The 2021 international One World Award (OWA) was successfully held virtually, with the event live streamed from Legau, Germany. The OWA honours people and their projects that make the world a better place; dedicated people who give positive and innovative examples of globalisation – people who make the future worth living. At the same time IFOAM – Organics International honors persons who have dedicated their lives to promoting organic, with its Lifetime Achievement Award.The vibrant virtual ceremony kicked off with a welcome message from Joseph Wilhelm, the initiator of the One World Award and Managing Director of Rapunzel Naturkost and Peggy Miars, the President of IFOAM – Organics International. They both stressed the need to continue supporting sustainable and innovative initiatives from all over the world; a statement that was echoed in a keynote address from German Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Dr. Gerd Müller.