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United Nations Goodwill Ambassadors

United Nations Goodwill Ambassadors

The United Nations has a great number of Goodwill Ambassadors and Messengers of Peace from all around the world (normally high level celebrities from sports or the media; and some other notable public figures) representing a wide-range of different special programs, campaigns, and the numerous United Nations specialized agencies.

According to the United Nations, "we have a tradition of enlisting the volunteer services and support of prominent individuals from the worlds of art, sport, literature, and entertainment to highlight priority issues and to draw attention to our activities."

Here is a list of UN Specialized Agencies that use Goodwill Ambassadors or Messengers of Peace. Each agency selects and designates their ambassador selections to the Secretary of the UN.

21 Goodwill Ambassador Corps

The United Nations Messengers of Peace are considered the United Nations top personalities for special focus efforts. In a number of areas, their lineup includes well-known people from around the globe.
  1. Messengers of Peace (13) Messengers of Peace Website
  2. United Nations Sport Advocacy Players (50+) Sport for Development and Peace
  3. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) (38+) FAO Goodwill Ambassadors Wikipedia
  4. International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) (1) Goodwill Ambassador, Roberto Kobeh González
  5. Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (10) UNAIDS Goodwill Ambassadors
  6. International Labor Organization ILO (5-6) ILO Website (Search Results Only)
  7. United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) (5) UNODC Goodwill Ambassadors
  8. United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) (12) UNEP Goodwill Ambassadors
  9. UN-Habitat (3+) See UN Players and the General UN Goodwill Ambassador 
  10. United Nations Conference on Trade and Development UNCTAD (1+) John Bryant
  11. United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees UNHCR (10+) UNHCR Goodwill Ambassadors
  12. United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees UNRWA (1) Mohammed Assaf
  13. United Nations Development Program UNDP (10+) UNDP Goodwill Ambassadors
  14. United Nations Population Fund UNFPA (5) UNFPA Goodwill Ambassadors and Patrons
  15. United Nations Children's Fund UNICEF (46+) UNICEF Ambassadors and Advocates
    (100+ State and Regional) Wikipedia
  16. World Food Program WFP (16) WFP Ambassadors Partners Against Hunger
  17. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization UNESCO (49+) Special Envoys; Goodwill Ambassadors plus nearly 100 Artists for Peace, and Champions for Sport
  18. World Health Organization WHO (4) WHO Goodwill Ambassadors
  19. UNIDO (3) UNIDO Goodwill Ambassadors
  20. World Tourism Organization UNWTO (3+) See UN Players and UN Goodwill Ambassadors 
  21. UN Women (5) UNIFEM Goodwill Ambassadors
There are other organizations that have goodwill ambassadors under the United Nations development like the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and other partnership iNGOs.

To the best of our knowledge the following UN Specialized agencies do not have ambassadors actively:

International Maritime Organization (IMO)
International Monetary Fund (IMF)
International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
Universal Postal Union (UPU)
World Bank Group (WBG)
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD)
International Finance Corporation (IFC)
International Development Association (IDA)
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
World Trade Organization (WTO)