Muhammad Ali Nominated for 2007 Nobel Peace Prize

    LOS ANGELES, Sept. 12 /CNW/ -- Muhammad Ali, three-time heavyweight
boxing champion and one of the most recognized people in the world, is a
nominee for this year's Nobel Peace Prize.  Co-nominated with Ali is Peter
Georgi, Ali's former senior humanitarian advisor.
    The nomination is based on Ali's and Georgi's many years of effort to
create the Children's General Assembly, a new United Nations-authorized
organization that will allow children to promote the following:

    -- world peace
    -- environmental healing
    -- sustainable development
    -- the optimization of education
    -- the improvement of health and healthy water supplies
    -- ways to reduce the world's mortality rate of children
    -- remedies to the problems of hunger, malnutrition, AIDS and other
       diseases, illiteracy, drug abuse,
    -- and many other pressing issues that face an increasingly troubled
    The Children's General Assembly of Los Angeles, California is gathering
more than 100 child ambassadors from around the world with the support of 179
governments that have unanimously approved the concept of giving children a
meaningful voice in world affairs at the United Nations.  Additional details
can be found at
    "You cannot find a better candidate than Muhammad Ali for the Nobel Peace
Prize," said Subash Razdan, chairman of the Gandhi Foundation USA, the
organization that made the nomination.
    Ali and Georgi are the cofounders of the Children's General Assembly and
its launching organization, the Children's Peace Foundation.  Georgi, the
organization's chairman and president, conceived and financed the development
of the Children's General Assembly.
    Muhammad Ali, an official United Nations Messenger of Peace, was born in
Louisville, Kentucky, and has a long track record of promoting peace and
helping children throughout the world.
    The Children's Peace Foundation's Honorary Board of Advisors includes
Elizabeth Taylor, Lionel Richie, Whoopi Goldberg, Drew Barrymore, Rod Stewart,
Quincy Jones, Little Richard, Brooke Shields and many other celebrities.  The
Board of Advisors includes Claes Nobel, a senior member of the Nobel family of
    The winner of the prize will be announced in mid-October by the Nobel
    For more information on Children's Peace Foundation or to make a donation

    Brianne Lunzmann
    Hill & Knowlton
    (949) 223-2314


    Peter Georgi
    Chairman and President
    Children's General Assembly
    (310) 358-5198

For further information:

For further information: Brianne Lunzmann of Hill & Knowlton, 
+1-949-223-2314,, for Children's General 
Assembly; or Peter Georgi, Chairman and President of Children's General 
Assembly, +1-310-358-5198, Web Site:

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