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Sachin Tendulkar to continue as UNICEF’s Goodwill Ambassador for 20th year

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Sachin Tendulkar will continue as United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) ‘Goodwill Ambassador’ for a record 20th year, working for the welfare of underprivileged children. The iconic cricketer has been associated with UNICEF for a long for various causes. In his almost two-decade-long partnership with UNICEF, he has been vital in furthering the campaigns, especially the ones aimed at providing a better future for underprivileged children.

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Key points:

  • In 2003, he was chosen to take lead in the initiative to create awareness and promote polio prevention in India.
  • Later in 2008, he was roped in to create and promote hygiene and sanitation among communities and has been continuing to do so over the years.
  • In 2013, he was appointed UNICEF Ambassador for South Asia to advocate good hygiene and sanitation across the region.
  • In 2019, he went on a three-day trip to Nepal to raise awareness for UNICEF Nepal’s ‘Bat for Brain Development’ campaign. 

Important takeaways for all competitive exams: 

  • UNICEF Headquarters: New York, New York, United States;
  • UNICEF Head: Catherine M. Russell;
  • UNICEF President: Tore Hattrem;
  • UNICEF Founded: 11 December 1946.

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