Artists for Peace
|Claudia Cardinale, the legendary Italian cinema actress, has lent her fame to the service of humanitarian causes for many years. North African by birth, Italian by nationality and French by upbringing, Claudia Cardinale symbolizes the struggle of Mediterranean women to affirm women’s rights.
Since her designation in March 2000, her engagement with UNESCO as a Goodwill Ambassador was inspired by her concern to improve the status and living conditions of girls and women through education. Displaying solidarity and unswerving commitment towards helping disadvantaged women, Claudia Cardinale has become one of their most loyal supporters and spokespersons.
She participated in the UNESCO Conference on Women in the Mediterranean in May 2001 at UNESCO Headquarters. In her speech she affirmed that "it is with passion and dedication that I will be attentive to the needs of women and fight relentlessly for their rights".
Participation in UNESCO Activities
|Sixth Annual Meeting of UNESCO’s Goodwill Ambassadors
From 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
|Goodwill Ambassadors join in the celebrations of UNESCO’s 60th Anniversary
On 16 November 2005, UNESCO celebrated its 60th anniversary with a special ceremony at its Headquarters in Paris. UNESCO Goodwill Ambassadors Mrs Mehriban Aliyeva, First Lady of Azerbaijan, Ms Claudia Cardinale, Mrs Ute-Henriette Ohoven, Mrs Marianna Vardinoyannis, Mr Madanjeet Singh and UNESCO Artist for Peace Ms Marisa Berenson paid tribute to UNESCO by participating in the ceremony. More
Mrs Claudia Cardinale during the Annual Meeting of Goodwill Ambassadors on 6 July 2000 at UNESCO Headquarters
Mrs Claudia Cardinale and Mr Pierre Cardin, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassadors
Mr Pierre Cardin, Mrs Claudia Cardinale and Mr Ömer Zülfü Livaneli, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassadors
Mr Koïchiro Matsuura and Mrs Claudia Cardinale during the Annual Meeting of Goodwill Ambassadors in July 2000 at UNESCO Headquarters
Mr Koïchiro Matsuura, the Director-General of UNESCO, Mrs Basma Irsheid, Chief of Programme of UNESCO Celebrity Advocates, Mrs Claudia Cardinale and Mr Jean Michel Jarre during the nomination ceremony in March 2000 at UNESCO Headquarters