FAO Goodwill Ambassador

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The FAO Goodwill Ambassadors Programme was initiated in 1999. The main purpose of the programme is to increase public awareness and to disseminate information on issues related to food security, hunger and poverty in the world.

With the Goodwill Ambassadors, the FAO intends to increase the international awareness and mobilize various sectors including governments, international organizations, the private sector, academia, farmers, public and others, and engage the support of as many people as possible in the struggle to end hunger. Each of the FAO's ambassadors have made a personal and professional commitment to address the universal humanitarian issues that underpin the FAO's mission: to build a food-secure world for present and future generations.[1] The Zero Hunger goal can become a reality if everyone works together.


Types of Ambassadors[edit]

FAO has three types of Goodwill Ambassadors:

  • The FAO Global Goodwill Ambassadors, who are worldwide known celebrities from the worlds of arts, royalty, sports, literature, sciences and other fields of public importance.
  • The FAO Special Goodwill Ambassadors, who are high-level institutional authorities and personalities usually from the field of research or science, who have excelled in an area relevant to the one for which they become special Ambassadors. Special Ambassadors support FAO directly in raising awareness of specific issues the Organization is advocating (i.e. nutrition, International Years).
  • The FAO National Goodwill Ambassadors, who are personalities with local appeal, the work of which they support mainly within the country of their nomination.


Ambassadors[edit]

FAO Goodwill Ambassadors, and the year they were appointed:

