CORAL GABLES (LALATE) – Ricky Martin will be honored by the United Nations Office for Partnerships this October for his charity work. The UN confirms to news that Ricky Martin will be bestowed the Special honoree for Leader of Change Award by the UNOP. Martin is being recognized for his work with the Ricky Martin Foundation.
In a statement to news, Roland Rich, Officer-In-Charge of UNOP says, “This year’s Leaders of Change honorees are an exemplary group of individuals and organizations that represent the strong leadership role needed to address social issues”. He added “Corporate engagement is essential to the international community’s efforts to alleviate poverty, ensure clean water, and help underserved populations realize healthy living. We want to recognize the creativity, technology and resources that the private sector brings to our collective efforts in solving social problems.”
Martin was chosen by a special committee compromised of reps from the UNOP, NYU Stern School of Business, and the Foundation for Social Change chose the Leaders of Change awardees. Martin will be honored at the conference which runs this October 5 and 6. The United Nations Office for Partnerships serves as a gateway for collaboration between the private sector and foundations, and the United Nations family, said the organization in its news statement.
The Ricky Martin Foundation “advocates for the well being of children around the globe in critical areas such as social justice, education and health.” Its focus includes “People for Children, condemns child exploitation as a consequence of human trafficking and modern day slavery.”