on the presence of professor Anton Caragea on the event . 

 

Shanghai Cooperation Organization Secretary General 

President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov received Muratbek Imanaliev, Secretary General of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), who had arrived in Ashgabat to participate in the International Conference on Permanent Neutrality of Turkmenistan: Cooperation for Peace, Security and Progress and the celebrations to mark the 15th anniversary of neutrality of Turkmenistan, at the Ruhiyet Palace

Greeting the leader of the Turkmen state, the distinguished guest congratulated Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov on the organisation of the high-level international forum in Ashgabat dedicated to the landmark date in the history of independent Turkmenistan as well as awarding the diploma of the title of honour of “The World Statesman of the Year” to the Turkmen leader. The SCO Secretary-General noted that by pursuing the active, consistent peacekeeping policy, Turkmenistan demonstrated a responsible approach to international cooperation as illustrated by the Turkmen leader’s statement at the conference opening ceremony. 

 

Organization of Islamic Conference 

President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov received Secretary General of the Organization of the Islamic Conference Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu at the Ruhiyet Palace, where the ceremony of opening the International Conference on Permanent Neutrality of Turkmenistan: Cooperation for Peace, Security and Progress had taken place. 

The head of the largest international organization congratulated President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov on the success of the statement at the International Conference, the high level of which was another bright evidence for the growing prestige and role of Turkmenistan in the world arena and the 15th anniversary of neutrality of Turkmenistan celebrated widely in the country. taking an opportunity, Mr. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu congratulated the leader of the Turkmen state on receiving the title of honor of “The World Statesman of the Year” warded by the Executive Committee of the Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation  of Romania and emphasized that this event was a sign of wide recognition of an invaluable contribution made by President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov to strengthening peace, security and sustainable development.