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Wednesday, 21 June 2017

In historic first, UNICEF appoints Syrian refugee Muzoon Almellehan as Goodwill Ambassador


The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) announced, on the World Refugee Day (20 June), the appointment of Muzoon Almellehan, a 19-year-old education activist, and Syrian refugee, as its newest – and youngest – Goodwill Ambassador.

The appointment makes Muzoon the first person with official refugee status to become an Ambassador for UNICEF. Muzoon, who received support from UNICEF while living in Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan, follows in the footsteps of the late Audrey Hepburn, a Goodwill Ambassador who was also supported by UNICEF as a child.

Important Takeaways from Above News-
  • UNICEF Headquarters in New York City, USA.
  • It was founded in 1946.
  • Anthony Lake became the sixth Executive Director of the UNICEF.
Source- UNICEF



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