Paul Kagame, president of the Republic of Rwanda, will receive the Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson award for Outstanding Friendship with the Jewish People from the World Values Network. It will be presented at the WVN’s annual gala on May 21 at Cipriani in Manhattan.
The award recognizes President Kagame’s position as one of the world’s foremost fighters against genocide as well as Rwanda’s productive relations with Israel and its connection to the global Jewish community.
President Kagame is credited with ending the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, which caused the deaths of nearly one million people.
The World Values Network, founded and led by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, promotes universal values and champions the democratic values represented by the United States and the State of Israel in mainstream and international media. Together with world leaders, it tackles pressing issues through global media, debates, panels, forums, and lectures at venues worldwide.
The WVN places a special emphasis on genocide education and prevention. In 2013 the World Values Network launched the Champions of Jewish Values International Awards gala to recognize people who strive to affect society positively.
For information about the gala, go to thisworldgala.com, call Julie Bernstein at (212) 634-7777, or email her at email@example.com.