Oprah Winfrey Honored By The United Nations Association

Oprah Winfrey was honored with the United Nations Association of the USA’s Global Humanitarian Action Award at its 2004 Global Leadership Awards dinner held on September 30, 2004 at the The Waldorf Astoria in New York City.

The theme of the dinner was “initiatives in education”. Oprah was honored for the leadership that she has shown in building schools in Southern Africa and funding the education of children orphaned by a still prominent HIV/AIDS epidemic.

Dinner chairs for the event included actor Michael Douglas, Senator Hillary Clinton, television personality Harry Smith, U.N. Secretary General Kofi A. Annan, and a host of other prominent members from the media, business, and political worlds.

Oprah Winfrey is a graduate of Tennessee State University, with degrees in speech communications and performing arts. She was added to Forbes Billionare list in 2003, making her the first African American woman to achieve this distinction.

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