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David Beckham Activity Highlights

2017 • November • UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham joined UNICEF to celebrated World Children's Day - 20 November - a day for children, by children, all over the world to help save children's lives, fight for their rights and help them fulfil their potential.  David Beckham was featured in a short film, where he quizzed children about their views on the world.  He also took part in a Facebook Live event, where the roles were reversed and he was interviewed by children, responding to questions from all over the world and visited Kentish Town Church of England Primary School in London, UK, where he met with pupils aged five to 11 to discuss the issues that affect them most.

2016 • December • David Beckham joined other high level UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors at the UNICEF 70th anniversary event in New York and called for a fair chance for every child.  He was interviewed by a youth co-host about his 11-years as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. (Press Release 

2016 • December • To help increase awareness of the need to end all forms of violence against children, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham worked with UNICEF to create a powerful film highlighting how violence and abuse can mark children forever. Within 48 hours of being released, the film received 14.7 million views on social media channels helping to draw much-needed attention to this silent crisis which is affecting children in every corner of the world (Press Release)

2015 • September • A unique installation that brings the voices of children and young people to the heart of the United Nations General Assembly was unveiled today by UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake, and two young people from UNICEF Voices of Youth initiative. (Press Release)

2015 • February • Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham and UNICEF launched a groundbreaking initiative, 7: The David Beckham UNICEF Fund, to protect millions of children around the world from danger. Marking Beckham’s 10th year as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, ‘7’ is David’s personal commitment over the next decade to helping the world’s most vulnerable children. (Press Release)

2014 • February • UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham spent his Valentine’s Day visiting young survivors of Typhoon Haiyan. For two days, Mr. Beckham toured Tacloban and the surrounding areas, which were among the hardest hit when the powerful storm ripped through the central Philippines 98 days ago. (Newsline)

2012 • July • Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham visited UK Prime Minister, David Cameron, and handed him a letter, co-signed by over 50 sports and entertainment stars, to urge him to make a commitment to reduce the number of children suffering from the effects of lack of nutrition; to reduce ‘stunting’ in young children.

2011 • December • Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham made a surprise visit to a UNICEF-supported children's shelter in Manila where he met with children who once lived and worked in the streets of the capital.

2011 • July • In support of UNICEF's efforts in the Horn of Africa, David Beckham posted an open letter on his facebook page, appealing to fans to help UNICEF save Somalian children dying of hunger.   

2009 • December • Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham was in South Africa to highlight the global progress that has been made on preventing Mother-to-Child Transmission (PMTC) of HIV. (Newsline)

2008 • October • In Sierra Leone Mr. Beckham travelled with UNICEF to draw attention to the issue of child survival. He visited a health clinic in Makeni, Bombali District in the northern province, which has the highest number of under-five child deaths in the country. At a feeding centre for severely malnourished children, Mr. Beckham visited babies who had survived on water because their mothers were malnourished and unable to breastfeed. (UNICEF Newsline) (UNICEF UK)

2005 • January •  In Copenhagen, Denmark, Mr. Beckham toured the UNICEF facilities where supplies were being coordinated to help the 1.5 million children affected by the Indian Ocean tsunami. Following the tour, he recorded a public service announcement which was used to launch the UNICEF fundraising campaign for tsunami emergency relief operations. (Sports for Development) (UNICEF UK)

2005 • December •  In New York, on World AIDS Day, Mr. Beckham, along with fellow Goodwill Ambassadors Amitabh Bachchan, Whoopi Goldberg, Robbie Williams, Liam Neeson and Pierce Brosnan, recorded special television messages for the global campaign on children and AIDS. (Press Release)

2003 • January •  In the United Kingdom, Mr. Beckham was a member of the Manchester United Football Club when the team began the ‘United for UNICEF’ partnership with the UK Committee. (UNICEF UK)





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