Television presenter and journalist Paul Clark was appointed Northern Ireland Ambassador for Unicef UK in 2004, helping to launch Unicef Day for Change the following year.
Since then Paul has continued to raise awareness for our work including fronting the Unite for Children, Unite against Aids campaign and co-hosting a number of private fundraising events along with fellow Ambassadors Martin Bell, James Nesbitt and Charley Boorman.
In May 2005, Paul travelled to Banda Aceh, Indonesia to witness first-hand the progress being made in the region following the Boxing Day tsunami, an experience he says he will never forget. Following the trip Paul said, “We take our education, safe drinking water, and edible food for granted. In so many places people are dying to live the way we do! I hope my role will help Unicef to champion the rights of children everywhere in the world.”
Paul travelled back to Banda Aceh in 2009 to mark the fifth anniversary of the tsunami and see how public donations were being used, including through the reconstruction of healthcare centres, schools and water sanitation systems.
Paul remains a passionate advocate for Unicef’s work with a particular focus on the Rights Respecting Schools Award which he supports through regular school visits and award ceremonies. Most recently, in November 2015, Paul visited Ballinderry Primary School to attend a special assembly and present their second Level 2 Rights Respecting School Award.