UNICEF Ambassadors


“I can testify to what UNICEF means to children because I was among those who received food and medical relief right after World War II.” – Audrey Hepburn, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors are leaders in their respective industries, demonstrating leadership in their professions and serving as positive role models through their work.

Our Ambassadors play an important role in raising awareness of the issues facing vulnerable children around the world, using their celebrity to advocate, fundraise and educate on behalf of UNICEF.

Globally, UNICEF has a proud network of supporters including David Beckham, Mia Farrow, Katy Perry, Orlando Bloom, Shakira & Serena Williams.

In Ireland, we’re honoured to be represented by eight outstanding ambassadors:

  • Donncha O’Callaghan, rugby player with Munster & Ireland
  • Cathy Kelly, Author
  • Rory McIlroy, Golfer
  • Stephen Rea, Actor
  • Liam Neeson, Actor
  • Dustin, Children’s TV personality
  • Joe Canning & Dermot Earley, GAA stars
  • Anne Doyle, TV Personality
  • Sarah McGovern, Model

For ambassador enquiries, please contact aedín@unicef.ie.