Nizan Guanaes

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Mr Nizan Guanaes, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador

Nizan Guanaes, one of Brazil’s leading communications entrepreneurs and Founder of ABC Group, was designated UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador in May 2011.

This title was bestowed upon him for his work to support UNESCO’s actions in education, social inclusion and empowerment of vulnerable groups over the years.

Over the years Mr Guanaes has supported a large number of activities in line with many of UNESCO’s objectives and values. Through his career and humanitarian commitment, Mr Guanaes has made an important contribution towards UNESCO’s mandate in Brazil, and this was particularly strengthened after the creation of the Association of Businessmen and Entrepreneurs Friends of UNESCO in November 2004.

As President of the Association Businessmen and Entrepreneurs Friends of UNESCO, he promotes UNESCO’s values to the Brazilian population by large and the business community.

In 2012, he launched the campaign “The Future is Green and Blue” during the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20). This campaign highlighted UNESCO’s commitment to sustainable development, particularly through education, respect for human rights and the environment.

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