The Mexican composer and singer, Aleks Syntek, was named Goodwill Ambassador of UNICEF in México.
“With this appointment, Aleks Syntek, reaffirms his commitment to childhood and adolescence, contributing to UNICEF to position the rights of children and adolescents as a priority in social and political agenda,” said Isabel Crowley, UNICEF Representative in México.
The Mexican singer has a long history of work and collaboration with UNICEF; for example, in 2008 he was part of the Awards Ceremony of the First UNICEF Award.
In 2013, he offered a free concert organized by UNICEF at the Revolution Monument, under the Children’s Day, to attract attention to the situation of children in México and a sensitize society about children’s rights.
In April of 2016, Syntek made a trip with UNICEF to Oaxaca to learn about the conditions that children and migrant youth in the country are facing, as well as the work that has been done by this international organization with its allies to protect children and adolescents migrating.
The leadership and scope from the voice of Aleks Syntek will be essential to continue the promote respect for rights of children in México and the world.
For over half a century, The Goodwill Ambassadors of UNICEF have helped improve the lives of children and women around the world, sensitizing public opinion about the situation of the childhood and adolescence and helping to mobilize resources to support UNICEF programs.
Aleks Syntek joins a list of spokespeople exception of UNICEF, who use their talent and public recognition to attract attention to the needs of children and adolescents and achieve respect and fulfillment of all their rights. In México, besides Aleks Syntek, UNICEF´s Goodwill Ambassadors are Cesar Costa, Julieta Venegas, Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez and Thalía.