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Danny Glover Activity Highlights

2013 August  Goodwill Ambassador Danny Glover joined children in Sarajevo for a friendly game of dodge ball in a show of active support of the “It’s About Ability” campaign to promote inclusion for children with disabilities. (News note)

2011 • November • Goodwill Ambassador Danny Glover recently visited Colombia where he learned about the efforts being made to protect children from sexual exploitation and violence and lent his voice to UNICEF’s call for private enterprises to support the welfare of the country’s children. (Newsline)

2010 • October • Danny Glover visited Peru to support UNICEF Peru's annual fundraising campaign 'Buena Onda' (Good Mood) dedicated to raise funds to improve the lives of Peruvian children in the country.  Glover also undertook a field trip to the Amazonian Community "Nuevo Saposoa" and visited a school where all subjects are taught in "shipibo", the indigenous language of that community.  (Newsline)

2009 • October • In Tanzania, Danny Glover supported the Zanzibar International Film Festival and used the opportunity to highlight issues related to HIV - particularly prevention of mother-to-child transmission, as well as stigma and discrimination against childen and their families affected by the virus.  (Newsline)

2007 • October • In Belgium, at the Ghent Film Festival, Mr. Glover received the Joseph Plateau Lifetime Achievement Award. UNICEF Belgium has been in partnership with the Ghent Film Festival for the past few years. 

2006 • May • In Jamaica, Mr. Glover gave a presentation at the second annual Conference on Caribbean Philanthropy. He also met with members of non-governmental organizations who work with UNICEF in addressing the issue of HIV/AIDS and its impact on children.  (Newsline)

2006 • April • In New York, Mr. Glover participated in the International Day for Mine Awareness. He joined a panel discussion on landmines with UN experts and mine activists.  (Newsline)

2005 • December • In Sao Paulo, Brazil, Mr. Glover spoke at the Banco Itaú-UNICEF Brazil Education and Participation Awards ceremony. Every two years, the ceremony honours non-governmental organizations (NGOs) working to ensure every child’s right to a quality education in Brazil.  (Newsline)

2005 • March • In Burkina Faso, Mr. Glover visited the Notre Dame of Fatima hospitality centre that cares for HIV-infected children.  (Newsline)

2005 • February • In Ethiopia, Mr. Glover chaired the opening of the Africa Unite Symposium. Following the symposium, Mr. Glover and fellow UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Angélique Kidjo participated in a benefit concert for Africa Unite.  (Newsline)

2004 • November • In Ethiopia, Mr. Glover helped raise awareness about the dangers and devastating effects of landmines on children. He visited areas that were heavily mined during the war and met with leaders, members of mine risk education school clubs and land mine survivors.  (Press Release)

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In Ethiopia, landmine survivors, all under 18 years of age, march in a procession promoting a ban on landmines, as they welcome UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Danny Glover (right) to their primary school in the village of Addis Tesfa. (November 2004)

 

 

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