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
Lilly Singh Visits South Africa To Meet Students Affected By Violence In School

Lilly Singh Visits South Africa To Meet Students Affected By Violence In School Jul 26, 2018

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, Lilly Singh, travelled to South Africa this week to meet children who are speaking out on classroom violence and bullying, as part of UNICEF’s work to end violence in schools. More
International Jazz Day 2018 Comes To A Close

International Jazz Day 2018 Comes To A Close May 2, 2018

International Jazz Day 2018 came to a phenomenal close this week in St. Petersburg, following an extraordinary All-Star Global Concert at the historic Mariinsky Theatre that capped off several days of educational outreach programs across the city. More
Rihanna Attends Global Partnership For Education Financing Conference

Rihanna Attends Global Partnership For Education Financing Conference Feb 6, 2018

Ten current and three former heads of state and more than 100 ministers gathered at the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) Financing Conference, making this the highest-level education financing event of its kind. More
The Elders Express Dismay At United States And Israel Withdrawal From UNESCO

The Elders Express Dismay At United States And Israel Withdrawal From UNESCO Oct 16, 2017

The Elders have expressed dismay over the announcements by the United States and Israel that they intend to withdraw from membership of UNESCO, the UN’s education, social and cultural organisation. More
Princess Dana Firas Of Jordan Named UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador

Princess Dana Firas Of Jordan Named UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Jul 4, 2017

The Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, designated Princess Dana Firas of Jordan as UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador in a ceremony at the Organization’s Headquarters last week. More
Will Smith Hosts International Jazz Day 2017 All-Star Global Concert In Cuba

Will Smith Hosts International Jazz Day 2017 All-Star Global Concert In Cuba May 3, 2017

Following thousands of events taking place in over 190 countries, International Jazz Day 2017 culminated in a phenomenal concert streamed worldwide from Havana’s historic Gran Teatro de La Habana Alicia Alonso. More
Forest Whitaker Honored For Work In Peacebuilding, Conflict-Resolution

Forest Whitaker Honored For Work In Peacebuilding, Conflict-Resolution Jan 17, 2017

Actor and United Nations agency special envoy Forest Whitaker has been celebrated as a leader in peacebuilding and conflict-resolution, empowering young people in communities touched by violence and poverty. More
Forest Whitaker To Receive 2017 Crystal Award In Davos

Forest Whitaker To Receive 2017 Crystal Award In Davos Jan 16, 2017

Forest Whitaker, UNESCO Special Envoy for Peace and Reconciliation, will be awarded with the 2017 Crystal Award at the opening of the 47th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, on 16 January 2017. More
Stars And Leaders Attend Final Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting

Stars And Leaders Attend Final Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting Sep 19, 2016

On September 19-21, President Bill Clinton and Clinton Foundation Vice Chair Chelsea Clinton will host the 12th and final Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting in New York City. More
Global Stars Unite To Combat Illiteracy On International Literacy Day

Global Stars Unite To Combat Illiteracy On International Literacy Day Sep 8, 2016

o celebrate the 50th anniversary of International Literacy Day, 26 of the world’s most high profile personalities from film, music, politics and the arts, have joined forces to raise awareness for literacy with one common goal in mind: by 2030, no child will be born at risk of poor literacy. More
Forest Whitaker: We Need To Solve Humanitarian Crises Together

Forest Whitaker: We Need To Solve Humanitarian Crises Together May 24, 2016

On the opening day of the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, the Special Envoy of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Forest Whitaker, called on individuals, governments and international organizations to act collectively to improve humanitarian action and invest more in development aid. More
Stars Celebrate International Jazz Day With UNESCO

Stars Celebrate International Jazz Day With UNESCO May 3, 2016

Jazz is a universal message of peace that harmonizes rhythm and meaning, carries values significant for every woman and man, and provides unique opportunities for mutual understanding, the top United Nations cultural official said, as music enthusiasts around the world celebrated International Jazz Day over the weekend. More
Forest Whitaker Calls On Leaders To Ensure Benefits Of Global Goals Touch Everyone

