Correction of press reports concerning UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for the promotion of sports values, Rabah Madjer
UNESCO has been made aware of press reports claiming that Goodwill Ambassador Rabah Madjer represented the Organization at a conference on the rights of Saharawi children held earlier this month. These reports are incorrect.
Ambassador Madjer was not mandated by UNESCO to attend such conference and the Organization was neither informed nor aware of his participation.
The Organization strictly abides by United Nations resolutions on Western Sahara.
Rabah Madjer, from Algeria, was nominated a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador on 17 October 2011, in recognition of his work with young people and for his promotion of sports values.