The Elders Stand in Solidarity with Young People Calling for Critical Climate Action

The Elders Stand in Solidarity with Young People Calling for Critical Climate Action Sep 20, 2019

Ahead of the Climate Summit that will take place in New York on 23 September 2019, The Elders call on world leaders to take the radical and decisive action needed to curb global emissions, end reliance on fossil fuels and to keep global temperature rises to 1.5 degrees Celsius. More
Game of Thrones Star Travels to the Amazon to Discover Real Story Behind the Fires

Game of Thrones Star Travels to the Amazon to Discover Real Story Behind the Fires Sep 19, 2019

Game of Thrones star and UNDP Goodwill Ambassador Nikolaj Coster-Waldau has just returned from a fact-finding journey to Peru, where he traveled deep into the jungles of the Amazon with the UN agency to get to the bottom of the causes – and the impacts – of the fires. More
The Elders Call on Zimbabwe's Leaders to Place Citizens' Needs Over Party Interests

The Elders Call on Zimbabwe's Leaders to Place Citizens' Needs Over Party Interests Sep 9, 2019

The Elders today called on Zimbabwe’s political leaders and all figures in authority to commit to a truly inclusive national dialogue and prioritise the economic and social needs of ordinary citizens over party politics, factionalism and self-interest. More
The Elders Back NHI Health Reforms in South Africa to Build Social Solidarity

The Elders Back NHI Health Reforms in South Africa to Build Social Solidarity Sep 6, 2019

The Elders have expressed their support for the National Health Insurance (NHI) reforms proposed by South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa, and urged all stakeholders to act with ambition and urgency to improve publicly-funded healthcare and build social solidarity. More
Ricky Martin to Headline Yucatan for Peace Concert

Ricky Martin to Headline Yucatan for Peace Concert Aug 27, 2019

Superstar and philanthropist, Ricky Martin will headline the “Yucatan for Peace” Concert as part of the events an activities taking place in celebration of the 17th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates taking place in Merida, Yucatan. More
JK Rowling To Receive 2019 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Ripple of Hope Award

JK Rowling To Receive 2019 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Ripple of Hope Award Aug 14, 2019

Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights today announced its 2019 Ripple of Hope laureates: U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, JK Rowling, writer of the renowned Harry Potter series and founder of the children’s charity Lumos; Wendy Abrams, environmental activist and founder of Cool Globes, Inc; and Glen Tullman, founder and executive chairman of Livongo Health. More
Geena Davis And UN Women Chat About This Changes Everything Film

Geena Davis And UN Women Chat About This Changes Everything Film Aug 8, 2019

On 5 August, UN Women broadcasted a Facebook Live conversation with Academy-Award winning actor and activist Geena Davis, ahead of the premiere of the film, This Changes Everything. More
BTS and UNICEF Call on Young People to Spread Kindness

BTS and UNICEF Call on Young People to Spread Kindness Jul 31, 2019

Global super stars and UNICEF supporters BTS have today – on UN International Day of Friendship – released an exclusive video that calls on young people to brighten someone’s day with kindness, as part of UNICEF’s campaign to #ENDviolence in and around schools. More
The Elders Warn of Escalating Nuclear Tensions Following Termination of INF Treaty

The Elders Warn of Escalating Nuclear Tensions Following Termination of INF Treaty Jul 30, 2019

The Elders warned today that the imminent termination of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty between the United States and Russia risks sparking an ever greater escalation of nuclear tensions and a breakdown of global security structures. More
Nadia Nadim Named UNESCO Champion for Girls' and Women's Education

Nadia Nadim Named UNESCO Champion for Girls' and Women's Education Jul 18, 2019

UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay on 5 July named Nadia Nadim, the Afghan-born Danish football striker for the French women’s Paris Saint-Germain team, UNESCO Champion for Girls’ and Women’s Education. More
The United Nations and The Angry Birds Movie 2 Join Forces on the ActNow Campaign

The United Nations and The Angry Birds Movie 2 Join Forces on the ActNow Campaign Jul 15, 2019

The Angry Birds and the green piggies have joined forces with the United Nations in support of its ActNow climate campaign, a global call for citizen action on climate change. More
Exclusive Podcast Interview Reveals What’s Keeping Cate Blanchett Awake at Night’

Exclusive Podcast Interview Reveals What’s Keeping Cate Blanchett Awake at Night’ Jul 9, 2019

In an exclusive interview just released, actor Cate Blanchett discusses details of her experiences meeting refugees all over the world and how being a mother has informed and inspired her work with refugees. More
Pau Gasol Named Global Champion for Nutrition and Zero Childhood Obesity by UNICEF

Pau Gasol Named Global Champion for Nutrition and Zero Childhood Obesity by UNICEF Jul 4, 2019

NBA All-Star player and two-time NBA champion Pau Gasol has been appointed as a Global Champion for Nutrition and Zero Childhood Obesity by UNICEF. More
Sofia Carson Visits UNICEF Programming in Brazil

Sofia Carson Visits UNICEF Programming in Brazil Jun 25, 2019

UNICEF Supporter Sofia Carson traveled with UNICEF USA to Recife, Brazil this week to promote the rights and well-being of every child. More
The Elders Call For End to Gulf Brinkmanship, Urge Iran to Continue to Abide by JCPOA

