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Goodwill Ambassadors Archive

Inspired by the 50th anniversary of UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors (Danny Kaye was appointed in December 1954), the UNICEF Broadcast Unit researched its archives for original and forgotten footage of its Goodwill Ambassadors through the years.  Archived footage of a selection of these amassadors was loosely edited into video news packages for the Goodwill Ambassador Archive series.

Harry Belafonte
Appointed March 1987. Harry Belafonte is known worldwide for his accomplishments as a recording artist and concert singer, as an actor and a producer, and for his commitment to human rights.

Mia Farrow
Appointed September 2000, during the first Global Polio Partners Summit at the UN. Farrow has done much to draw attention to efforts to eradicate polio since her appointment.

Audrey Hepburn, Tape 2: 1990-1991
She was very involved in pushing for the rights of the child, especially with the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Danny Kaye
Appointed 1954. He was one of the world's most beloved entertainers and also the original UNICEF celebrity representative. He made numerous mission trips and UNICEF films until his death in 1987.

Tetsuko Kuroyanagi
Appointed 1984. She is an acclaimed actress and popular television host in Japan. She uses her television shows to open eyes to situations in countries around the world.

Sir Roger Moore
Appointed August 1991. He is best known for his role as James Bond. But his missions for UNICEF lead him on different tasks: to eradicate illness and eliminate poverty.

Nana Mouskouri
Appointed October 1993. Her ability to speak (and sing) in many languages has made her an ideal spokesperson for UNICEF, and she has taken every opportunity to promote the rights of children, both in special field missions and while on concert tours.

Youssou N'Dour
Appointed April 1991. A Senegalese singer and performer, he is known as ‘the authentic and unforgettable voice of modern Africa’ and is very active in social issues.

Vanessa Redgrave
Appointed June 1995. An internationally acclaimed actress, she is also widely known as a passionate activist for children and peace and reconciliation.

Susan Sarandon
Appointed 1999. She has devoted her talents to supporting efforts to relieve hunger, promote women’s issues and help children in need and people with HIV/AIDS around the world.

Sir Peter Ustinov
Appointed 1969. For more than 30 years, he has supported UNICEF by visiting countries, making television specials and attending media and fundraising events. He is celebrated worldwide as an actor and producer, novelist, playwright and raconteur.

Maxim Vengerov
Appointed July 1997. A Siberian violin virtuoso, he uses his music to help raise awareness and inspire children. He helps raise money for UNICEF through his successful concert tours.


 

 

 

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