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.
BANGKOK, January 31, (UNHCR) –The UN Refugee Agency today announced the appointment of Thai actress and model Praya “Pu” Lundberg as its Goodwill Ambassador, the first in the country and in South-East Asia.
The official announcement was made today at a press conference at the United Nations Conference Centre (UNCC) in Bangkok in the presence of government officials, the diplomatic corps and members of the media.Ms. Lundberg’s journey with UNHCR Thailand began nearly three years ago when she contacted the agency to offer her support to people forced to flee their homes due to war, conflict and persecution. Since then, she has visited four refugee camps in Thailand and promoted UNHCR’s Namjai for Refugees campaign to assist refugees in the country.
Last year she also joined over 60 top celebrities around the world for the #WithRefugees campaign that delivered over 1.2 million public signatures in support of refugees at the UN General Assembly’s special session on refugees and migrants.