We thank the following and those unknown persons, groups, agencies, organizations and governments for their loving and selfless actions that bring meaningful comfort and assistance to others.
May your lives be graced by the Divine with evermore joy and fulfilling reward.
His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan Bin-Mohamed Al-Qasimi, Sharjah
His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan Bin-Mohamed Al-Qasimi, Ruler of Sharjah, is honored with the Sheikh Zayed Book Award as the 2010 Cultural Personality of the Year for his works in progressing Arabic culture and peace.
President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Brazil
Brazil’s President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is recognized by the World Economic Forum for his model leadership and global statesmanship.
Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama, Japan
Japan's Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama receives the 2010 Sustainable Development Leadership Award from The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) of India for his emission-reducing initiatives.
Animal protection champions, China
China’s animal protection champions are honored at the country’s 2nd Border Wildlife Conservation Award ceremony.
Axel Ullrich, Sir David Baulcombe, John F. Clauser, Alain Aspect, Anton Zeilinger, Shing-Tung Yau, and Dennis Sullivan
Israel’s eminent Wolf Prize is awarded to seven American and European scientists for their work in various scientific areas
Winners of the 52nd Grammy Awards
Musicians honored at the 52nd Grammy Awards include Beyoncé; Taylor Swift; vegan Jason Mraz; Lady Gaga; Black Eyed Peas; Kings of Leon and many more.
Nine United Arab Emirates citizens
Nine United Arab Emirates’ citizens have been recognized with the highest civilian honor, the Abu Dhabi Award, for their many contributions to society and people’s quality of life.
Nikki Hercher, Scotland
Scottish firefighter Nikki Hercher receives the Chief Fire Officer's Commendation and nomination for a Brave-at-Heart award for her off-duty rescue of a neighbor.
American mixed martial arts professional and title holder Mac Danzig, also a strict vegan and animal advocate, wins the lightweight division championship of the UFC 109 martial arts event.
Hans Magnus Enzensberger
German essayist and poet Hans Magnus Enzensberger is honored with the Sonnig Prize, Denmark's most prestigious literary award.
Johnny Collinson, USA
Seventeen-year-old Johnny Collinson of Utah successfully climbs the world’s seven highest peaks.
SPECIAL APPLAUSE of the MONTH
Supreme Leader Kim Jong-Il, North Korea
North Korea’s Supreme Leader Kim Jong-Il pledges to resume denuclearization discussions.
Poland and Belarus
Poland and Belarus grant visa-free travel to residents living in the two countries’ shared border zone.
Singapore and Costa Rica
Singapore and Costa Rica establish a comprehensive free trade agreement.
Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh
Yemen’s President Ali Abdullah Saleh announces a ceasefire with the Shiite Houthis as the group’s leader also agrees to peace conditions.