Thursday, 8 October 2009
FIVE NEW UN GOODWILL AMBASSADORS NAMED TO HELP COMBAT HUNGER
Margarita Cedeño de Fernández
A First Lady, a nine-time Olympic gold medallist, a famous fashion designer and two singers were named United Nations Goodwill Ambassadors as part of the world body’s efforts to feed more than a billion currently undernourished people.
The Dominican Republic’s First Lady Margarita Cedeño de Fernández, French fashion designer Pierre Cardin, United States athlete Carl Lewis, Indonesian singer and songwriter Anggun and Colombian singer Fanny Lu will be officially awarded the title by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization on World Food Day in October 16 in Rome.
Goodwill Ambassadors are appointed by the UN and its agencies to drum up public awareness and funding for UN programmes.