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Harry Belafonte’s involvement with UNICEF

Over the years, Mr. Belafonte’s dedication and generosity of spirit has helped set a high standard for the role of Goodwill Ambassador.  He has been an eloquent campaigner for the world’s children. He has met with presidents, parliamentarians, and members of civil society to champion the cause of UNICEF and help create partnerships for children. In 1997, UNICEF honoured Mr. Belafonte for ten years of service as a Goodwill Ambassador in a ceremony attended by then Secretary General Kofi Annan.
As the chairman of the 1987 International Symposium of Artists and Intellectuals for African Children in Senegal, he set the tone with the message that millions of child deaths each year could be prevented through simple measures such as immunization.  Mr. Belafonte has been outspoken about issues that have a negative impact on children’s lives, frequently alerting the media following his field visits. For example, he has seen and spoken about the dire need for primary health care in Mozambique, inadequate care for children affected by HIV/AIDS in South Africa, and the plight of abandoned children in Rwanda.
(Unicef Official Website, About Unicef: Who We Are, September 2011)

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Goodwill Ambassador – Harry Belafonte
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