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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.

With the Goodwill Ambassadors, the FAO intends to increase the international awareness and mobilize various sectors including governments, international organizations, the private sector, academia, farmers, public and others, and engage the support of as many people as possible in the struggle to end hunger. Each of the FAO's ambassadors have made a personal and professional commitment to address the universal humanitarian issues that underpin the FAO's mission: to build a food-secure world for present and future generations.[1] The Zero Hunger goal can become a reality if everyone works together.


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Types of AmbassadorsEdit

FAO has three types of Goodwill Ambassadors:

  • The FAO Global Goodwill Ambassadors, who are worldwide known celebrities from the worlds of arts, royalty, sports, literature, sciences and other fields of public importance.
  • The FAO Special Goodwill Ambassadors, who are high-level institutional authorities and personalities usually from the field of research or science, who have excelled in an area relevant to the one for which they become special Ambassadors. Special Ambassadors support FAO directly in raising awareness of specific issues the Organization is advocating (i.e. nutrition, International Years).
  • The FAO National Goodwill Ambassadors, who are personalities with local appeal, the work of which they support mainly within the country of their nomination.


AmbassadorsEdit

FAO Goodwill Ambassadors, and the year they were appointed:

Miriam Makeba   South Africa 1999 [2]
Dee Dee Bridgewater   United States 1999 [3]
Gina Lollobrigida   Italy 1999 [4]
Rita Levi-Montalcini   Italy 1999 [5]
Gong Li   Singapore 2000 [6]
Youssou N'Dour   Senegal 2000 [7]
Gilberto Gil   Brazil 2001 [8]
Majida El Roumi   Lebanon 2001 [9]
Albano Carrisi   Italy 2001 [10]
Mory Kanté   Guinea 2001 [11]
Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie   Bahamas 2002 [12]
Roberto Baggio   Italy 2002 [13]
Massimo Ranieri   Italy 2002 [14]
Dionne Warwick   United States 2002 [15]
Italian Singers’ Soccer Team   Italy 2002 [16]
Khaled   Algeria 2003 [17]
Maná   Mexico 2003 [17]
Noa   Israel 2003 [17]
Justine Pasek   Panama,   Poland 2003 [17]
Oumou Sangaré   Mali 2003[17]
Raúl   Spain 2004 [18]
Carla Fracci   Italy 2004 [19]
Ronan Keating   Ireland 2005 [20]
Beatrice Faumuina   New Zealand 2005 [21]
Chucho Valdés   Cuba 2006 [22]
María Gloria Penayo De Duarte   Paraguay 2006 [23] Extraordinary Ambassador
Carl Lewis   United States 2009 [24]
Anggun   Indonesia,   France 2009 [24]
Margarita Cedeño de Fernández   Dominican Republic 2009 [24]
Pierre Cardin   France 2009 [24]
Fanny Lu   Colombia 2009 [24]
Raoul Bova   Italy 2010 [25]
Susan Sarandon   United States 2010 [25]
Celine Dion   Canada 2010 [25]
Lea Salonga   Philippines 2010 [25]
Patrick Vieira   France 2010 [26]
Jeremy Irons   United Kingdom 2011 [27]
Evo Morales   Bolivia 2012[28] Special Ambassador to the FAO for the International Year of Quinoa
HRH Prince Laurent of Belgium   Belgium 2014 [29] Special Ambassador to the FAO for Forests and the Environment
HM Queen Letizia of Spain   Spain 2015 [30] Special Ambassador to the FAO for Nutrition
Leyla Aliyeva   Azerbaijan 2015 [31]
Abdelouahab Zaid   United Arab Emirates 2015 [32]
Bharrat Jagdeo   Guyana 2015 [33] Special Ambassador to the FAO for Forests and the Environment
HM Letsie III of Lesotho   Lesotho 2016 [34] Special Ambassador to the FAO for Nutrition
Joyce Boye   Canada 2016 [35] Special Ambassador to the FAO for the International Year of Pulses
Kadambot Siddique   India 2016 [35] Special Ambassador to the FAO for the International Year of Pulses
Maggie Habib   Egypt 2016 [35] Special Ambassador to the FAO for the International Year of Pulses
Jenny Chandler   United Kingdom 2016 [35] Special Ambassador to the FAO for the International Year of Pulses
Patricia Juárez Arango   Mexico 2016 [35] Special Ambassador to the FAO for the International Year of Pulses
Elizabeth Mpofu   Zimbabwe 2016 [35] Special Ambassador to the FAO for the International Year of Pulses
Carlo Petrini   Italy 2016 [36] Special Ambassador to the FAO for Zero Hunger
Guadalupe Valdez   Dominican Republic 2016 [36] Special Ambassador to the FAO for Zero Hunger
HRH Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand   Thailand 2016 [36] Special Ambassador to the FAO for Zero Hunger
Kanayo F. Nwanze   Nigeria 2017 [36] Special Ambassador to the FAO for Zero Hunger
Darine El Khatib   Lebanon 2017 [36] Special Ambassador to the FAO for Zero Hunger
Katsuhiro Nakamura   Japan 2017 [37]
Hiroko Kuniya   Japan 2017 [37]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  3. ^ http://www.fao.org/tempref/GI/Reserved/ambassadors/finalVersion/amb/bridgewater_en.htm
  4. ^ http://www.fao.org/tempref/GI/Reserved/ambassadors/finalVersion/amb/lollobrigida_en.htm
  5. ^ http://www.fao.org/tempref/GI/Reserved/ambassadors/finalVersion/amb/montalcini_en.htm
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  15. ^ http://www.fao.org/tempref/GI/Reserved/ambassadors/finalVersion/amb/warwick_en.htm
  16. ^ http://www.fao.org/tempref/GI/Reserved/ambassadors/finalVersion/amb/TIS_SoccerTeam_en.htm
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  18. ^ http://www.fao.org/newsroom/en/news/2004/51279/index.html
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  25. ^ a b c d http://www.fao.org/news/story/en/item/46432/icode/
  26. ^ http://www.fao.org/news/story/pt/item/42341/icode/
  27. ^ https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-us-canada-15344164/jeremy-irons-takes-on-un-world-food-ambassador-role
  28. ^ http://www.fao.org/news/story/en/item/148887/icode/
  29. ^ http://www.fao.org/members-gateway/news/detail/en/c/236984/
  30. ^ http://www.fao.org/news/story/en/item/293476/icode/
  31. ^ http://www.fao.org/director-general/newsroom/news/detail/en/c/326998/
  32. ^ http://www.fao.org/director-general/newsroom/news/detail/en/c/358464/
  33. ^ http://www.fao.org/about/meetings/cofo/daily-highlights/thursday-friday/en/
  34. ^ http://www.fao.org/news/story/en/item/456262/icode/
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  37. ^ a b http://www.fao.org/news/story/en/item/885019/icode//

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