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Lewis Pugh to Swim Seven Seas in Next Global Campaign
Renowned ocean swimmer Lewis Pugh, one of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)'s Patron for Oceans, has announced his next global campaign with the aim of raising awareness among the public and policy makers about the importance of creating dedicated Marine Protected Areas.
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Actor and Environmentalist Ian Somerhalder Designated as UNEP Goodwill Ambassador on World Environment Day 2014
Bridgetown, Barbados, 5 June 2014 - Ian Somerhalder - an actor best known for his work on the Warner Brothers international hit TV Series, "The Vampire Diaries," and on the ABC critically acclaimed drama "Lost" - was designated as a United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Goodwill Ambassador today in Bridgetown, the capital of the small island nation of Barbados
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Our Goodwill Ambassadors are calling for action for World Environment Day!
Nairobi, 24 April 2014 - Supermodel Gisele Bündchen, Actors Don Cheadle and Ian Somerhalder and footballer Yaya Touré - all UNEP Goodwill Ambassadors — have launched a challenge to see who can rally the most registered activities for World Environment Day 2014.
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China's Top Actress Urges Greater Effort to End Illegal Ivory Trade on Visit to Kenya
On a fact-finding mission to Kenya, film actress Li Bingbing, one of China's most popular celebrities and a rising Hollywood star, has urged greater effort by governments and consumers to combat illegal wildlife trade.
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UNEP Appoints Singing Sensations Eric Wainaina and Suzanna Owiyo as Kenyan Goodwill Ambassadors
The acclaimed singers will support a host of UNEP initiatives, including World Environment Day, UNEP's campaign to reduce food waste - known as Think.Eat.Save. Reduce Your Foodprint - and efforts to lower the demand for illegal wildlife products that is driving a spike in elephant and rhino poaching in East Africa
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Environmental Economist Pavan Sukhdev Named New UNEP Goodwill Ambassador
Mr. Sukhdev Targeting Increased Awareness of Value of Natural Resources
Hyderabad (India), 16 October 2012 – Indian banker and long-standing environmental economist Pavan Sukhdev today pledged to use his profile and influence to further the goals of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) as the organization’s newest Goodwill Ambassador.
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Don Cheadle Appointed Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Environment Programme
He has portrayed Iron Men, mobsters and a hotel manager who saved hundreds of lives during the Rwanda genocide. But in his latest role, Hollywood star Don Cheadle will take on a new kind of challenge – the environment. Cheadle, an internationally respected actor, humanitarian and environmentalist, was appointed Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Environment Programme on World Environment Day.
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Supermodel Gisele Bündchen becomes UN Environmental Ambassador
The face of some of the world's most exclusive products has now become the new face of global environmental action. On 20 September, Brazil-born Gisele Bündchen, one of the most recognized top models of all time, was designated Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
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Yann Arthus-Bertrand named UNEP Goodwill Ambassador
World-renowned French photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand was designated Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Environment Programme on Earth Day in recognition of his outstanding advocacy work for the environment.
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