Colombian singer/songwriter Juanes was awarded his country's National Peace Prize for his involvement with the problems generated by Colombia's armed conflict. Juanes has worked actively with his Mi Sangre (My Blood) foundation to reduce landmines in Colombia and to aid victims of landmines in his country as well as to raise consciousness worldwide on the problems of landmines. Juanes was also praised for his "Paz Sin Fronteras concerts in both Colombia and this year, in Cuba.

The award was given Nov. 29 as a joint initiative between the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and representatives of Colombian media. The artist is currently a featured speaker at the Summit on a Mine-Free World taking place in Cartagena, Colombia. In 2008, Juanes was awarded with Billboard's Spirit of Hope award for his humanitarian work.

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