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  • Cristina Owen-Jones
    Lady Owen-Jones has been an advocate of bringing help to children suffering from poverty, malnutrition, illnesses and acts of violence.

    Lady Owen-Jones’s personal commitment to this ideal is also reflected in her espousal of a pressing humanitarian cause: the fight against HIV/AIDS, the greatest challenge to the well-being of our generation.

    Since her designation as UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for HIV/AIDS Prevention Education in 2004, she has gone on missions in the field, particularly in Africa, Lithuania and China where she met people afflicted with HIV/AIDS, as well as major officials and activists in the field of HIV/AIDS prevention. Her public advocacy efforts have resulted in an outpouring of sympathy and solidarity.

    Furthermore, she has worked with UNESCO’s programme for the Education of Children in Need, in particular by supporting impoverished children at the Don Bosco centre in Argentina.

    In her capacity as UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, Lady Owen-Jones initiated in the framework of World AIDS Day 2005, a round table on HIV/AIDS prevention programmes in the private sector. Following this initiative, a Partnership Agreement was signed between UNESCO and the Global Business Coalition in order to reinforce the mobilization against HIV/AIDS.

    Additionally, she was engaged in a project in Cambodia for the education of young girls and the fight against AIDS.

    Lately, Lady Owen-Jones undertook numerous actions in the private sector with the aim of promoting UNESCO’s programmes for the prevention of HIV/AIDS, resulting in various partnerships between UNESCO and the private sector: with L'Oréal for the ‘COIFFEURS contre le sida’ project; with the Virginio Bruni-Tedeschi Foundation within the framework of EDUSIDA and the organization of a round table on the occasion of World AIDS Day 2008 in UNESCO Headquarters.

    Lady Owen-Jones also participated in various conferences in UNESCO, notably during the visit of former Director-General of ONUSIDA, Mr Peter Piot and in UNESCO’s videos for World AIDS Day. Additionally Lady Owen Jones supports associations, which fight discrimination against HIV/AIDS carriers.

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  • Cristina Owen-Jones


    On the occasion of the 7th Annual Meeting of UNESCO Goodwill Ambassadors, Her Majesty Queen Rania Al-Abdullah of Jordan visits the Organization’s Headquarters
    AM_GWA_2007_tn.jpgOn 3 April 2007, Mr Koïchiro Matsuura, the Director-General of UNESCO, opened the 7th Annual Meeting of UNESCO Goodwill Ambassadors at the Organization’s Headquarters. A unique highlight of this year’s meeting was the visit of Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan to UNESCO. More

    Lady Owen-Jones assists the L’Oreal-UNESCO programme “Hairdressers of the World Against AIDS”
    Lady-Owen-Jones_tn.jpgOn 18 September 2006, the L’Oreal-UNESCO programme “Hairdressers of the World Against AIDS” was launched in China in Beijing’s Tianlun Dynasty Hotel. More

    Sixth Annual Meeting of UNESCO’s Goodwill Ambassadors
    AM2006-tn70.jpgFrom 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 of UNESCO Goodwill Ambassadors, convened by the Director-General, brought together a large number of these outstanding personalities, who come from the worlds of art, film, music, literature, charity and public affairs. More

    UNESCO and the Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS sign Partnership Agreement
    sida.jpgThe Director-General of UNESCO, Koïchiro Matsuura, and the President of the Global Business Coalition (GBC) on HIV/AIDS, Richard Holbrooke, today signed a partnership agreement to reinforce mobilization against HIV/AIDS. More

    Lady Owen-Jones co-organizes two events in the framework of events of World AIDS Day
    In the framework of events of World AIDS Day 2005, on 1 December, two events took place at UNESCO Headquarters which were organized with the support of Lady Owen-Jones, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, who was also present on these occasions: the presentation of the project Artists for Life (Designing Hope/UNESCO), and a round table on HIV/AIDS prevention programmes in the private sector. More

    2005 Annual Meeting of UNESCO Goodwill Ambassadors
    AM-2005-group-web550-thumb.jpgEducation 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 UNESCO Goodwill Ambassadors, which took place on March 3 and 4 2005 at Organization Headquarters. UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura opened the session, followed by a speech by Michael Abiola Omolewa, President of the General Conference. More

    Solidarity Day « Africain(e)s d'ici et de là-bas uni(e)s pour vaincre le SIDA » 20 November 2004, UNESCO HQ, Paris
    SIDA-tumb-small.jpgOn 20 November 2004 UNESCO organized, in close cooperation with the French AIDS association SIDA Info Service, the event "Africain(e)s d'ici et de là-bas uni(e)s pour vaincre le SIDA”, within the framework of World AIDS day. UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador H.R.H. the Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg was Honorary President of the Event. Cristina Owen-Jones, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Preventive Education against HIV/AIDS, was President of the Day. More

    A woman at war with AIDS
    Cristina Owen-Jones, the wife of the Chairman of L’Oréal, has been named a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for the HIV/AIDS Prevention Education programme. More

    Mrs Cristina Owen-Jones joins the ranks of UNESCO Goodwill Ambassadors
    Owen-Jones-tumb.jpgUNESCO Director-General Mr Koïchiro Matsuura designated Mrs Cristina Owen-Jones as UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador in recognition of her personal commitment to the promotion of UNESCO’s HIV/AIDS Prevention Education programmes and of her dedication to UNESCO’s ideals and aims. The nomination ceremony took place at UNESCO Headquarters on 23 March 2004. More

    Annual Meeting of UNESCO Goodwill Ambassadors at UNESCO Headquarters, 26-27 February 2004
    tumb-group-small.jpgUNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura received the Goodwill Ambassadors at UNESCO Headquarters on 26 and 27 February 2004 for their the annual meeting.
  • Photo Gallery: 2004 Annual Meeting of Goodwill Ambassadors More

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    DSC_0138-tn.jpgAnnual Meeting of Goodwill Ambassadors 2006

    tn_IMG_9554thumb.jpgAnnual Meeting of Goodwill Ambassadors 2005
    Mrs Cristina Owen-Jones (right), UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, at the museum Jacquemart-André

    Annual-3-tumb.jpg2004 Annual Meeting of Goodwill Ambassadors
    Mr Kitín Muñoz and Mrs Cristina Owen-Jones, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassadors, during the Annual Meeting of Goodwill Ambassadors, 26-27 February 2004


    Cristina Owen-Jones visits southern Africa

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