Thursday, May 6, 2004

Judge David Edward, recently retired as the British member of the European. Court of Justice, was made a Knight Commander of the Order of St. Michael and St. George(KCMG) by the Queen of the United Kingdom. Judge Edward spoke at our first conference in Le Touquet 1n 1992 and has consistently supported the work of the Forum.

Dr. Zaki Badawi was made an honorary Knight Commander of the British Empire(KBE), a very rare honour for a foreign national. He is Egyptian, but has worked in the UK for many years as Principal of the Muslim College in London and has rendered great service to inter faith relations. Dr. Badawi has taken part in ICF conferences in France, Switzerland and Australia and been represented by senior Muslim figures in our Canadian and South African events.

Senator Dr. Jara Moserova, a former Vice President of the Czech Senate and a President of UNESCO's General Conference was presented with the Ordre de Mérite de France by President Chirac. She is a Vice President of the ICF and has taken part in most of its conferences.

William Porter, our Founder President, was given the Medaille d'Honneur en Or de la Ville du Touquet by Lèonce Deprez, MP and Mayor of the town.