Miriam Makeba  South Africa 1999 [2]
Dee Dee Bridgewater  United States 1999 [3]
Gina Lollobrigida  Italy 1999 [4]
Rita Levi-Montalcini  Italy 1999 [5]
Gong Li  Singapore 2000 [6]
Youssou N'Dour  Senegal 2000 [7]
Gilberto Gil  Brazil 2001 [8]
Majida El Roumi  Lebanon 2001 [9]
Albano Carrisi  Italy 2001 [10]
Mory Kanté  Guinea 2001 [11]
Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie  Bahamas 2002 [12]
Roberto Baggio  Italy 2002 [13]
Massimo Ranieri  Italy 2002 [14]
Dionne Warwick  United States 2002 [15]
Italian Singers’ Soccer Team  Italy 2002 [16]
Khaled  Algeria 2003 [17]
Maná  Mexico 2003 [17]
Noa  Israel 2003 [17]
Justine Pasek  Panama,  Poland 2003 [17]
Oumou Sangaré  Mali 2003[17]
Raúl  Spain 2004 [18]
Carla Fracci  Italy 2004 [19]
Ronan Keating  Ireland 2005 [20]
Beatrice Faumuina  New Zealand 2005 [21]
Chucho Valdés  Cuba 2006 [22]
María Gloria Penayo De Duarte  Paraguay 2006 [23] Extraordinary Ambassador
Carl Lewis  United States 2009 [24]
Anggun  Indonesia,  France 2009 [24]
Margarita Cedeño de Fernández  Dominican Republic 2009 [24]
Pierre Cardin  France 2009 [24]
Fanny Lu  Colombia 2009 [24]
Raoul Bova  Italy 2010 [25]
Susan Sarandon  United States 2010 [25]
Celine Dion  Canada 2010 [25]
Lea Salonga  Philippines 2010 [25]
Patrick Vieira  France 2010 [26]
Jeremy Irons  United Kingdom 2011 [27]
Evo Morales  Bolivia 2012[28] Special Ambassador to the FAO for the International Year of Quinoa
HRH Prince Laurent of Belgium  Belgium 2014 [29] Special Ambassador to the FAO for Forests and the Environment
HM Queen Letizia of Spain  Spain 2015 [30] Special Ambassador to the FAO for Nutrition
Leyla Aliyeva  Azerbaijan 2015 [31]
Abdelouahab Zaid  United Arab Emirates 2015 [32]
Bharrat Jagdeo  Guyana 2015 [33] Special Ambassador to the FAO for Forests and the Environment
HM Letsie III of Lesotho  Lesotho 2016 [34] Special Ambassador to the FAO for Nutrition
Joyce Boye  Canada 2016 [35] Special Ambassador to the FAO for the International Year of Pulses
Kadambot Siddique  India 2016 [35] Special Ambassador to the FAO for the International Year of Pulses
Maggie Habib  Egypt 2016 [35] Special Ambassador to the FAO for the International Year of Pulses
Jenny Chandler  United Kingdom 2016 [35] Special Ambassador to the FAO for the International Year of Pulses
Patricia Juárez Arango  Mexico 2016 [35] Special Ambassador to the FAO for the International Year of Pulses
Elizabeth Mpofu  Zimbabwe 2016 [35] Special Ambassador to the FAO for the International Year of Pulses
Carlo Petrini  Italy 2016 [36] Special Ambassador to the FAO for Zero Hunger
Guadalupe Valdez  Dominican Republic 2016 [36] Special Ambassador to the FAO for Zero Hunger
HRH Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand  Thailand 2016 [36] Special Ambassador to the FAO for Zero Hunger
Kanayo F. Nwanze  Nigeria 2017 [36] Special Ambassador to the FAO for Zero Hunger
Darine El Khatib  Lebanon 2017 [36] Special Ambassador to the FAO for Zero Hunger
Katsuhiro Nakamura  Japan 2017 [37]
Hiroko Kuniya  Japan 2017 [37]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.fao.org/tempref/GI/Reserved/FTP_FaoRne/inform/faoand/ambassadors/about_en.htm
  2. ^ http://www.fao.org/tempref/GI/Reserved/ambassadors/finalVersion/amb/makeba_en.htm
  3. ^ http://www.fao.org/tempref/GI/Reserved/ambassadors/finalVersion/amb/bridgewater_en.htm
  4. ^ http://www.fao.org/tempref/GI/Reserved/ambassadors/finalVersion/amb/lollobrigida_en.htm
  5. ^ http://www.fao.org/tempref/GI/Reserved/ambassadors/finalVersion/amb/montalcini_en.htm
  6. ^ http://www.fao.org/tempref/GI/Reserved/ambassadors/finalVersion/amb/li_en.htm
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  8. ^ http://www.fao.org/tempref/GI/Reserved/ambassadors/finalVersion/amb/gil_en.htm
  9. ^ http://www.fao.org/tempref/GI/Reserved/ambassadors/finalVersion/amb/alRoumi_en.htm
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  11. ^ http://www.fao.org/tempref/GI/Reserved/ambassadors/finalVersion/amb/kante_en.htm
  12. ^ http://www.fao.org/tempref/GI/Reserved/ambassadors/finalVersion/amb/ferguson_en.htm
  13. ^ http://www.fao.org/tempref/GI/Reserved/ambassadors/finalVersion/amb/baggio_en.htm
  14. ^ http://www.fao.org/tempref/GI/Reserved/ambassadors/finalVersion/amb/ranieri_en.htm
  15. ^ http://www.fao.org/tempref/GI/Reserved/ambassadors/finalVersion/amb/warwick_en.htm
  16. ^ http://www.fao.org/tempref/GI/Reserved/ambassadors/finalVersion/amb/TIS_SoccerTeam_en.htm
  17. ^ a b c d e http://www.fao.org/english/newsroom/news/2003/23719-en.html/
  18. ^ http://www.fao.org/newsroom/en/news/2004/51279/index.html
  19. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20091110233206/http://www.fao.org/getinvolved/ambassadors/ambassadors/ambassadors-carlafracci/en/
  20. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20091110232833/http://www.fao.org/getinvolved/ambassadors/ambassadors/ambassadors-ronankeating/en/
  21. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20091110233519/http://www.fao.org/getinvolved/ambassadors/ambassadors/ambassadors-beatricefaumuina/en/
  22. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20091110233548/http://www.fao.org/getinvolved/ambassadors/ambassadors/ambassadors-chuchovaldes/en/
  23. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20091110233316/http://www.fao.org/getinvolved/ambassadors/ambassadors/ambassadors-mariagloriapenayo/en/
  24. ^ a b c d e https://news.un.org/en/story/2009/09/312832-five-new-un-goodwill-ambassadors-named-help-combat-hunger
  25. ^ a b c d http://www.fao.org/news/story/en/item/46432/icode/
  26. ^ http://www.fao.org/news/story/pt/item/42341/icode/
  27. ^ http://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-us-canada-15344164/jeremy-irons-takes-on-un-world-food-ambassador-role
  28. ^ http://www.fao.org/news/story/en/item/148887/icode/
  29. ^ http://www.fao.org/members-gateway/news/detail/en/c/236984/
  30. ^ http://www.fao.org/news/story/en/item/293476/icode/
  31. ^ http://www.fao.org/director-general/newsroom/news/detail/en/c/326998/
  32. ^ http://www.fao.org/director-general/newsroom/news/detail/en/c/358464/
  33. ^ http://www.fao.org/about/meetings/cofo/daily-highlights/thursday-friday/en/
  34. ^ http://www.fao.org/news/story/en/item/456262/icode/
  35. ^ a b c d e f http://www.fao.org/pulses-2016/about/special-ambassadors/en/
  36. ^ a b c d e http://www.fao.org/webcast/home/en/item/4484/icode/
  37. ^ a b http://www.fao.org/news/story/en/item/885019/icode//

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