20 Years - The Convention on the Rights of the Child

Mia Farrow

Internationally acclaimed actress and humanitarian activist Mia Farrow was appointed a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in September 2000. A powerful advocate for children, she campaigns tirelessly for their rights around the world, with a special focus on children affected by armed conflict.

Ms. Farrow has worked extensively to raise funds and awareness for children whose lives are marred by violence in numerous countries, including Angola, Chad, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Haiti and Nigeria. Along with her son Ronan, a UNICEF Spokesperson for Youth, she has visited the Darfur region of Sudan several times to highlight the devastating impact of continued violence on women and children there.

Born in Los Angeles, Ms. Farrow was the first American actress to be accepted as a member of London's Royal Shakespeare Company. Her performance in Roman Polanski's 1968 film Rosemary's Baby was widely acclaimed, and since then she has made more than 40 films, including, The Great Gatsby, The Purple Rose of Cairo, Hannah and her Sisters, Alice, The Omen and Be Kind Rewind.

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