Celebrities attract attention, so they are in a position to focus the world’s eyes on the needs of children. They have access to those with the power to effect change. They can use their talents and fame to fundraise and support UNICEF’s mission to ensure every child’s right to health, education, equality and protection.
Among UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors worldwide are many well-known personalities: actors, sportsmen, musicians and public figures. They support UNICEF by drawing public attention to child-related problems and help mobilize resources for programme implementation. Involvement of famous people in children’s lives opens up new prospects and opportunities for them.
UNICEF was the first of many ‘causes’ to enlist the help of celebrities. Danny Kaye pioneered the role of Ambassador-at-Large in 1954; it was taken on by Audrey Hepburn and others, building up into the current distinguished roster of international, regional and national goodwill ambassadors, celebrities spokespersons and advocates. Among those helping UNICEF are football player David Backham and tennis champion Roger Federer, actors Sir Roger Moore and Jackie Chan, singer Robbie Williams, actress Whoopi Goldberg, chess player Anatoly Karpov, film director Emir Kusturica
Learn more on UNICEF's Goodwill Ambassadors and our partnerships with celebrities worldwide
In Ukraine, UNICEF is open to new partnership with celebrities to advocate for children rights. In the past, our activities were supported by: