09 June 2008 --
Serageldin participated in the launching ceremony of the Jacques Chirac Foundation for cultural diversity and sustainable development. Serageldin is a member of the Honorary Committee of the Foundation. Among other international dignitaries on the committee are Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan; three Nobel Peace Prize winners: Rajendra Pachauri, Rigoberta Menchu and Muhammad Yunus; and six former presidents including Abou Diouf of Senegal, and Fernando Henrique Cardoso of Brazil . The foundation is established with the aim of protecting the environment and saving dying languages and cultures.