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Ana Ivanovic

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Ana Ivanovic, UNICEF National Ambassador for Serbia, talking to journalists at the inauguration press conference

Ana Ivanovic, the world No. 2 tennis player, has been inaugurated on September 14, 2007 a UNICEF National Ambassador for Serbia at an official ceremony in Belgrade-based primary school “Vladimir Rolovic”. The newly appointed Ambassador has donated funds for the “School without Violence” Programme, which will enable three additional schools in Serbia to begin to implement this programme. 
 
“This is a great honour for me to be invited to be UNICEF Ambassador”, said Ana. “I love children, and I relish this opportunity to help them in some small way. I’m looking forward to supporting UNICEF’s ‘child-friendly schools’ concept. Serbia is already on a good way in this respect thanks to UNICEF's activities. I will give my contribution and hope that it will add up to the positive changes that are occurring for children in Serbia."

As UNICEF Ambassador, Ana Ivanovic will use her name and fame to advocate for the full realisation of child rights in Serbia, especially in the areas of education and child protection.

“We are happy that Ms. Ana Ivanovic, the world-famous and loved tennis player, has joined the  UNICEF family by accepting to perform for us the voluntary position of a National Ambassador”, said Ms. Maria-Luisa Fornara, UNICEF Acting Representative in Serbia. “She has thus demonstrated her firm commitment to promote the rights of all children through the power and potential of sport and to further UNICEF’s mission in building Serbia fit for children.”

Visit Ana's official website

 

 

Ana was presented with many charming drawings by children of "Vladimir Rolovic" primary school shortly before her UNICEF National Ambassador inauguration.

Below is a selection of the drawings, by the following child-artists.

1) Jovana Nikcevic,
2) Milica, Sandra, Tamara and Ivana
3) Igor Stikovac.

 

map of school in Serbia for which Ana provided funds to implement "School without Violence" programme

 

 

 
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