Former US secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton praised the efforts of a group combatting malnutrition and blindness during an awards speech in New York City.
Clinton delivered the remarks on Wednesday while being honored with the 2013 Helen Keller Humanitarian Award from Helen Keller International.
Clinton continues to be spoken of as a possible presidential candidate in 2016. But earlier this month, former president Bill Clinton said speculating on his wife's political future is a waste of time and that the nation should be more focused on fixing its problems.
He also said she is "having a little fun being a private citizen for the first time in 20 years."