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UN Women Goodwill Ambassador

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UN Women Goodwill Ambassador is an official postnominal honorific title, title of authority, legal status and job description assigned to those goodwill ambassadors and advocates who are designated by the United Nations. UN Women goodwill ambassadors are celebrity advocates for the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women also known as UN Women; who use their talent, popularity or fame to assist the UN in better addressing a coordinated, comprehensive response to the interrelated issues of equality and working for the empowerment of women.

In 2011 UNIFEM was merged into UN Women to be redeveloped as a multi focus sub-division of the United Nations. UN Women has enlisted the help of prominent and influential personalities from the worlds of art, music, film, sport and literature to highlight key issues and to draw attention to its activities to promote issues important to women.

Current UN Women goodwill ambassadors[edit]

Current listed and supporting goodwill ambassadors, and the year they were appointed:[1]

Name Origin References Descriptive Title
Danai Gurira  Zimbabwe /  United States 2018[2] UN Women Goodwill Ambassador
Nicole Kidman  United States /  Australia[3] 2006[4] UN Women Goodwill Ambassador
Emma Watson  United Kingdom 2014[5] UN Women Goodwill Ambassador
Anne Hathaway  United States 2016[6] UN Women Goodwill Ambassador
Marta Vieira da Silva  Brazil 2018[7] UN Women Goodwill Ambassador for Women and Girls in Sport
Farhan Akhtar  India 2016[8] Regional UN Women Ambassador for South Asia
HRH Princess Bajrakitiyabha Mahidol  Thailand 2008[9] UN Women National Ambassador of Thailand
Cindy Sirinya Bishop  United States 2018[10] Regional UN Women Goodwill Ambassador for Asia and the Pacific
Jaha Dukureh  Gambia 2018[11] Regional UN Women Ambassador for Africa
Tong Dawei  China 2016[12] National UN Women Ambassador for China
Sania Mirza  India 2014[13] Regional UN Women Ambassador for South Asia
Hai Qing  China 2015[14] National UN Women Ambassador for China
Camila Pitanga  Brazil 2015[15] National UN Women Ambassador for Brazil
Muniba Mazari  Pakistan 2015[16] National UN Women Ambassador for Pakistan

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "UN Women Goodwill Ambassadors". United Nations Women Headquarters. United Nations. Retrieved 2021-03-11.
  2. ^ "Danai Gurira". UN Women. Retrieved 2021-03-11.
  3. ^ Nations, United. "UN WOMEN". United Nations. Retrieved 2021-06-25.
  4. ^ "UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Nicole Kidman". UN Women. Retrieved 2021-03-11.
  5. ^ "UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson". UN Women. Retrieved 2021-03-11.
  6. ^ "UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Anne Hathaway". UN Women. Retrieved 2021-03-11.
  7. ^ "Marta Vieira da Silva". UN Women. Retrieved 2021-03-11.
  8. ^ "UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Farhan Akhtar". UN Women. Retrieved 2021-03-11.
  9. ^ "UN Women National Ambassador HRH Princess Bajrakitiyabha Mahidol". UN Women. Retrieved 2021-03-11.
  10. ^ "Regional UN Women Ambassador Cindy Sirinya Bishop". UN Women. Retrieved 2021-03-11.
  11. ^ "Jaha Dukureh". UN Women. Retrieved 2021-03-11.
  12. ^ "Tong Dawei". UN Women. Retrieved 2021-03-11.
  13. ^ "Regional UN Women Ambassador Sania Mirza". UN Women. Retrieved 2021-03-11.
  14. ^ "National UN Women Ambassador Hai Qing". UN Women. Retrieved 2021-03-11.
  15. ^ "Camila Pitanga". UN Women. Retrieved 2021-03-11.
  16. ^ "Muniba Mazari". UN Women. Retrieved 2021-03-11.

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