Sir Roger Moore UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador
Friday, 11 December 2009
"Teach love, generosity, good manners and some of that will drift from the classroom to the home and who knows, the children will be educating the parents. Let's face it, the children who do that are the hope of tomorrow." - Roger Moore
Sir Roger Moore, the popular British actor, is perhaps best known for his role as secret agent 007 in the James Bond movie series. His friendship with actress Audrey Hepburn steered him towards what has become another pivotal role in his life. "My curiosity got the better of me after Audrey Hepburn introduced me to UNICEF," he says. "I wanted to find out more than just the facts and figures." He was appointed a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador on 9 August 1991.
Sir Roger is a steadfast advocate for children, visiting UNICEF-supported programs around the world, bringing attention to child crisis issues and enlisting support and donations. His early missions, including visits to Costa Rica, Honduras and Guatemala, showed him the desperate conditions faced by many of the world's children and the breadth of UNICEF's work in the field. He is a compelling voice on issues such as HIV/AIDS, landmine injuries and iodine deficiency. As the honorary chair of Kiwanis International's Worldwide Service Project - a key UNICEF partner - he has helped raise US$91 million for the elimination of iodine deficiency.
An eloquent speaker and fund-raiser, Sir Roger has helped introduce a number of major UNICEF initiatives. In 1987, for example, he launched the "Check out for Children" programme, a partnership with Sheraton Hotels and Resorts, which has raised more than US$16 million to support life-saving immunization programmes for children throughout the world.
Sir Roger Moore was born and raised in south London. He received a certificate from the Royal Society of Arts and worked briefly in cartoon animation. While working as a film extra he was offered a place at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. He subsequently joined the Cambridge Arts Theatre, which led to roles in London's West End.
After some success in film and television productions, he became more widely recognized with his role as Simon Templar in the British television series The Saint. In 1973 he first played special agent 007 in the film Live and Let Die. He went on to star in another six hugely successful Bond films: The Man with the Golden Gun, The Spy Who Loved Me, Moonraker, For Your Eyes Only, Octopussy and A View to a Kill.
In recognition for his humanitarian achievements on behalf of UNICEF, Sir Roger was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in January 1999, and a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE) in June 2003.
Sir Roger also received the World Service Medal from Kiwanis International in 2001 and the German Federal Service Cross "for his work battling child trafficking as special representative to UNICEF" in 2003. Sir Roger was awarded the Dag Hammarskj÷ld Inspiration Award at the 46th Annual Luncheon of the Dag Hammarskj÷ld Scholarship Fund for Journalists in October 2007. In 2008 he received the Commander of the National Order of Arts and Letters (France).
Sir Roger lives in Monaco and Switzerland". REF:- UNICEF
"UNICEF Ireland saves and protects the lives of children by supporting UNICEF's work through fundraising, advocacy and education in Ireland.
Working in over 150 countries across the world, UNICEF is committed to finding the best and most cost-effective ways to save children's lives, providing health care, nutrition and education to help every child realise their full potential.
Tens of millions more children have been able to survive and lead healthier and happier lives with UNICEF's support. Despite these successes, over nine million children still die each year, many from preventable causes.
UNICEF is working to reach the day when no children die from preventable causes, no children killed by malaria and measles, poisoned by unclean water, lost for a lack of safe shelter or by falling prey to malnutrition". http://www.unicef.ie/About/About-UNICEF-1.aspx
Roger got involved with UNICEF when Audrey Hepburn asked him to co-host an event in 1991. He has been a Goodwill Ambassador ever since.
Roger Moore's Bond Movies
. Live and Let Die (1973)
. The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)
. The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
. Moonraker (1979)
. For Your Eyes Only (1981)
. Octopussy (1983)
. A View to a Kill (1985)
Roger Moore's Bond Girls
. Jane Seymour
. Britt Ekland
. Barbara Bach
. Maud Adams
. Grace Jones: He dislikes her
Mummy and Baby Bear €20
UNICEF's lovely mummy and baby teddy bear. Soft and smiling the mummy bear has magnets in both front paws so that baby bear is held in her warm cuddle. More info: Suitable for newborns and older, the bear is specially weighted with special beanbags to help keep her balance when seated and costs €20.
Children's World Cookbook €17
UNICEF's popular glossy and fun cookbook! Take a generous serving of healthy mouth-watering nutritious recipes; add a splash of multicultural flavour and stir with easy step-by-step instructions. Recommended age: For ages 6 years and over, or for younger children with an adult
UNICEF Inspired Gifts
UNICEF Ireland's Inspired Gifts are an innovative range of Christmas gifts that allow you to purchase real, lifesaving products to be shipped to one of over 150 countries where UNICEF works for children. We have 17 Inspired Gifts to choose from, and all are essential to UNICEF's work: from vaccines and school supplies, to water pumps and even motorbikes!
Inspired Gift of pencils for a school: €15
A UNICEF Inspired Gift of pencils for an entire school costs EUR15 Your gift will supply 1000 pencils - letting children write and draw- something we often take for granted. UNICEF Ireland will send you a special card that you can personalise and send to your loved one this Christmas. The card will explain in detail what Inspired Gift has been sent in their name UNICEF will then send your gift to the field where children need it most
1000 sachets of Oral Rehydration Salts: €53
Around 3,500 children die each day from drinking contaminated water. Oral Rehydration Salts (ORS) are a glucose-based salt solution that replace lost fluids and salts and revive children. It has been estimated that this simple solution saves the lives of more than one million children every year.
How to shop:
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