Shakira accepts Humanitarian award at World Economic Forum

Shakira accepts Humanitarian award at World Economic Forum

Shakira accepts Humanitarian award at World Economic Forum

Written by Staff Writer

17 Jan, 2017 | 10:37 am

Pop Music super-star Shakira – A UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and founder of the Pies Descalzos Foundation, which provides education for children in Colombia received a humanitarian award at the World Economic Forum as it kicked off in Davos, Switzerland.

“Today’s babies will drive tomorrow’s business. Their capacity to contribute will shape tomorrow’s societies, will solve tomorrow’s problems,” the Colombian recording star, said in an impassioned speech.

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Shakira urged global government, business and academic leaders to advocate for the world’s children.

The World Economic Forum also gave awards to violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter, who runs a foundation providing scholarships for young musicians, and actor Forest Whitaker, who has worked as a global advocate for peace, focusing on empowering youth as leaders and entrepreneurs in communities touched by violence and poverty.

 

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