“I am determined to do everything in my power to collaborate with UNICEF.” –Liam Neeson
Mr. Neeson has worked with UNICEF since 1997 when he was the public face of the Change for Good partnership, which collects unused currency from airline passengers to help children in the developing world. He has travelled to Mozambique to support UNICEF’s HIV and AIDS programmes, and he supports the ‘Believe in Zero’ campaign, which aims to eliminate preventable early childhood deaths.
“Liam Neeson is not only a passionate dramatic actor, he is a deeply compassionate humanitarian actor,” said UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake. “UNICEF is very lucky that he is choosing to use his time and talent to support the world’s most vulnerable children, and we thank him for accepting this new role.”
With UNICEF, he will shine a spotlight on the millions of children who lack even the necessities of life.
“It is shocking to me that in this day and age, 22,000 children are still dying every day for want of the most basic things, like clean water to drink, a safe place to live or access to medicines when they are sick. I am determined to do whatever I can to help UNICEF,” Mr. Neeson said.