The UN refugee agency is lucky to be able to call on a small group of friends who use their influence and popularity to help spread awareness about UNHCR's work, raise funds for its operations and lobby governments.
They are the refugees' messengers of hope and complement the work of UNHCR's most valuable asset - our national and international staff around the world.
UNHCR celebrity supporters help remind the world of the refugees' suffering while letting them know that they are not forgotten by the world outside. UNHCR's high-profile supporters include royalty, actors, artists, authors, models, musicians, photographers and sports stars.
UNHCR's work is humanitarian, social and non-political. Its Statute and subsequent UN resolutions mandate the agency to provide international protection and seek durable solutions for refugees and other people of concern.