By Delinda Lombardo on
Shakira has once again received a medal from the U.N. labor agency for her charity work.
At a small ceremony Wednesday in Geneva, U.N. labor chief Juan Somavia called Shakira a “true ambassador for children and young people, for quality education and social justice.”
The 33-year-old Colombian pop star’s foundation, the Barefoot Foundation, provides nutrition to more than 6,000 children in Colombia. In addition to working as a UNICEF goodwill ambassador, she is also member of the ALAS Foundation that advocates for children across Latin America.
Shakira said in a statement Thursday that social, economic and environmental policies must focus on children and their education.
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