WHO Goodwill Ambassador
WHO Goodwill Ambassadors are celebrity advocates of the World Health Organization (WHO)
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 and use their talent and fame to advocate for health
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 and well-being.

List of Goodwill Ambassadors

WHO Goodwill Ambassadors, and the year they were appointed:
  • Peng Liyuan
    Peng Liyuan
    Peng Liyuan is one of the top Chinese folk music singers, and a performer popularized by her regular appearances on the annual CCTV New Year's Gala, a widely viewed mainland Chinese television program that airs during Chinese New Year...

    , Chinese vocal artist. Goodwill Ambassador for Tuberculosis
    Tuberculosis, MTB, or TB is a common, and in many cases lethal, infectious disease caused by various strains of mycobacteria, usually Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Tuberculosis usually attacks the lungs but can also affect other parts of the body...

     and HIV/AIDS (2011).
  • Sandra Roelofs
    Sandra Roelofs
    Sandra Elisabeth Roelofs is a Dutch linguist and the First Lady of Georgia since 2004, when her husband Mikheil Saakashvili assumed the presidency.-Biography:...

    , First Lady of Georgia
    Georgia (country)
    Georgia is a sovereign state in the Caucasus region of Eurasia. Located at the crossroads of Western Asia and Eastern Europe, it is bounded to the west by the Black Sea, to the north by Russia, to the southwest by Turkey, to the south by Armenia, and to the southeast by Azerbaijan. The capital of...

    . WHO Goodwill Ambassador in the European Region for the health-related Millennium Development Goals
    Millennium Development Goals
    The Millennium Development Goals are eight international development goals that all 193 United Nations member states and at least 23 international organizations have agreed to achieve by the year 2015...

  • Craig David
    Craig David
    Craig Ashley David is an English singer and songwriter. He has released five studio albums: Born to Do It, Slicker Than Your Average, The Story Goes..., Trust Me, Signed Sealed Delivered and a Greatest Hits album...

    , British singer. Goodwill Ambassador for the Stop TB Partnership
    Stop TB Partnership
    The Stop TB Partnership was established in 2000 to eliminate tuberculosis as a public health problem. Its 1000 partner organizations include international, nongovernmental and governmental organizations and patient groups...

  • Jet Li
    Jet Li
    The fame gained by his sports winnings led to a career as a martial arts film star, beginning in mainland China and then continuing into Hong Kong. Li acquired his screen name in 1982 in the Philippines when a publicity company thought his real name was too hard to pronounce...

    , international film star. Goodwill Ambassador (2009).
  • Nancy Brinker
    Nancy Brinker
    Nancy Goodman Brinker is the founder and CEO of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, an organization named after her only sister, Susan, who died from breast cancer in 1980 at age 36. Brinker was also United States Ambassador to Hungary from 2001 to 2003 and Chief of Protocol of the United States from...

    , Founder, Susan G. Komen for the Cure
    Susan G. Komen for the Cure
    Susan G. Komen for the Cure, formerly known as The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, often referred to as simply Komen, is the most widely known, largest and best-funded breast cancer organization in the US....

    . Goodwill Ambassador for Cancer Control (2009).
  • Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
    Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
    The Vienna Philharmonic is an orchestra in Austria, regularly considered one of the finest in the world....

    . Goodwill Ambassador (2005).
  • Liya Kebede
    Liya Kebede
    Liya Kebede is an Ethiopian model, maternal health advocate, clothing designer and actress who has appeared three times on the cover of US Vogue . According to Forbes, Kebede was eleventh-highest-paid top model in the world in 2007...

    , model. Goodwill Ambassador for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (2005).
  • Sylvie Vartan
    Sylvie Vartan
    Sylvie Vartan is a French singer. She was one of the first rock girls in France. Vartan was the most productive and active of the yé-yé style artists, considered as the toughest-sounding of those. Her performance often featured elaborate show-dance choreography. She made many appearances on French...

    , singer. Goodwill Ambassador for Maternal and Child Health in the European Region (2005).
  • Yōhei Sasakawa
    Yohei Sasakawa
    is chairman of The Nippon Foundation, the World Health Organization Goodwill Ambassador for Leprosy Elimination, and Japan's Ambassador for the Human Rights of People Affected by leprosy. As chairman of The Nippon Foundation, Japan's largest charitable foundation, he is seen as a pioneer in guiding...

    , Chairman, Nippon Foundation
    Nippon Foundation
    is a private, non-profit grant-making organization. It was established in 1962 by Ryoichi Sasakawa, the late statesman and businessman who, following World War II, was accused, albeit not convicted, of class A war crimes...

    . Goodwill Ambassador for Leprosy
    Leprosy or Hansen's disease is a chronic disease caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium leprae and Mycobacterium lepromatosis. Named after physician Gerhard Armauer Hansen, leprosy is primarily a granulomatous disease of the peripheral nerves and mucosa of the upper respiratory tract; skin lesions...

     Elimination (2001).

See also

  • FAO Goodwill Ambassador
    FAO Goodwill Ambassador
    The FAO Goodwill Ambassadors Programme was initiated in 1999. The main purpose of the programme is to increase public awareness and to disseminate information on issues related to food security, hunger and poverty in the world...

  • List of UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors
  • UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador
    UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador
    UNESCO Goodwill Ambassadors are celebrity advocates of UNESCO who use their talent or fame to spread the UNESCO ideals, especially attracting media attention...

  • UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador
    UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador
    UNFPA Goodwill Ambassadors are celebrity advocates of the United Nations Population Fund and use their talent and fame to advocate for the human right of reproductive health.-Current Goodwill Ambassadors:...

  • UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador
    UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador
    UNHCR Goodwill Ambassadors are celebrity representatives of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees who use their talent and fame to advocate for refugees.-Current Ambassadors:...

  • UNIDO Goodwill Ambassador
    UNIDO Goodwill Ambassador
    UNIDO Goodwill Ambassadors are expert advocates of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization and use their talent and experience to advocate for sustainable industrial development in developing countries...

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