David Beckham's humanitarian efforts honoured by Unicef

(REUTERS) - David Beckham picked up a new award to add to his trophy cabinet at the Unicef ball on Tuesday (Jan 13).

Beckham was honoured for his work as a Unicef Goodwill Ambassador with a Humanitarian Leadership Award.

"My job was important to me but this is the most important thing to me," says Beckham. "It has been for a number of years. It is something that I'm passionate about and it is something that I love doing. I love being with an organisation that does so much for so many children around the world. It is my passion."

The star was joined by celebrities Heidi Klum, Selena Gomez and Nicole Kidman on the blue carpet, with multi-Grammy Award winner Mariah Carey performing for guests on the evening.