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  • Mrs Cristina Owen-Jones joins the ranks of UNESCO Goodwill Ambassadors

    23-03-2004 9:00 am UNESCO Director-General Mr Ko´chiro 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.OwenJones1-tumb.jpg

    “… Women and young girls, who are particularly vulnerable, have to be the primary focus of our attention, a fact that I already stressed during the International Women’s Day on 8 March 2004. Education of women in this domain – formal as well as informal education – has to be our primary objective if we wish to contain the transmission of the virus. In this context I am very pleased that Mrs Owen-Jones has agreed actively to support our AIDS projects and to adopt the project “Education for the prevention of HIV/AIDS”… said the Director-General in his address during the nomination ceremony.

    Before her nomination as a Goodwill Ambassador, Mrs Owen-Jones joined the UNESCO Director-General during an official visit to South Africa, Zambia and Mozambique, within the framework of UNAIDS. As a Goodwill Ambassador Mrs Owen-Jones will cooperate with private sector companies and foundations and individuals wishing to support the initiatives undertaken by UNESCO in the field of AIDS.

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