ACP Press Release – 15 June 2011: The Secretary-General of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group, Dr. Mohamed Ibn Chambas, is a recipient of the 2011 Crans Montana Foundation Prize. Dr Chambas will receive the prestigious Award next week, June 22, during the Crans Montana Forum in Brussels, Belgium.

As he prepares to receive the award, Secretary-General Chambas said that: “Judging by the great personalities who have preceded me in receiving the award, I am humbled and deeply thankful at the same time.” Established in 1989, the Prix de la Fondation recognises people who are committed to social responsibility, contribute to global growth and development. Previous winners include U.S. President Barack Obama and many other global leaders.

The Crans Motana Foundation Prize will be the second Award that Secretary-General Dr Chambas will receive since assuming the leadership of the 79-member strong ACP Group of countries following the German Africa Prize (Deutscher Afrika-Preis 2010) which he received last year in Berlin, Germany.

The Crans Montana Forum is a Swiss International Organization created in Crans Montana (Switzerland) in 1986 with the support and the involvement of Swiss Authorities whose importance and prestige are well-established. It is formally recognised notably for its commitment to contribute to the construction of a more Humane World through global dialogue. It works for the promotion of international cooperation and contributes to global growth which ensures prosperity, justice, equity and security for all. For further details contact: Robert Iroga, ACP Press Attaché, Tel: 32 2743 0617, Mobile: 32 49884 2361