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Annie Lennox was honoured by Glasgow Caledonian University for her international humanitarian efforts. Scotlands first International Humanitarian Award for Outstanding Achievement was conferred on Ms Lennox for her actions to promote health and human rights for women and children affected by HIV/AIDS. It was presented on Friday 18 November 2011, 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.
Professor Gillies said: “We are delighted to pay tribute to Annie Lennox with Scotland’s first International Humanitarian Award.
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 recognise her in this way.”
Ms Lennox said: “Thank you so much for honouring me as the first recipient of this humanitarian award. 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."