UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador

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UNESCO Goodwill Ambassadors are celebrity advocates of UNESCO and utilize their talent or fame to spread the UNESCO ideals.

The following is a list of Goodwill Ambassadors along with the projects and activities they support.

  • Antonio Abreu - Peace through the music
  • Alicia Alonso - Promotion of ballet (Intangible Program 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
  • 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, Defense of the world Heritage and the environment
  • Omer 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
  • Lily Marinho - Promotion of Culture of Peace, Poverty
  • Rigoberta Menchu Tum - Promotion of Culture of Peace, Protection of Rights of Indigenous People
  • Princess Lalla Meryem of Morocco - Protection of Childhood and Women's Rights
  • Kitín Muńoz - 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
  • 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, Prix Madanjeet SINGH - UNESCO for the tolerance
  • Wole Soyinka - Human Rights, Freedom of Expression, African Culture
  • Zurab Tsereteli - Cultural and artistic projects
  • Giancarlo Elia Valori - Safeguarding Intangible Heritage
  • Marianna Vardinoyannis - Protection of Childhood and promotion of cultural olympiads, humanitarian relief to war victims
  • Julio Werthein - Education, Culture, Environment

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