LAURA PAUSINI AMBASSADOR OF THE WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME
Internationally renown Italian singer Laura Pausini has been nominated as Goodwill Ambassador of the World Food Programme (WFP), the Rome-based United Nations agency that works in over 80 countries providing food assistance to people affected by conflicts and natural disasters. In her 25-year international career, Pausini has won many awards – including 1 Grammy Award, 3 Latin Grammy Awards, 4 Lo Nuestro Awards, 6 World Music Awards -, and she supported WFP in its fight against hunger on several occasions like the 2008 charity concert – whose proceeds were donated to UNHCR and WFP to support the refugees repatriated to Afghanistan - and the #Zerohunger world campaign in 2015 of which she was testimonial.
WFP works in over 80 countries around the world, feeding people affected by conflicts and natural disasters and laying the foundations for a better future. In her new role Laura has the opportunity, as do the other celebrities that work with the United Nations like Angelina Jolie, Leonardo di Caprio, Cate Blanchett, Bryan Adams, Scarlett Johansson and Ben Stiller, to amplify the voices of the 815 million people in the world who go to bed every night on an empty stomach. Indeed, she will have the chance to meet the children of the 76,000 schools participating in the WFP School meals program, raising public awareness on the agency’s work by supporting its campaigns and initiatives on her social channels. The UN World Food Programme saves lives during emergencies and transforms the lives of millions of people through sustainable development.