Goodwill Ambassadors

UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Nicole Kidman travelled to Haiti in 2010 after the devastating earthquake, visiting the only shelter for women survivors of violence. Photo: UN Women/Catianne Tijerina.
Photo: UN Women/Catianne Tijerina

Since the early 1950s, the United Nations has enlisted the volunteer services and support of prominent personalities from the worlds of art, music, film, sport and literature to highlight key issues and to draw attention to its activities. Over the years, many persons of international stature have lent their names, talents and time to support UN programmes—a number of UN Secretariat units and separately funded and administered Funds and Programmes of the United Nations have designated such individuals as Goodwill Ambassadors or celebrity advocates, who are working on behalf of the United Nations worldwide.

UN Women’s goodwill ambassadors

Ms. Danai Gurira
Actor and playwright

Ms. Nicole Kidman, AC
Academy Award–winning actor

Ms. Emma Watson
Award-winning actor

Ms. Anne Hathaway
Award-winning actor

Ms. Marta Vieira da Silva
World-renowned soccer player

UN Women’s national or regional ambassadors

Ms. Demet Evgar (Türkiye)

Mr. Farhan Akhtar (South Asia)

HRH Princess Bajrakitiyabha Mahidol

Ms. Cindy Sirinya Bishop (Asia and the Pacific)
Model and activist

Ms. Jaha Dukureh (Africa)

Mr. Tong Dawei (China)

Ms. Sania Mirza (South Asia)
Tennis superstar

Ms. Hai Qing (China)

Ms. Camila Pitanga (Brazil)
Actress and activist

Ms. Muniba Mazari (Pakistan)
Artist and motivational speaker