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Yalitza becomes Goodwill Ambassador

Yalitza Aparicio has forced Mexico to confront racism and classicism

Yalitza Aparicio, the new UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador
Mexican actress Yalitza Aparicio, the first Indigenous woman to be nominated for an Oscar as best actress for her role in ROMA, was appointed as a UNESCO goodwill ambassador - Photo: Taken from UNESCO twitter account
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Mexican actress Yalitza Aparicio, the first Indigenous woman to be nominated for an Oscar as best actress for her role in ROMA, will be appointed as a UNESCO goodwill ambassador on Friday.

In a statement, UNESCO announced that the 25-year-old actress will fight to protect the rights of Indigenous communities for the next two years.

She was chosen as a goodwill ambassador for her commitment to gender equality and the rights of Indigenous people, as well as involvement in other social programs.

The ceremony where she will be appointed as a goodwill ambassador will take place in Paris on Friday.

Goodwill Ambassadors

According to UNESCO's website, the Goodwill Ambassadors are an outstanding group of celebrity advocates, spreading the ideals of UNESCO through their name and fame.

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Una publicación compartida por UN Regional Information Centre (@unitednations_europe) el

The ambassadors are appointed by the organization. They extend and amplify UNESCO's work and mission. The UNESCO Goodwill Ambassadors also agree to use their talent and status to help focus the world's attention on the work of UNESCO.

Through their career and humanitarian commitment, the Goodwill Ambassadors make an important contribution towards the objectives and aims in UNESCO's fields of competence, which are education, culture, and science.


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