Sheikh Abdur Rahman, President Wimbledon South
In appreciation of his humanitarian services, Dr Sir Iftikhar Ayaz Sahib has been awarded the Queen’s Medal for humanitarian service. This medal was approved by Her Majesty in 2020. Alhamdulillah!
Sir Iftikhar Ayaz Sahib has been dedicatedly serving humanity for many years. He served the UN Human Rights Council in various capacities and was a member of the UN Workshop on the Rights of Minorities for many years. Now, he is a prominent participant in UN Forums on fundamental human rights, freedom of religion and religious persecution.
He has also been actively working with international organisations for the alleviation of poverty, the rights of women and the implementation of the UNESCO Education for All Programme.
As a field expert of the Commonwealth he initiated a very successful Education For Life programme for the Small Island States in the Pacific Region. In 2019, the government of Tuvalu appointed him as the Special Envoy to the UNHRC.
Sir lftikhar Ayaz Sahib has been the chairman of the International Human Rights Committee for many years, ardently working for the rights, the welfare and wellbeing of asylum seekers and refugees and their resettlement in other peaceful countries.
He has received almost 40 awards from different organisations of the world including OBE (Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) and KBE (Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) from Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. Some of the other prominent awards are the Alfred Einstein Medal, the Life Achievement Award, the Human Rights Man of the Year and the Merit of Distinction awarded by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, France.