UNICEF partners in Ukraine



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Audrey Hepburn joins children outside a schoold during her 1989 visit to Bangladesh to UNICEF-supported projects

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.

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Robbie Williams, David Beckham

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:

Ani Lorak
Famous pop singer, represented Ukraine in Euroviosion 2008 contest and won second prize.

Dasha Malakhova
Famous actress and TV presenter.

Liliya Podkopayeva
Olympic Champion in gymnastics.

Tina Karol
popular Ukrainian singer, joined the National Campaign Unite for Children

Andrey Kravchuk
Popular singer and actor, supported UNICEF National Campaign Unite for Children.

Ruslana Lyzhychko
Popular Ukrainian singer, winner of Eurovision 2005 contest.



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