2000 Annual Meeting of UNESCO Goodwill Ambassadors

2000 Annual Meeting of UNESCO Goodwill Ambassadors

The Director-General, Mr. Koichiro Matsuura and 18 UNESCO Goodwill Ambassadors met on July 27th 2000 at Organization Headquarters in Paris to discuss the Ambassadors? potential contribution and the Organization?s future priorities.

The Ambassadors attending the meeting were: Jose Antonio Abreu, Patrick Baudry, Pierre Cardin, Claudia Cardinale, Marin Constantin, Cheick Modibo Diarra, Miguel Angel Estrella, Vigdis Finnbogadottir, Princess Firyal, Jean-Michel Jarre, Omer Zulfu Livaneli, Kitin Munoz, Kim Phuc, Susana Rinaldi, Sheikh Ghassan I. Shaker, Zurab Tsereteli, Marianna V. Vardinoyannis and Julio Werthein.

Mr Matsuura declared to the Ambassadors: “You have accepted to use your talent and celebrity to disseminate the ideals of UNESCO.

2002 Annual Meeting of UNESCO Goodwill Ambassadors

The annual Meeting of the Goodwill Ambassadors with the Director-General Mr. Koichiro Matsuura was held on February 11th and 12th 2002 at the headquarters of UNESCO in Paris.

During the Meeting, Mr. Matsuura referred to the activities of the Organisation during 2001 and highlighted the major steps made in the field of communication and co-operation between the Ambassadors, as well as to the work of all sub-directorates of the Organisation. Mr. Matsuura referred also comprehensively to the priorities and new programmes that will start being implemented during 2002, such as:

A) The programme «Education for All» which aims at eradicating illiteracy by the year 2015.

2005 Annual Meeting of UNESCO Goodwill Ambassadors

Education for All, Education for Sustainable Development and UNESCO’’s response to natural disasters were the three themes on the agenda for the Annual Meeting of Goodwill Ambassadors, which took place on March 3 and 4, 2005 at UNESCO’s Headquarters. […]

2006 Annual Meeting of UNESCO Goodwill Ambassadors

From 15 to 16 March 2006, UNESCO Headquarters in Paris was the venue for an impressive gathering of the Organization’’s Goodwill Ambassadors. The 2006 Annual Meeting convened by the Director-General, brought together a large number of outstanding personalities. […]


2011 Annual Meeting of the UNESCO Goodwill Ambassadors

The 2011 Annual Meeting of the UNESCO Goodwill Ambassadors took place on September 12 2011, at the UNESCO’s Headquarters in Paris. Focus was turned to the countries afflicted by war and natural disasters, as well as the repercussions of the world economic crisis.
Those who joined the Meeting included: the First Lady of Azerbaijan, Mrs Mehriban Aliyeva, HRH Princess Firyal of Jordan, the former President of Lithuania Mr Valdas Adamkus, the former President of Iceland Mrs Vigdis Finnbogadottir, Mrs Marianna V. Vardinoyannis, the French composer Jean-Michel Jarre, the American actor Forest Whitaker, the Italian architect Renzo Piano, Mrs Ute-Henriette Ohoven,