Ana Ivanovic and Jelena Jankovic new National Ambassadors for UNICEF Serbia
BELGRADE, 12 September 2007 – Jelena Jankovic and Ana Ivanovic have been appointed new National Ambassadors for UNICEF in Serbia. The inauguration ceremonies of the world No. 3 and No. 6 female tennis players will be held in Belgrade in the following weeks.
“We are happy that Jelena Jankovic and Ana Ivanovic, the world-famous and loved tennis players, have joined UNICEF and accepted to perform the voluntary position of a National Ambassador for UNICEF in Serbia. They will assist us in building new partnerships for children, raising awareness on child rights and rising funds for UNICEF so that we can continue our advocacy and programme efforts in the country”, said Maria-Luisa Fornara, UNICEF Acting Representative in Serbia.
As UNICEF National Ambassadors, Jelena and Ana will use their names and their fame to advocate for the rights of children and adolescents in Serbia. In this respect, they will contribute to the positive changes that are occurring for children and adolescents in Serbia.
Jelena will take a special interest in adolescents and young people and her work will be directed towards the promotion of their rights. Ana’s contribution will be in the fields of education and child protection.
UNICEF Ambassadors are well-known personalities from the worlds of sports, film, music, theatre who are willing to do their utmost to mobilise support for children among the general public, to help change policies and strategies for children in line with the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and to raise funds for UNICEF programmes.
Jelena and Ana have now joined the other two UNICEF National Ambassadors in Serbia - Aleksandar Sasha Djordjevic, a famous basketball player of national and international repute who was appointed National Ambassador in 2005, and Emir Kusturica, a world recognised film director who joined UNICEF in 2002.
UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors