About Jesús

Spanish TV presenter Jesús Vázquez started supporting UNHCR in Spain in 2006, and was appointed Goodwill Ambassador in 2008. He has used his media access and public influence to raise funds and awareness for those forced to flee their homes, promoting UNHCR's work around the world. In 2018 UNHCR celebrated Jesus' tenth anniversary as a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador. 

Jesús has met refugees and the internally displaced in Ethiopia, Colombia, Kenya, Tunisia and Jordan, sharing his experiences with Spanish TV audiences and on social media. He has been a key supporter of fundraising campaigns, helping to secure regular donations from the general public and the corporate sector, and has also featured in creative projects produced for World Refugee Day and our #WithRefugees campaign, among others.

He is particularly interested in education, gender issues and health, including measures to control the spread of HIV/AIDS among displaced populations.

  • In 2018, UNHCR Goodwill Ambassdor Jesús Vazquez visited the Shire refugee camps (north of Ethiopia), where 900,000 refugees dwell.
    In 2018, UNHCR Goodwill Ambassdor Jesús Vazquez visited the Shire refugee camps (north of Ethiopia), where 900,000 refugees dwell. © UNHCR
  • Jesús' visit to Ethiopia had a special focus on non-accompanied minors. Upon returning to Spain, he helped to launch a fundraising campaign in their benefit.
    Jesús' visit to Ethiopia had a special focus on non-accompanied minors. Upon returning to Spain, he helped to launch a fundraising campaign in their benefit. © UNHCR
  • Jesús has served as Goodwill Ambassador with UNHCR for more than ten years.
    Jesús has served as Goodwill Ambassador with UNHCR for more than ten years. © UNHCR
  • Jesús Vázquez helps unload bags of food at a warehouse in Hagadera camp, Dadaab, Kenya
    Jesús Vázquez helps unload bags of food at a warehouse in Hagadera camp, Dadaab, Kenya © Carlos Serrano
  • Jesús Vázquez visits Somali refugees in huts made of wood and UNHCR plastic sheeting at Ifo camp, Dadaab.
    Jesús Vázquez visits Somali refugees in huts made of wood and UNHCR plastic sheeting at Ifo camp, Dadaab. © Carlos Serrano
  • Jesús Vázquez visits the hospital at Dagahaley camp, Dadaab, Kenya.
    Jesús Vázquez visits the hospital at Dagahaley camp, Dadaab, Kenya. © Carlos Serrano
  • Jesús Vázquez holds his official UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador certificate.
    Jesús Vázquez holds his official UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador certificate. © UNHCR/M.Vega
  • Jesús Vázquez attends an induction ceremony in UNHCR’s New York office.
    Jesús Vázquez attends an induction ceremony in UNHCR’s New York office.  © UNHCR/M.Vega