Forest Whitaker Calls On Leaders To Ensure Benefits Of Global Goals Touch Everyone Apr 22, 2016

Peacebuilding advocate and Academy Award-winning actor Forest Whitaker addressed world leaders yesterday at the United Nations, asking them to ensure that the benefits of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can touch everyone worldwide. More
Harry Belafonte Speaks On Challenges Faced By People Of African Descent

Harry Belafonte Speaks On Challenges Faced By People Of African Descent Nov 10, 2015

Debunking the myth of racial hierarchy, United Nations experts on racial discrimination has said that it is imperative to deconstruct, on a global scale, the ideological myth of a superior race and the resulting conviction of a superior culture. More
Earth To Paris Summit Features Inspirational Speakers On Climate Change

Earth To Paris Summit Features Inspirational Speakers On Climate Change Nov 3, 2015

Earth To Paris, a coalition of partners helping to drive awareness about the connection between people and planet as well as the need for strong climate action, announced it will host “Earth To Paris—Le Hub” a two-day, high-impact, live-streamed summit on 7 and 8 December in Paris during COP21 — the United Nations climate conference to deliver a new universal climate change agreement. More
Forest Whitaker Helps Dalai Lama Celebrate 80th Birthday At Star-Studded Event

Forest Whitaker Helps Dalai Lama Celebrate 80th Birthday At Star-Studded Event Jul 7, 2015

The Peak Mind Foundation hosted His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama for an event on July 4 celebrating his 80th birthday and a lifetime devoted to spreading the message of the value of peace, kindness and universal compassion throughout the world. More
UNESCO Celebrates 4th Annual International Jazz Day

UNESCO Celebrates 4th Annual International Jazz Day May 4, 2015

In an unprecedented series of events worldwide on April 30th, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz joined together to celebrate and recognize jazz as a vehicle for freedom of expression and dialogue between cultures. More
Christiane Amanpour Named As UNESCO Ambassador

Christiane Amanpour Named As UNESCO Ambassador Apr 30, 2015

The United Nations agency mandated to promote and protect press freedom worldwide has named renowned journalist and CNN Chief International Correspondent Christiane Amanpour its Goodwill Ambassador for Freedom of Expression and Journalist Safety. More
World Leaders and Celebrities to Address Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day

World Leaders and Celebrities to Address Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day Apr 15, 2015

The Global Poverty Project and Earth Day Network have announced the list of speakers for Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day. More
United Nations Hosts Project Runway Finale

United Nations Hosts Project Runway Finale Jan 10, 2014

The United Nations is in fashion this winter. Fashionistas descended on the world body’s iconic New York Headquarters recently for the filming of the season finale of “Project Runway All Stars,” – which aired this week on Lifetime – where three finalists showcase original clothing lines inspired by their family heritages. More
Malala Yousafzai Addresses United Nations On Her Birthday

Malala Yousafzai Addresses United Nations On Her Birthday Jul 15, 2013

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl who was shot by the Taliban for attending classes, on Friday addressed hundreds of young people at the United Nations, urging them to use education as a weapon against extremism. More
Placido Domingo Named As UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador

Placido Domingo Named As UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Nov 22, 2012

The Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, appointed world-famous tenor and conductor Placido Domingo as a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador at last night’s Education For All event. More
Stars Perform Prior To International AIDS Conference

Stars Perform Prior To International AIDS Conference Jul 26, 2012

On the eve of the opening of the historic International AIDS Conference, a stellar cast of artists, political leaders, and community activists came to Washington, D.C. to mark more than three decades of the global response to the HIV epidemic. More
Shakira Launches Early Childhood Charity Initiative

Shakira Launches Early Childhood Charity Initiative Feb 24, 2010

Grammy Award-winning artist Shakira and World Bank Group President Robert B. Zoellick have launched a US$300 million joint initiative aimed at expanding development programs for young children in Latin America and the Caribbean. More
Schumacher is in the Winner’s Circle for Philanthropy

Schumacher is in the Winner’s Circle for Philanthropy Sep 17, 2006

Michael Schumacher, the world’s most successful racing driver, announced his retirement after spending years racing and raising millions for charity. More