Crooner Tony Bennett performed at the star-studded charity auction at Cipriani to honour those whose philanthropic commitments support the charity's mission to save children’s lives.
Gomez's auction prize of two backstage concert expediences plus a meet-and-greet at her upcoming acoustic concert for UNICEF raised $40,000 (£25,000) for the charity.
Singer Harry Belafonte was honoured with the Audrey Hepburn Humanitarian Award in recognition of his charitable commitments, while physician Dolores Rice Gahan was presented with the Helenka Pantaleoni Humanitarian Award for her tireless work with sick children around the world.
Actresses Whoopi Goldberg, Vanessa Redgrave, actor Sir Roger Moore, singer Angelique Kidjo and pianist Lang Lang were all on this year's (12) host committee.
Oscar-winning actor Michael Douglas joined dance star Moby to launch a new landmine campaign at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on Tuesday.
The Wall Street star, Moby, Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel and singer Angelique Kidjo joined UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan at a fundraising dinner to promote an international drive to rid the world of landmines in 82 countries.
Douglas, a UN Messenger for Peace, presented Annan with an Adopt-A-Minefield's humanitarian award.
Douglas said, "Tens of thousands of lives have been saved and millions more improved as a result of the decision and commitment of this man and the inspiration that he leads.
"The United Nations is the leading international body working to make the problem of land mines a history lesson for our children."
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