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Ambassador Andrew Young 

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Ambassador Young founded the Andrew J. Young Foundation, Inc. to advance his vision of equality, justice and peace. The foundation supports and promotes education, health, leadership and human rights in the United States, Africa and the Caribbean.
Ambassador Young co-founded GoodWorks International to facilitate economic development in the Caribbean and in Africa. Ambassador Young has held a wide variety of leadership positions over the past several decades. Beginning his career as an ordained minister and top aide to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the civil rights movement, he went on to be elected to three terms as a United State Congressman before being appointed as the United States’ Ambassador to the United Nations. Subsequently, he served two terms as the Mayor of Atlanta and assumed a leadership position as Co-Chairman of the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games. 
Ambassador Young has received honorary degrees from more than 80 universities and colleges in the U.S. and abroad. His many awards include the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the NAACP’s Springarn Medal and France’s Legion d’honneur, the nation’s greatest honor. President William J. Clinton appointed him the founding chair of the Southern African Enterprise Development Fund. He serves on the boards of the Martin Luther King Center for Non-Violent Social Change, Barrick Gold, the United Nations Foundation and the Atlanta Falcons, Morehouse College and the Andrew Young School for Policy Studies at Georgia State University.
Ambassador Young’s critical contributions to American life and history were celebrated in 2011 with a Lifetime Emmy Award and the placement of his portrait on permanent exhibit of the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. 
He is the author of three books A Way Out of No Way, An Easy Burden: Civil Rights and the Transformation of America and Walk in My Shoes: Conversations Between and Civil Rights Legend and His Godson on the Journey Ahead.

Ambassador Young remains active in community matters. He speaks and attends conferences focusing on global affairs. He often sets time aside to speak at various schools and universities on a range of issues. He participates in events that foster sound public policy, economic development, human rights and education.

Boards 

Ambassador Andrew Young serves as member of the Board of Directors of numerous businesses and organizations, including Atlanta Market Center, Atlanta Falcons, Diversapack, Council on Foreign Relations, Barrick Gold, The Martin Luther King Center for Nonviolent Social Change, Independent News and Media, Leon H. Sullivan Foundation and The United Nations Foundation. He also serves on the Advisory Board of Delta Airlines.
Ambassador Young founded the Andrew J. Young Foundation, Inc. to advance his vision of equality, justice and peace. The foundation supports and promotes education, health, leadership and human rights in the United States, Africa and the Caribbean.

Ambassador Young co-founded GoodWorks International to facilitate economic development in the Caribbean and in Africa. Ambassador Young has held a wide variety of leadership positions over the past several decades. Beginning his career as an ordained minister and top aide to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the civil rights movement, he went on to be elected to three terms as a United State Congressman before being appointed as the United States’ Ambassador to the United Nations. Subsequently, he served two terms as the Mayor of Atlanta and assumed a leadership position as Co-Chairman of the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games.

Ambassador Young has received honorary degrees from more than 80 universities and colleges in the U.S. and abroad. His many awards include the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the NAACP’s Springarn Medal and France’s Legion d’honneur, the nation’s greatest honor. President William J. Clinton appointed him the founding chair of the Southern African Enterprise Development Fund. He serves on the boards of the Martin Luther King Center for Non-Violent Social Change, Barrick Gold, the United Nations Foundation and the Atlanta Falcons, Morehouse College and the Andrew Young School for Policy Studies at Georgia State University.

Ambassador Young’s critical contributions to American life and history were celebrated in 2011 with a Lifetime Emmy Award and the placement of his portrait on permanent exhibit of the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery.

He is the author of three books A Way Out of No Way, An Easy Burden: Civil Rights and the Transformation of America and Walk in My Shoes: Conversations Between and Civil Rights Legend and His Godson on the Journey Ahead.


Ambassador Young remains active in community matters. He speaks and attends conferences focusing on global affairs. He often sets time aside to speak at various schools and universities on a range of issues. He participates in events that foster sound public policy, economic development, human rights and education.

Boards 

Ambassador Andrew Young serves as member of the Board of Directors of numerous businesses and organizations, including Atlanta Market Center, Atlanta Falcons, Diversapack, Council on Foreign Relations, Barrick Gold, The Martin Luther King Center for Nonviolent Social Change, Independent News and Media, Leon H. Sullivan Foundation and The United Nations Foundation. He also serves on the Advisory Board of Delta Airlines.