1992 President George Bush presented Audrey Hepburn with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in recognition of her UNICEF work. The Presidential Medal of Freedom, medal awarded annually by the President of the United States
to individuals selected by him or recommended to him by the Distinguished Civilian Service Awards Board. Recipients of the medal are those who have made outstanding contributions to
the national interest of the United States
The Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian award, recognizes exceptional
meritorious service. The medal was established by President Truman in 1945 to recognize
notable service in the war. In 1963, President John F. Kennedy reintroduced it as an honor for
distinguished civilian service in peacetime.