Singer/songwriter Alanis Morissette will be presented with the Global Tolerance Award by the Friends of the United Nations at Dec. 11 ceremony in New York. The artist is being honored for her contribu

Singer/songwriter Alanis Morissette will be presented with the Global Tolerance Award by the Friends of the United Nations at Dec. 11 ceremony in New York. The artist is being honored for her contributions to promoting tolerance through the arts, which have included performances in the Middle East and Eastern Europe, at the Great Jubilee Concert for a Debt-Free World in Rome, and a cultural exchange visit to Cuba in 1998.

The award presentation comes as part of the U.N.'s Human Rights Day and will take place at the U.N. Delegates Dining Room. Senior U.N. staffers and members of the diplomatic and civil society community are expected to be on hand.

Morissette has been a fixture at benefit concerts in recent months, including the John Lennon tribute in New York in early October, the Music Without Borders event in Toronto, and the Groundwork hunger benefit series in Seattle.

As previously reported, Morissette is at work on a new Maverick album, "Under Rug Swept." The set is due in early 2002.