List of UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors

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

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History and purpose of the role[edit]

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[edit]

UNICEF International Ambassador Mia Farrow holds an infant in Gonaïves in the aftermath of Hurricane Hanna.

In order of appointment:

Former ambassadors[edit]

Danny Kaye (1913–1987) was UNICEF's first celebrity ambassador.

In order of appointment:

Regional ambassadors[edit]

In order of appointment:

Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States[edit]

Latin America[edit]

Middle East and North Africa[edit]

Regional ambassador Mahmoud Kabil joins a game of tug-of-war at a UNICEF/Intersos outreach centre.

Eastern and Southern Africa[edit]

Francophone Countries[edit]

East Asia and Pacific[edit]

National ambassadors[edit]

In order of appointment:

Afghanistan Afghanistan[edit]

Algeria Algeria[edit]

Andorra Andorra[edit]

Argentina Argentina[edit]

Armenia Armenia[edit]

Australia Australia[edit]

Austria Austria[edit]

Belarus Belarus[edit]

Belgium Belgium[edit]

Benin Benin[edit]

Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina[edit]

Brazil Brazil[edit]

Main article: UNICEF in Brazil

Bulgaria Bulgaria[edit]

Canada Canada[edit]

Chile Chile[edit]

China China[edit]

Colombia Colombia[edit]

Croatia Croatia[edit]

Cuba Cuba[edit]

Cyprus Cyprus[edit]

Czech Republic Czech Republic[edit]

Democratic Republic of Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo[edit]

Denmark Denmark[edit]

Dominican Republic Dominican Republic[edit]

Egypt Egypt[edit]

Estonia Estonia[edit]

Ethiopia Ethiopia[edit]

Finland Finland[edit]

France France[edit]

Gambia The Gambia[edit]

Georgia Georgia (country)[edit]

Germany Germany[edit]

Ghana Ghana[edit]

Greece Greece[edit]

Hong Kong Hong Kong[edit]

Hungary Hungary[edit]

India India[edit]

Indonesia Indonesia[edit]

Main article: UNICEF Indonesia

Iran Iran[edit]

Iraq Iraq[edit]

Ireland Republic of Ireland[edit]

Main article: UNICEF Ireland

Liam Neeson March 2011

Italy Italy[edit]

Jamaica Jamaica[edit]

Japan Japan[edit]

Kazakhstan Kazakhstan[edit]

Kenya Kenya[edit]

Kuwait Kuwait[edit]

Latvia Latvia[edit]

Lithuania Lithuania[edit]

Luxembourg Luxembourg[edit]

UNICEF Malaysia Team

Malaysia Malaysia[edit]

Mali Mali[edit]

Mexico Mexico[edit]

Mongolia Mongolia[edit]

Montenegro Montenegro[edit]

Morocco Morocco[edit]

Namibia Namibia[edit]

Netherlands Netherlands[edit]

New Zealand New Zealand[edit]

Nigeria Nigeria[edit]

Norway Norway[edit]

Pakistan Pakistan[edit]

Paraguay Paraguay[edit]

Peru Peru[edit]

Philippines Philippines[edit]

Main article: UNICEF Philippines
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  • Gary Valenciano, Singer, 1997
  • Alodhea Dadula, Student 2014

Poland Poland[edit]

Portugal Portugal[edit]

Romania Romania[edit]

Russia Russia[edit]

Serbia Serbia[edit]

Slovakia Slovakia[edit]

Slovenia Slovenia[edit]

South Africa South Africa[edit]

South Korea South Korea[edit]

Spain Spain[edit]

Sweden Sweden[edit]

Swedish UNICEF national ambassador Eva Röse (right) during a visit to India.

Switzerland Switzerland[edit]

Thailand Thailand[edit]

Turkey Turkey[edit]

Ukraine Ukraine[edit]

United Kingdom United Kingdom[edit]

Main article: UNICEF UK
Matt Dawson in Johannesburg with pupils of a UNICEF-funded school.

United States of America United States[edit]

Main article: U.S. Fund for UNICEF

Uruguay Uruguay[edit]

Venezuela Venezuela[edit]

Vietnam Vietnam[edit]

Zimbabwe Zimbabwe[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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