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  • Projects and activities supported by UNESCO Goodwill Ambassadors
  • Mr Ara Abramian - Dialogue among Civilizations

  • Mr Valdas Adamkus - Construction of Knowledge Societies

  • Mrs Mehriban Aliyeva - Promotion and safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage, especially oral traditions and expressions

  • Mrs Alicia Alonso - Promotion of ballet dancing (Programme of Intangible Heritage)

  • Mr Patrick Baudry - Education of young people through seminars, science conferences and projects in the field

  • Mr Pierre Bergé - Campaign against HIV/AIDS, human rights, Cultural Heritage

  • Mrs Montserrat Caballé - Fundraising for children in distress and victims of war

  • Mr Pierre Cardin - Promotion of the Tchernobyl Programme, creation of the Six Flags of Tolerance in 1995 and distribution in UNESCO Member States

  • Mrs Claudia Cardinale - Promotion of women's rights, especially for women in the Mediterranean; Environment issues

    Mr Cheick Modibo Diarra - Promotion of education, especially in sciences, sustainable development in Africa

  • Mr Miguel Angel Estrella - Promotion of Culture of Peace and tolerance through music

  • Mrs Vigdis Finnbogadottir - Promotion of linguistic diversity, women's rights, education

  • H.R.H. Princess Firyal - Promotion of the Education for All initiative, humanitarian actions, World Heritage, women's rights, especially Arab women

  • Mr Ivry Gitlis - Support of education and Culture of Peace and Tolerance

  • Mrs Christine Hakim - Teacher education in South East Asia

  • H.R.H. the Princess of Hanover - Protection of children and the family, empowerment of women and girls in Africa

  • Mrs Bahia Hariri - Preservation of World Heritage, education, culture, women's rights and sustainable development in the Arab world

    Mr Jean-Michel Jarre - protection of the environment (water, fight aginst desertification, renewable energies), youth and tolerance, safeguarding of World Heritage

  • Mr Omer Zülfü Livaneli - Promotion of peace and polerance through music and promotion of human rights

  • H.R.H. Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg - Education, Women's rights, microfinance and campaign against poverty

  • H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand - Empowerment of Minority Children and the Preservation of their Intangible Cultural Heritage

  • Prof Jean Malaurie - in charge of arctic polar issues, promoting environmental issues and safeguarding the culture and knowledge of the peoples of the Great North

  • H.E. Mr Nelson Mandela was designated UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador in recognition of his outstanding leadership in the fight against apartheid and racial discrimination, in his country and worldwide; for his dedication to reconciliation between different communities; his unfailing commitment to democracy, equality and learning; his support for all the oppressed of the Earth; and his exemplary contribution to international peace and understanding

  • Mrs Lily Marinho - Promotion of Culture of Peace; poverty issues

  • Mrs Rigoberta Menchu Tum - Promotion of Culture of Peace, protection of rights of indigenous people

  • H.R.H. Lalla Meryem of Morocco - Protection of childhood and women's rights

  • Mr Kitín Muńoz - Protection and promotion of indigenous cultures and their environment

  • Mrs Ute-Henriette Ohoven - UNESCO Special Ambassador for Education of Children in Need

  • Mrs Cristina Owen-Jones - HIV/AIDS Prevention Education Programme

  • Mrs Kim Phuc - Protection and education for children, orphans and innocent victims of war

  • Mrs Susana Rinaldi - Street children, Culture of Peace

  • H. E. Sheikh Ghassan I. Shaker - Fundraising, children and women in need, victims of war, education, microfinance

  • Mr Madanjeet Singh - Founder of the South Asia Foundation, which promotes regional cooperation through education and sustainable development. In 1995, the UNESCO Executive Board established a biannual "UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize for the Promotion of Tolerance and Non-Violence"


  • Mr Zurab Tsereteli - Cultural and artistic projects

  • Mr Giancarlo Elia Valori - Safeguarding of Intangible Heritage

  • Mrs Marianna Vardinoyannis - Protection of childhood; promotion of cultural olympics; humanitarian relief for war victims

  • Mrs Milú Villela - Voluntary Action and Basic Education in Latin America

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