List of UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors explained

This is a list of UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors and Advocates, who work on behalf of the United Nations Children's Fund.

History and purpose of the role

Danny Kaye was the first to hold the position, with the title of Ambassador-at-Large granted in 1954. Other celebrities have followed, acting as international, regional or national ambassadors, depending on their profile, interests, and desired level of responsibility. The goal of the program is to allow celebrities with a demonstrated interest in UNICEF issues to use their fame to draw attention to important issues. This may take the form of public appearances and talks, visits to troubled regions, which draw attention from the media, and use of their political access to advocate UNICEF causes.[1]

International ambassadors and advocates

In order of appointment:

Former ambassadors

In order of appointment:

Regional ambassadors

In order of appointment:

Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States

Latin America

Middle East and North Africa

Eastern and Southern Africa

Francophone Countries

East Asia and Pacific

See main article: UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Regional Office.

National ambassadors

In order of appointment:

Afghanistan

Algeria

Andorra

Argentina

Armenia

Australia

Austria

Belarus

Belgium

Benin

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Brazil

See main article: UNICEF in Brazil.

Bulgaria

Canada

Chile

China

Colombia

Croatia

Cuba

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Democratic Republic of Congo

Denmark

Dominican Republic

Egypt

Estonia

Ethiopia

Finland

France

Gambia

Georgia

Germany

Ghana

Greece

Hong Kong

Hungary

India

Indonesia

See main article: Unicef Indonesia.

Iran

Iraq

Ireland

See main article: UNICEF Ireland.

Italy

Jamaica

Japan

Kazakhstan

Kenya

Kuwait

Latvia

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Mali

Mexico

Mongolia

Montenegro

Morocco

Namibia

Netherlands

New Zealand

Nigeria

Norway

Pakistan

Paraguay

Peru

Philippines

See main article: UNICEF Philippines.

Poland

Portugal

Romania

Russia

Serbia

Slovakia

Slovenia

South Africa

South Korea

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

Thailand

Turkey

United Kingdom

See main article: UNICEF UK.

United States of America

See main article: U.S. Fund for UNICEF.

