Academy award winning actorreceives an award for his humanitarian works in Haiti.
The actor received the award for 2012 Peace Summit Award during the 12th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates as former Russian president Mikhail Gorbachev handed the award together with the Dalai Lama and former Poland president Lech Walesa.
Penn who took a major role for the campaign to rebuild Haiti after the January 2010 earthquake shakes the nation that results to a big tradegy. Around 300,000 people were dead, more building collapsed at leaving 1.5 million homeless.
Penn said as he received the award,"It's an overused phrase I know, but I trust you know its genuine today, I am humbled. I'm trembling and I like it”. He added on his speech,” We have a very short window to support this team of the Haitian people's choosing” as he urge the world community to help Haiti and invest for country's future.