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Mr. Craig during his meeting with the former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on 4th April 2016. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

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UN Global Advocate for the Elimination of Mines and Explosive Hazards

On 14 April 2015, the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon designated the renowned actor Daniel Craig as the first UN Global Advocate for the Elimination of Mines and Explosive Hazards at Headquarters. He thanked Mr. Craig for his commitment to supporting the UN’s vision of a world free from the threat of landmines and explosive remnants of war.

“Along with moviegoers worldwide, I have been on the edge of my seat watching Mr. Craig, as James Bond, defuse ticking time-bombs with seconds to spare. I am even more excited that Mr. Craig has agreed to use his star power to draw attention to the noble causes of mine destruction and mine awareness,” said Mr. Ban.


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[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)

[UNMAS Photo] Photo Gallery of Global Advocate at UNHQ (April 2015)