||UNICEF Finland appoints new Goodwill Ambassador: JYRKI 69, SINGER OF THE 69 EYES
"Invited by the Board of Directors of UNICEF Finland Jyrki69, singer of the rock band The 69 Eyes, today signed an agreement of cooperation with the organization. Jyrki69 has done excellent UNICEF work as Spokesperson for the school campaign "Stolen childhood". "Stolen Childhood" is a campaign designed for schools, and the beneficiaries are children in West-African Benin, who run the risk of becoming trafficked.
During the ceremony, Executive Director Pentti Kotoaro of UNICEF Finland said that "the unselfish work of the Goodwill Ambassadors is a priceless resource to UNICEF. With their help the message of children's rights reaches audiences, to which we would not have access otherwise."
The Goodwill Ambassadors are UNICEFs messengers and spokespersons for children's rights. They commit to the goals of the organization and put children's issues on the agenda in their own field. Goodwill Ambassadors are volunteers for UNICEF. The Goodwill Ambassadors of UNICEF Finland are Eija Ahvo, Susanna Haavisto, Anna Hanski, Katri Helena Kalaoja, Rainer Kaunisto, Juha Laukkanen, Pave Maijanen, Eppu Nuotio, Micke Rejström, Jorma Uotinen, Eija Vilpas and Trio Töykeät, that is Iiro Rantala, Rami Eskelinen and Eerik Siikasaari.
International Goodwill Ambassadors are among others Harry Belafonte, David Beckham, Angelina Jolie, Robbie Williams, Angélique Kidjo, Ricky Martin and Sir Roger Moore, who is soon to visit Finland."
As his first UNICEF field trip Jyrki will visit Kenya in the end of August 2005.
So that was the summer 2005. Thank you.