Cristina Owen-Jones

Lady Owen-Jones, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador

Cristina Owen-Jones was appointed UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador in March 2004, in recognition of her personal commitment to promoting UNESCO's programmes for HIV/AIDS preventive education.

In her capacity as a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, Cristina Owen-Jones conducted several field missions in Africa, Lithuania and China, where she has met senior staff and activists in the field of HIV/AIDS prevention.

In December 2005, Ms Owen-Jones organized a roundtable on HIV/AIDS prevention programs in the private sector as part of World AIDS Day. Following this initiative, an agreement was signed between UNESCO and the Global Business Coalition on AIDS (GCE) to strengthen the mobilization against the disease.

In November 2010, she contributed to the success of the inauguration of an exhibition entitled "Photos-Voices: HIV and AIDS Education in Africa", which was held at UNESCO Headquarters. This exhibition aimed to provide visibility on various educational projects supported by the Virginio Bruni Tedeschi Foundation in Angola, Lesotho, Namibia and Swaziland.

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