UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador

UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador

UNESCO Goodwill Ambassadors are celebrity advocates of UNESCO (not diplomatic ambassadors) who utilize their talent or fame to spread the UNESCO ideals, especially attracting media attention. Other specialised categories of advocate include UNESCO Artist for Peace, UNESCO Champion for Sport and UNESCO Special Envoy.

The following is an (incomplete) list of UNESCO Goodwill Ambassadors along with the projects and activities they support.

*Antonio Abreu - Peace through the music
*Valdas Adamkus - Knowledge Societies
*Mehriban Aliyeva - Promotion of Oral and Musical Traditions
*Alicia Alonso - Promotion of ballet (Intangible Programme Inheritance)
*Patrick Baudry - Education of the youth
*Pierre Berge - HIV/AIDS issues, Cultural Heritage
*Grace Bumbry - Project of UNESCO "Road of slavery"
*Montserrat Caballé - Fundraising for children in distress and victims of war
*Pierre Cardin -
*Claudia Cardinale - Promotion of Women's Rights, especially women in the Mediterranean
*Marin Constantin - Music and World Heritage
*Catherine Deneuve - Protection of Film Heritage and Cultural Heritage
*Cheick Modibo Diarra - Promotion of education, especially in sciences, sustainable development in Africa
*Miguel Angel Estrella - Promotion of Culture of Peace and Tolerance through Music
*Roger Federer - Roger Federer Foundation [http://www.rogerfederer.com/de/rogers/foundation/index.cfm] ; passionate advocate for vulnerable children [http://www.unicef.org/infobycountry/usa_32007.html]
*Vigdís Finnbogadóttir - Promotion of linguistic diversity, Women's right and Education
*Princess Firyal - Humanitarian action, Refugees, World Heritage, Education of street children, HIV/AIDS prevention, Women's Rights, especially Arab women
*Ivry Gitlis - Support of Education and Culture of Peace and Tolerance
*Bahia Hariri - Preservation of World Heritage, Education, Culture, the Environment, Women's Rights and sustainable development in the Arab world
*Ikuo Hirayama - Safeguarding of the world cultural heritage by the rescue of the Sites and Monuments in danger
*Jean Michel Jarre - Youth and Tolerance, Defence of the World Heritage and the environment
*Ömer Zülfü Livaneli - Peace and Tolerance through the music and the promotion of the humans right
*Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg - Main Area of Interest: Education, Woman's Rights, Microfinance and Campaign against poverty
*Princess Odette Maniema Krempin - Universal Peace Ambassador for Africa
*Rigoberta Menchú Tum - Promotion of Culture of Peace, Protection of Rights of Indigenous People
*Princess Lalla Meryem of Morocco - Protection of Childhood and Women's Rights
*Antonio "Kitín" Muñoz Valcárcel - Protection and Promotion of Indigenous Culture and environment
*Ute-Henriette Ohoven - (UNESCO Special Ambassador for the Education of Children in Need) - Education, UNESCO Programme Children in Need
*Edson Arantes do Nascimento (Pelé) - Promotion of sports as a means of alleviating poverty and drug use
*Kim Phuc Phan Thi - Children and innocent victims of war
*Renzo Piano - Protection and Rehabilitation of World Heritage
*Ivo Pogorelić
*Susana Rinaldi - Street Children, Culture of Peace
*Mstislav Rostropovitch - Art Education, Humanitarianism, Cultural Heritage
*Sheikh Ghassan I. Shaker - Fundraising, children and women in need and victims of war, education, microfinance
*Madanjeet Singh - Support to Sustainable Development through Communication and Information in South Asia, through projects of micro-credit, communication and information. Sponsored creation of UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize for the promotion of tolerance.
*Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn - Empowerment of Minority Children through Education and through the Preservation of Their Intangible Cultural Heritage
*Wole Soyinka - Human Rights, Freedom of Expression, African Culture
*Zurab Tsereteli - Cultural and artistic projects
*Giancarlo Elia Valori - Safeguarding Intangible Heritage
*Marianna Vardinoyanni - Protection of Childhood and promotion of cultural olympiads, humanitarian relief to war victims
*Julio Werthein - Education, Culture, Environment

See also

* UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador
* UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador
* List of UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors
* UNIDO Goodwill Ambassador
* WHO Goodwill Ambassador
* UNIFEM Goodwill Ambassador

External links

* [http://www.globalembassy.org Global Embassy]
* [http://portal.unesco.org/en/ev.php-URL_ID=4053&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html UNESCO Goodwill Ambassadors]
* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/683690.stm BBC News - The UN's Goodwill Ambassadors]

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