Uruguay

Venezuela

Vietnam

Zimbabwe

See also

External links

Notes and References

  1. Web site: Goodwill Ambassadors & Advocates. UNICEF. 20 February 2012. 18 May 2010.
  2. Web site: Tetsuko Kuroyanagi. Ambassador profiles. UNICEF. 20 February 2012. 21 July 2009.
  3. Web site: Harry Belafonte. Ambassador profiles. UNICEF. 31 August 2010.
  4. Web site: Lord Richard Attenborough. Ambassador profiles. UNICEF. 20 February 2012. 29 April 2005.
  5. Web site: Sir Roger Moore. Ambassador profiles. UNICEF. 20 February 2012. 2 December 2010.
  6. Web site: Nana Mouskouri. Ambassador profiles. UNICEF. 20 February 2012. 13 March 2009.
  7. Web site: Leon Lai. Ambassador profiles. UNICEF. 20 February 2012. 1 June 2005.
  8. Web site: Vanessa Redgrave. Ambassador profiles. UNICEF. 20 February 2012. 2 December 2010.
  9. Web site: Judy Collins. Ambassador profiles. UNICEF. 20 February 2012. 29 April 2005.
  10. Web site: Maxim Vengerov. Ambassador profiles. UNICEF. 20 February 2012. 21 January 2011.
  11. Web site: Susan Sarandon. Ambassador profiles. UNICEF. 20 February 2012. 13 March 2009.
  12. Web site: Mia Farrow. Ambassador profiles. UNICEF. 20 February 2012. 2 June 2009.
  13. Web site: Sebastião Salgado. Ambassador profiles. UNICEF. 20 February 2012. 29 April 2005.
  14. Web site: Femi Kuti. Ambassador profiles. UNICEF. 29 April 2005. 20 February 2012.
  15. Web site: Angélique Kidjo. Ambassador profiles. UNICEF. 20 February 2012. 13 March 2009.
  16. Web site: Whoopi Goldberg. Ambassador profiles. UNICEF. 20 February 2012. 28 July 2009.
  17. Web site: Shakira Mebarak. Ambassador profiles. UNICEF. 20 February 2012. 15 March 2010.
  18. Web site: Ricky Martin. Ambassador profiles. UNICEF. 20 February 2012. 24 August 2011.
  19. Web site: Jackie Chan. Ambassador profiles. UNICEF. 20 February 2012. 12 March 2010.
  20. Web site: Lang Lang. Ambassador profiles. UNICEF. 20 February 2012. 23 August 2010.
  21. Web site: Danny Glover. Ambassador profiles. UNICEF. 20 February 2012. 29 November 2010.
  22. Web site: Amitabh Bachchan. Ambassador profiles. UNICEF. 20 February 2012. 24 January 2011.
  23. Web site: David Beckham. Ambassador profiles. UNICEF. 20 February 2012. 14 April 2010.
  24. Web site: HM Queen Rania. Ambassador profiles. UNICEF. 20 February 2012. 24 January 2011.
  25. Web site: Berliner Philharmoniker. Ambassador profiles. UNICEF. 20 February 2012. 5 March 2010.
  26. Web site: Ishmael Beah. Ambassador profiles. UNICEF. 20 February 2012. 19 January 2011.
  27. Web site: Myung-Whun Chung. Ambassador profiles. UNICEF. 20 February 2012. 11 January 2011.
  28. Web site: Maria Guleghina. Ambassador profiles. UNICEF. 20 February 2012. 8 July 2009.
  29. Web site: Orlando Bloom. Ambassador profiles. UNICEF. 20 February 2012. 14 January 2010.
  30. Web site: Leo Messi. Ambassador profiles. UNICEF. 20 February 2012. 19 July 2010.
  31. Web site: Yuna Kim. Ambassador profiles. UNICEF. 20 February 2012. 18 October 2010.
  32. Web site: Niles. Chris. Liam Neeson becomes UNICEF's newest Goodwill Ambassador. UNICEF. 20 February 2012. New York. 29 March 2011.
  33. Tennis ace Serena Williams appointed UNICEF’s newest Goodwill Ambassador. UNICEF. New York. 20 September 2011. 20 February 2012.
  34. Web site: Danny Kaye. UNICEF. 20 February 2012. 28 November 2011.
  35. Web site: Sir Peter Ustinov. UNICEF. 20 February 2012. 6 July 2009.
  36. Web site: Audrey Hepburn. UNICEF. 20 February 2012. 14 October 2004.
  37. Web site: Youssou N'Dour. Alumni. UNICEF. 20 February 2012. 18 May 2009.
  38. Web site: Johann Olav Koss. Alumni. UNICEF. 20 February 2012. 4 November 2009.
  39. Web site: Vendela Thommessen. Alumni. UNICEF. 20 February 2012. 29 April 2005.
  40. Web site: George Weah. Alumni. UNICEF. 20 February 2012. 5 November 2009.
  41. Web site: Jessica Lange. Alumni. UNICEF. 20 February 2012. 6 June 2006.
  42. Web site: Dolan. Sabine. UNICEF’s newest Goodwill Ambassador, tennis star Roger Federer, hits an ace for children. Alumni. UNICEF. 20 February 2012. New York. 3 April 2006.
  43. Web site: Regional Ambassadors. UNICEF. 20 February 2012. 26 January 2012.
  44. Web site: Mullard. Susanna. Madagascar rap star Name Six appointed first-ever Junior Goodwill Ambassador. UNICEF. 20 February 2012. 27 June 2007.
  45. Web site: National ambassadors. UNICEF. 20 February 2012. 3 February 2012.
  46. Actor and producer Aamir Khan appointed UNICEF Ambassador. UNICEF. New Delhi. 30 November 2011. 21 February 2012.
  47. Web site: Hanan Fadili. Fans. Hanane El-Fadili, ambassadrice de Bonne volonté de l'UNICEF au Maroc. Yawatani.com. 21 February 2012. French.
  48. Model Vu Nguyen Ha Anh appointed UNICEF Viet Nam National Goodwill Ambassador. UNICEF. Hanoi. 18 August 2010. 21 February 2012.