UNICEF appoints climate activist Vanessa Nakate as Goodwill Ambassador

UNICEF appoints climate activist Vanessa Nakate as Goodwill Ambassador

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Category : Appointment/Resignation Published on: September 19 2022

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  • 25-year-old Ugandan climate activist Vanessa Nakate has been appointed as the newest UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.
  • Inspired by Sweden's Greta Thunberg, Nakate began her climate action in 2019 and has since founded the Rise Up Movement and addressed global climate summits.
  • In 2020 she came to further global prominence when she was cropped out of a news photo she appeared in alongside Thunberg and other white climate activists.
  • She has addressed world leaders at the COP25 and COP26 climate summits and appeared on the cover of TIME magazine.
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