Actor Forest Whitaker Honored for Peacebuilding Work

UN agency envoy Forest Whitaker honoured at the 47th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland (screenshot)
UN agency envoy Forest Whitaker honoured at the 47th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland (screenshot)

Actor and United Nations agency special envoy Forest Whitaker was honored Monday as a leader in peacebuilding and conflict-resolution, empowering young people in communities touched by violence and poverty.

Mr. Whitaker, who is the Special Envoy for Peace and Reconciliation for the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), received the 2017 Crystal Award at the opening of the 47th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland.

Mr. Whitaker is one of three recipients to receive the 2017 Crystal Award, along with singer / songwriter, UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and Goodwill Ambassador Shakira and violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter.

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Rakesh Raman