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
Jackie Chan visiting a hospital treating landmine victims in Battambang, Cambodia. © UNICEF/UNI84004/Vink
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
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
© 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.
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 the Deaf in Mandalay, showing his name in sign language. © UNICEF/Myo Thame
Jackie Chan films a public service announcement on the importance of hand washing at a training school in Mandalay, Myanmar. © UNICEF/UN0600/Zaw