Happy Birthday Jackie Chan

Jackie has been a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador since 2004. He has used his celebrity status as a vehicle for humanitarian and public service work. He has raised funds to help children affected by natural disasters. He has travelled to many countries to meet children and raise awareness of HIV, violence against children and child trafficking. For the special occasion of his birthday on 7 April, we have gathered a selection of photos from his trips for UNICEF.

Jackie Chan presses the detonator to destroy an anti-tank mine and six anti-personnel mines, during a controlled detonation in an area near the city of Siem Reap, Cambodia. The explosives were unearthed during mine-clearing operations in this and other nearby provinces. Jackie is accompanied by mine-clearing experts, members of the Cambodian Mine Action Committee (CMAC), UNICEF officials and others. © UNICEF/UNI40079/Chivoan 2004
Battambang. 20/04/2005: Jackie Chan, UNICEF goodwill ambassador visiting Emergency, a hospital treating landmine victims.
Jackie Chan visiting a hospital treating landmine victims in Battambang, Cambodia. © UNICEF/UNI84004/Vink
Jackie Chan, Unicef Goodwill Ambassador, shoots the MDG TV Spot ( goal no. 6 on HIV/AIDS) for UN television series at training school for disadvantaged youths at the Hoa Sua School.Linh Nam Commune, Hoang Mai district Hanoi
Jackie Chan shoots a TV Spot for Millennium Development Goal 6 on HIV/AIDS for a UN television series at a training school for disadvantaged youths at the Hoa Sua School, Hanoi, Viet Nam. © UNICEF/UNI97486/Horner
On 24 June, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Jackie Chan leads several hundred martial arts students in a martial arts exercise, at the national stadium in Dili, the capital. He wears a T-shirt that bears the UNICEF logo.
Jackie Chan leads several hundred martial arts students in an exercise to promote peace at the national stadium in Dili, capital of Timor-Leste. © UNICEF/UNI86959/Estey
Jackie Chan
© UNICEF/UN0615/ThameJackie Chan listens to a 13-year-old girl who works picking tea leaves for US $2 per day to support her family in Myanmar. She attends a UNICEF-supported non-formal primary education programme each evening. During his visit, Jackie Chan helped raise awareness about child trafficking in the country.

 

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Jackie Chan tries his skills as a hair dresser in a boys' training school in Myanmar. Using his celebrity status as a vehicle for humanitarian and public service work, Mr. Jackie Chan has been a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador since 2004. During his UNICEF missions to Cambodia, Hong Kong, Japan, China and Timor-Leste he made numerous public service announcements to raise awareness on issues such as stigma and discrimination of children affected by HIV/AIDS, the legacy of landmines and the importance of creating a protective and peaceful environment for children. His UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador’s work is in line with the mission of his foundation, ‘The Jackie Chan Charitable Foundation’, which focuses on the development of young people; teenagers in need and those who have suffered hardship and includes various youth development programmes. Jackie Chan helped raise awareness about child trafficking in Myanmar.
Jackie Chan tries his skills as a hairdresser in a boys’ training school in Myanmar. © UNICEF/UN0598/Zaw
Jackie together with children from the School for Deaf in Mandalay showing his name in sign language “Jackie Chan”
Jackie together with children from the School for the Deaf in Mandalay, showing his name in sign language. © UNICEF/Myo Thame
UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Jackie Chan films a public service announcement on the importance of hand washing at a training school in Mandalay. Using his celebrity status as a vehicle for humanitarian and public service work, Mr. Jackie Chan has been a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador since 2004. During his UNICEF missions to Cambodia, Hong Kong, Japan, China and Timor-Leste he made numerous public service announcements to raise awareness on issues such as stigma and discrimination of children affected by HIV/AIDS, the legacy of landmines and the importance of creating a protective and peaceful environment for children. His UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador’s work is in line with the mission of his foundation, ‘The Jackie Chan Charitable Foundation’, which focuses on the development of young people; teenagers in need and those who have suffered hardship and includes various youth development programmes. Jackie Chan helped raise awareness about child trafficking in Myanmar.
Jackie Chan films a public service announcement on the importance of hand washing at a training school in Mandalay, Myanmar. © UNICEF/UN0600/Zaw

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