The Elders Call For End to Gulf Brinkmanship, Urge Iran to Continue to Abide by JCPOA Jun 25, 2019

The Elders today called on all states to refrain from any actions or rhetoric that could further inflame tensions in the Gulf region and the wider Middle East. More
The Elders' Statement on UK Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia

The Elders' Statement on UK Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia Jun 21, 2019

The Elders welcome today’s ruling that UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia for use in Yemen have been unlawful. More
Soccer Aid for UNICEF Raises Record-Breaking £6,774,764

Soccer Aid for UNICEF Raises Record-Breaking £6,774,764 Jun 18, 2019

Soccer Aid for UNICEF 2019, broadcast live and exclusively on ITV and STV this week, has raised a record-breaking £6,774,764 so far – over £1m more than last year’s on the night total – for Unicef’s vital work keeping children around the world happy, healthy and safe to play. More
Helena Christensen Appointed Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR

Helena Christensen Appointed Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR Jun 14, 2019

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, today announced the appointment of model, photographer and humanitarian supporter, Helena Christensen as its newest Goodwill Ambassador. More
Stars Unite At Soccer Aid For UNICEF Gala

Stars Unite At Soccer Aid For UNICEF Gala Jun 14, 2019

Soccer Aid for UNICEF players including Usain Bolt, Niall Horan, Jamie Redknapp and Sir Mo Farah joined more than 250 guests for a star-studded gala tonight at the Science Museum in South Kensington, raising a staggering £425,000 to support Unicef’s vital work protecting children in danger around the world. More
Angelina Jolie Visits Colombia With UNHCR

Angelina Jolie Visits Colombia With UNHCR Jun 10, 2019

UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie traveled to Colombia’s border area with Venezuela on Friday to assess the humanitarian response to the exodus of Venezuelan refugees and migrants – the largest and fastest movement of people in Latin America’s recent history. More
The Elders Call on Egypt’s al-Sisi to Uphold AU Commitments on Sudan Transition

The Elders Call on Egypt’s al-Sisi to Uphold AU Commitments on Sudan Transition Jun 10, 2019

The Elders today called on Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, current Chair of the African Union, to clearly and unequivocally uphold the AU’s commitment to an inclusive, democratic transition to civilian rule in Sudan following the recent killings of protesters. More
David Beckham and UNICEF Kick Off Parenting Month

David Beckham and UNICEF Kick Off Parenting Month Jun 3, 2019

Kicking off on Saturday the first-ever global Parenting Month, the United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, is calling on world leaders to invest in family-friendly policies that support parents to give their children “the best start in life”. More
Orlando Bloom Visits Children Displaced by Cyclone Idai in Mozambique

Orlando Bloom Visits Children Displaced by Cyclone Idai in Mozambique May 31, 2019

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom visited Mozambique this week, where 1.1 million children remain in urgent need of humanitarian assistance in the aftermath of tropical cyclones Idai and Kenneth. More
Priyanka Chopra Jonas Visits Ethiopia With UNICEF

Priyanka Chopra Jonas Visits Ethiopia With UNICEF May 28, 2019

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Priyanka Chopra Jonas travelled to Ethiopia this week to meet refugee children who have fled their countries due to conflict and humanitarian crises. More
The Elders Welcome Ethiopia’s Political Reforms and Urge Full Respect for Rule of Law

The Elders Welcome Ethiopia’s Political Reforms and Urge Full Respect for Rule of Law May 28, 2019

The Elders welcomed the wide-ranging reforms in Ethiopia introduced by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and called on all leaders in the country to uphold the rule of law, foster a sense of national unity and defend the rights of refugees and displaced people. More
The Elders Reaffirm Support for Colombia’s Peace Process

The Elders Reaffirm Support for Colombia’s Peace Process May 24, 2019

The Elders today reaffirmed their support for the historic peace deal between the Government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and urged President Ivan Duque to continue to work for its full implementation. More
David Harewood Addresses MPs at Soccer Aid For UNICEF Parliamentary Event

David Harewood Addresses MPs at Soccer Aid For UNICEF Parliamentary Event May 22, 2019

This week, actor David Harewood met members of parliament at a Soccer Aid for UNICEF event at the Houses of Parliament to support the Great Big Kickabout. More
The Elders Welcome Ethiopia’s Commitment to Primary Health Care and Digital Innovation

The Elders Welcome Ethiopia’s Commitment to Primary Health Care and Digital Innovation May 22, 2019

The Elders met Ethiopia’s State Minister of Health, Dr. Lia Tadesse, on 20 May 2019 to learn more about the country’s efforts to achieve Universal Health Coverage. More
Your Chance To Meet Sophie Turner And The X-Men Cast

Your Chance To Meet Sophie Turner And The X-Men Cast May 15, 2019

Here’s your chance to meet Sophie Turner at the premiere of X-Men: Dark Phoenix. More
Gordon Brown Launches Christian Aid Week

Gordon Brown Launches Christian Aid Week May 15, 2019

Gordon Brown today launched Christian Aid Week 2019 at an event in London in which he spoke powerfully about the moral and ethical need for aid and international development, made the case against nationalism and isolation and praised the charity’s work across the world. More