UNODC Goodwill Ambassadors

UNODC has enlisted the help of prominent personalities from the worlds of art, music, film, sport and literature to highlight key issues and to draw attention to its activities in the fight against illicit drugs and international crime.

Mira Sorvino (Actress) - Goodwill Ambassador for Global Fight against Human Trafficking (2009-2015)

Mira SorvinoMs. Sorvino supports UNODC in encouraging the ratification of the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, through advocacy work and participation in global/regional events. She promotes and participates in information and prevention campaigns to educate the general public and/or target audiences on human trafficking and helps disseminate information to the public about UNODC's work. Ms. Sorvino also carries out field visits and participates in national campaigns on anti-human trafficking related issues, including meetings with trafficking victims in order to help share and disseminate their stories and needs.

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Nicolas Cage (Actor) - Goodwill Ambassador for Global Justice (2010 - 2012)

Nicolas CageMr. Cage contributes to raising awareness, galvanizing and promoting global justice endeavors and combating organized crime, terrorism, and drug trafficking and addiction.  He promotes initiatives that contribute towards building a solid foundation for sustainable policy and action in fighting crime, drugs and terrorism. His work involves using Art to help combat various forms of crime, by raising awareness of these problems and raising support for victim assistance programmes.Mr. Cage's efforts focus on women and children.

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Ross Bleckner (Renowned Artist) -  Goodwill Ambassador to Combat Human Trafficking (2010-2012)

Ross BlecknerMr. Bleckner focuses on Art as an engine for anti-human trafficking and victim support initiatives. His work involves using Art to help combat forms of human trafficking, such as child soldiers and the abduction of girls; by raising awareness of the problem and raising funds for victim support programmes.

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Christopher Kennedy Lawford (Activist) - Goodwill Ambassador for Drug Dependence Treatment and Care (2011 - 2013)

Christopher Kennedy LawsonMr. Kennedy Lawford promotes a health-centred approach to drug dependence, with a focus on evidence-based drug dependence treatment and care.  Mr. Kennedy Lawford raises awareness  and funds for UNODC initiatives targeted toward these issues.

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Shahid Afridi (Pakistan Cricket Star) - Goodwill Ambassador to Combat Drug Use Among the Youth (2012-2013)

Shahid AfridiMr. Afridi will promote healthy living though sports and emphasize positive values and attitudes during visits to schools and colleges. In 2012, he will witness the impact of the work of UNODC in Pakistan and highlight the need to curb drug abuse and associated crime.

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