Annie Lennox was honored by Glasgow Caledonian University for her international humanitarian efforts on Friday night.
Scotland’s first International Humanitarian Award for Outstanding Achievement was conferred on Lennox for her actions to promote health and human rights for women and children affected by HIV/AIDS.
It was presented by the University Principal and Vice Chancellor, Professor Pamela Gillies at the Scottish Council for Development and Industry (SCDI) annual awards dinner in the presence Nobel Laureate Mr Kofi Annan, former General Secretary of the United Nations.
“We are delighted to pay tribute to Annie Lennox with Scotland’s first International Humanitarian Award,” Professor Gillies said. “Ms Lennox is a Scot we are all hugely proud of, not just for her extraordinary talent for music and poetry but for her tireless actions to promote health and human rights for women and children affected by HIV/AIDS. Her remarkable record of activity in this field is a true inspiration and the University is delighted to recognize her in this way.”
“Thank you so much for honoring me as the first recipient of this humanitarian award,” said Lennox. “The work that I do is dedicated to women and children struggling to survive with HIV/AIDS. They don’t often have a voice and it is to them I’d like to dedicate this beautiful award.”
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