The UNESCO-IHE Cultural Ambassadorship programme builds a bridge between Culture and Science.
The United Nations has a tradition of enlisting the volunteer services and support of prominent individuals from the worlds of art, sports, literature and entertainment to highlight priority issues and to draw attention to its activities. UNESCO-IHE appoints individuals who possess widely recognised talent in the arts, sciences, literature, entertainment, sport or other fields of public life the title of Cultural Ambassador.
Mobilising support and raising awareness
They demonstrate a strong desire to help mobilise public interest in, and support for, the purposes and principles of UNESCO-IHE, and the United Nations at large. These individuals demonstrate the commitment and proven potential to raise awareness of the aims, objectives and priorities as outlined in the vision and mission of the organisation thereby extending its public outreach.
Cultural resource persons
UNESCO-IHE cultural ambassadors may serve as cultural resource persons for discussions and presentations at symposia and congress events, serve as hosts for presentations, dinners and similar type of activities, provide information to visitors to their performances and to participants taking master classes, exhibitions, programmes and festivals. UNESCO-IHE considers the cultural world as its natural partner, as science, education and culture are united in UNESCO and the United Nations at large.
UNESCO-IHE feels priviliged to present the following cultural ambassadors: