- Mexican actress Yalitza Aparicio (age 25 years) has been elected as the UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Indigenous Peoples.
- Ms. Aparicio is committed to the fight against racism and for the rights of women and indigenous peoples. She was chosen to play in Alfonso Cuaron’s film Roma while studying to be a teacher.
- Ms. Aparicio is one of the faces of the 2019 International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples and she has lent her support to the United Nations campaign, I say no to racism!.
- UNESCO Goodwill ambassadors are personalities who place their notoriety at the service of the Organization’s campaigns. They commit to raising public awareness of the Organization’s mission for a period of two years.
Published On : 07 Oct 2019