Unicef is privileged to have a long history of support from its ambassadors and high profile celebrity supporters, starting with Danny Kaye in 1954 and including such influential names as Audrey Hepburn and Peter Ustinov. See a photo gallery.

There are three types of high profile supporters:

Goodwill Ambassadors support Unicef’s work globally and are appointed by UNICEF Headquarters in New York.

Unicef UK Ambassadors promote Unicef’s work within the UK and have shown a commitment to Unicef through continued and consistent support.

High Profile Supporters support our work within the UK through a specific campaign or on a more short-term basis. All of them have been appointed because they have demonstrated a commitment to Unicef’s mission.

Ewan and Charley in Uganda © Julian Broad / 2007
Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman in Uganda during their Long Way Down trip in 2007. © Julian Broad / 2007