U.N. Goodwill Ambassadors
United Nations Goodwill Ambassadors are prominent individuals who volunteer to highlight important areas of the U.N.'s work. Actors, athletes, authors and musicians use their celebrity to raise awareness of the issues faced by victims of poverty, famine, and violence worldwide. Goodwill ambassadors make widely publicized visits to the world's most troubled locales, and make appeals on behalf of their people. Here are some of the stars who use their famous names to promote causes close to their hearts.
Civil Rights Activist, World Leader, Writer / 1918 - 2013
Nelson Mandela became the first black president of South Africa in 1994, serving until 1999. A symbol of global peacemaking, he won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993.
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profile name: Nelson Mandela profile occupation: Civil Rights Activist, World Leader, Writer
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profile name: Angelina Jolie profile occupation: Activist, Film Actress, Director
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