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  • The Eminent Personalities in the service of UNESCO resolutely support UNESCO’s response to the Haiti disaster

    13-04-2010 11:00 pm A devastating earthquake hit Haiti on Tuesday 12 January 2010. Several thousand pupils and teachers were killed in this disaster that left 15.000 primary and 1.500 secondary schools destroyed or severely damaged. UNESCO’s response to the devastating impact of the Haiti earthquake became an immediate priority. In such situations, the need for education, culture and information is vital and UNESCO, the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization, mobilized its expertise in order to help Haitian society with its long-term reconstruction.80286803smaller.jpg

    Mrs Irina Bokova, UNESCO’s Director-General, immediately created a crisis cell at UNESCO Headquarters and reinforced UNESCO’s Field Office in Haiti. The following Eminent Personalities in the service of UNESCO immediately declared their intention to resolutely support Mrs Bokova’s initiative and UNESCO’s education reconstruction projects within the framework of the UN Flash Appeal for Haiti:

    •Her Highness Sheikha Mozah Bint Nasser al Missned, UNESCO Special Envoy for Basic and Higher education
    •Mrs Claudia Cardinale, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador

    •Her Royal Highness Princess Firyal of Jordan, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador

    •Mrs Chantal Biya, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador

    •Mrs Patricia Velasquez, UNESCO Artist for Peace

    •Mrs Ute-Henriette Ohoven, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador

    •Mr Pierre Bergé, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador

    •Mr Jean-Michel Jarre, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador

    •Mrs Veronica Campbell-Brown, UNESCO Champion for Sport

    •Mr Marc Ladreit de Lacharriere, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador

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