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UN Global Advocate for the Elimination of Mines and Explosive Hazards

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In April 2015, the UN Secretary-General designated the renowned actor Daniel Craig as the first UN Global Advocate for the Elimination of Mines and Explosive Hazards.

Advocates are distinguished individuals, carefully selected from the fields of art, literature, science, entertainment, sports or other fields of public life, who have agreed to help focus worldwide attention on a specific campaign or initiative of the UN.

As the Global Advocate, Mr. Craig supports the UN Secretary-General by engaging in public advocacy to promote the vision of the United Nations to achieve a world free of the threat of mines and explosive hazards and to assist in mobilizing resources for the UN Trust Fund for Assistance in Mine Action.

The Global Advocate speaks at public events on the critical work of the mine action sector, he visits UNMAS field programmes and he leads annual global advocacy campaigns for the International Day of Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action (4 April).

I call on everyone to take stock of the fact, that regardless of the task that we face, like when tackling the scourge of anti-personnel landmines 20 years ago, by taking collective action, through argument and advocacy and changing minds and attitudes, and through painstaking and tenacious work we can make this world a better place,” said Mr. Craig on International Mine Awareness Day 2019 .

2019

UN Global Advocate's message for the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action [عربي][中文][Français][Pусский][Español][日本語] [Video]

 

2018

UN Global Advocate's message for the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action [عربي][中文][Français][Pусский][Español][日本語] [Video

2017

UN Global Advocate's Statement during the UN Foundation 2017 Global Leadership Dinner

UN Global Advocate's message for the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action [video]

2016

UN GobalAadvocate Daniel Craig Calls for Mine Action to be Prioritised at World Humanitarian Summit

UN Global Advocate World Humanitarian Summit Announcement Plenary

[Video] UNMAS Global Advocate Daniel Craig Walks Through Live Minefield

UN Global Advocate's Message for the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action [video]

2015

[UN News Centre] UN Global Advocate Daniel Craig Visits Cyprus, Highlights Need for Continued De-mining Efforts (October 2015)

[UNFICYP Press Release] UN Global Advocate Visits Active Minefield in Cyprus, Highlights Need for Continued Efforts (October 2015)

[Video] Explosive Hazards Prevent Progress (September 2015)

[UNGA] UNMAS Advocate Daniel Craig participates in the Launch of the Sustainable Development Goals (September 2015)

[UN News Centre] New Global Advocate Daniel Craig looks to boost UN’s ‘incredible work’ on mine action (April 2015)

[UN Press Release] Actor Daniel Craig Designated United Nations Global Advocate for Elimination of Mines and Explosive Hazard (April 2015)

[Video] UN chief appoints actor Daniel Craig as global advocate for Elimination of Mines and Explosive Hazards (April 2015)