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15.01.02 – ART, LITERATURE AND MUSIC

JORDAN / SHAKESPEARE SYRIA REFUGEE

Wiam Yousef Al-Ammari stopped going to school after fleeing Syria more than a year ago. However she plays a star role in "Shakespeare in Zaatari" which has inspired her to become an actress.  UNHCR

10 Apr 2014 | Read More »

UN / CONNIE BRITTON

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) appointed American actress Connie Britton as its newest Goodwill Ambassador, with a special focus on poverty eradication and women's empowerment. UNDP

2 Apr 2014 | Read More »

UN / 12 YEARS A SLAVE

The Academy Award nominated film Twelve Years a Slave was presented at the United Nations by its director Steve Mc Queen. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the film was hard to watch, but there can be no turning away "from the horrors of slavery as it was practiced then and not from the forms of slavery [...]

27 Feb 2014 | Read More »

NICARAGUA / ANGIE HARMON

Actress and UNICEF ambassador Angie Harmon recently returned from a visit to Nicaragua, where she travelled to bring attention to the horrors of child trafficking within the Central American country and across the globe. During her trip Harmon witnessed UNICEF programs to protect children from violence, exploitation and abuse and spoke with adolescent girls and boys [...]

1 Feb 2014 | Read More »

NEW YORK / KATY PERRY

Global pop superstar Katy Perry was appointed earlier this month by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) as its newest Goodwill Ambassador, with a special focus on engaging young people in efforts to improve the lives of the world's most vulnerable children and adolescents. UNICEF

26 Dec 2013 | Read More »

NY / KATY PERRY BEHIND THE SCENES

Pop star Katy Perry's official appointment as the new UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador took place on Tuesday at UNICEF house inNew York. Her journey with agency began in April this year when she visitedMadagascar, one of the poorest countries in the world. She said the trip changed her life and inspired her to write the song [...]

6 Dec 2013 | Read More »

UN / ARAB IDOL

Mohammed Assaf, winner of the winner of Arab Idol television music contest and UNRWA’s first ever “Regional Youth Ambassador for Palestine Refugees” visited the United Nations today where he participated in the Observance of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, and spoke to UNifeed. UNTV

25 Nov 2013 | Read More »

CAR / MIA FARROW

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Mia Farrow travelled to one of the 'ghost' villages in the north west region of the Central African Republic to advocate for the over 40,000 people who have been displaced by recent violence. UNICEF

14 Nov 2013 | Read More »

UN / LANG LANG

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon designated world-renowned pianist Lang Lang from China as a UN Messenger of Peace with a special focus on global education. Lang Lang said the world is "having a problem with education" and that because of his young age he "will be able to connect with young people" and help "make a better [...]

28 Oct 2013 | Read More »

NY / UN LEGO

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today (20 September) added the last LEGO piece to a large scale LEGO model of the United Nations' Headquarters, as part of the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit focused on "Architects of a Better World." UNTV

20 Sep 2013 | Read More »

 

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