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UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador George Dalaras

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UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador George Dalaras

6 October 2006

In Athens last night (Thursday), Greek singer and musician George Dalaras was appointed UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador at a ceremony attended by Greek President Karolos Papoulias and other dignitaries at the historic old Parliament Building. The appointment is recognition of Dalaras' artistic achievements, humanitarian qualities and his significant contribution to the work of UNHCR over the last five years. It also marks the beginning of an ongoing partnership in our efforts to protect and assist refugees and others under our care.

UNHCR Goodwill Ambassadors use their talents and time to advocate for refugees, communicating to the general public the message of respect and solidarity with those fleeing persecution and conflict in a uniquely powerful way. They effectively use their privileged access to media and influential members of civil society to give a voice to refugees. George Dalaras joins UNHCR's other Goodwill Ambassadors: Barbara Hendricks, Adel Imam, Angelina Jolie, Giorgio Armani and Julien Clerc.