Duane Stephenson invited to honour Hillary Clinton

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Duane Stephenson has been invited by the World Food Programme to The George McGovern Leadership Award ceremony for United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday October 5 in Washington DC.

Stephenson is being invited to join the WFP's Board of Directors, US Congressional Committee Members and Special Representative for Global Partnerships in the Office of the Secretary of State, Ambassador Elizabeth Frawley Bagley.

At the prestigious event, US Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton, will be presented with The George McGovern Leadership Award for her work in addressing the issue of global hunger. This award is given to individuals who have done stellar work in tackling the issue and Mrs Clinton is the tenth awardee.

Stephenson says he is humbled and excited at the same time: "It's so inspiring to be in the company of global leaders and dedicated corporate partners who share the same values and aspirations to eradicate hunger.

Food is a common bond that unites every single life form on this planet, we all require it to live, yet a billion people each night go to bed hungry and 25,000 of them die," he stated.

Stephenson continued, "the Wailers and I are partners with the World Food Programme and our song, A Step for Mankind, has helped to spread the message of the need for more action in addressing the issue of world hunger".

The young Reggae act says his work with the World Food Programme will continue as he sees the issue of world hunger as one that is very important to him.

Duane Stephenson is currently touring the US promoting his sophomore album Black Gold which was released on September 28.

Black Gold follows Stephenson's debut album, From August Town which was release by VP Records in 2007 and was hailed as one of that year's best reggae albums.