KYIV, UKRAINE –Ukrainian sports star Liliya Podkopayeva was today designated as UN Goodwill Ambassador on HIV/AIDS in Ukraine.UN Resident Coordinator publicly announced the appointment at a press-conference on the 17th November 2005 at the UN House in Kyiv.b_112_73_16777215_00_images_content_news_601.jpg KYIV, UKRAINE –Ukrainian sports star Liliya Podkopayeva was today designated as UN Goodwill Ambassador on HIV/AIDS in Ukraine.UN Resident Coordinator publicly announced the appointment at a press-conference on the 17th November 2005 at the UN House in Kyiv. b_180_0_16777215_00_images_content_news_601.jpg

KYIV,Ukrainian sports star Liliya Podkopayeva was today designated as UN Goodwill Ambassador on HIV/AIDS in Ukraine.UN Resident Coordinator publicly announced the appointment at a press-conference on the 17th November 2005 at the UN House in Kyiv.

The press conference included: Mr. Jeremy Hartley, UNICEF Representative in and Chair of the HIV/AIDS Theme Group and Mr. Yuriy Subbotin, UNAIDS Project Manager. Mr. O’Donnell presented Ms. Podkopayeva with an official certificate designating her as UN Goodwill Ambassador on HIV/AIDS in for 2005-2006.

 

United Nations Goodwill Ambassadors are famous personalities which draw public attention to key contemporary issues and promote UN values and ideals in their countries. Goodwill Ambassadors are usually celebrity musicians, sport stars and actors. Due to their personal reputation and professional achievements, their status as Goodwill Ambassador is an important symbol for the national audience. The United Nations encourages Goodwill Ambassadors to use their high-profile status to advocate for much needed attention and support for key issues, such as HIV/AIDS. Different UN Agencies nominate the Goodwill Ambassadors at the global level include Angelina Joli, Jacky Chan, Ronaldo, Anatoliy Karpov and others. Goodwill Ambassadors in Ukraine have included Walid Harfouch – UN Goodwill Ambassador on HIV/AIDS (2001-2003), Andrey Medvedev – UN Goodwill Ambassador on HIV/AIDS (2003), Ani Lorak – UN Goodwill Ambassador on HIV/AIDS (2004), Ruslana Lyzhychko – UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador (2005), and Slava Vakarchuk – UNDP Goodwill Ambassador for Youth (2005).

 

The Goodwill Ambassadors are designated for a period of up to two years, renewable. The Goodwill Ambassadors are not paid salary, although a symbolic payment of $1 per year or equivalent may be granted to them. The Goodwill Ambassadors are engaged in public advocacy and in public awareness activities.

 

For detailed information, please, contact:

UN Office in Ukraine , Mykola Movchan

and Veronika Vashchenko

mykola.movchan@undp.org.ua

veronika.vashchenko@undp.org

 

Phone: +380 44 254 00 35