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Cate Blanchett at the 2018 UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award ceremony

Cate Blanchett at the 2018 UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award ceremony

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On Monday, UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Cate Blanchett has joined some fellow artists in the 2018 UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award ceremony held in Geneva. The award was delivered to Dr. Evan Atar Adaha, a surgeon who runs a remote hospital in South Sudan where he treats people forced to flee conflict and persecution. Cate was also interviewed by British TV presenter Anita Rani. See photos and watch the videos below.


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The keynote speaker at the event, actor Cate Blanchett, who is a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, earlier told the audience: “The award tonight marks a great humanitarian achievement.

“It is a formalised way of saying ‘thank you’ to one person specifically, but more importantly, it carries with it the inexpressible thanks to all who work in the humanitarian fields — often at great personal cost.”

She continued: “Hope is embodied by the field workers and volunteers, like our Nansen laureate tonight. People who bring refugees and host communities together. In these people we have not just the ground force, but the beating heart and moral impulse to achieve change.”

Blanchett concluded: “People like Dr. Atar inspire us to build a better future for everybody.”

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Cate Blanchett at the Green Carpet Awards 2018 luncheon

Cate Blanchett at the Green Carpet Awards 2018 luncheon

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During the 75th edition of the Venice International Film Festival, Cate Blanchett attended a luncheon with Chopard to launch the Green Carpet Fashion Awards 2018. Here are some photos and an small article.

[…] Sustainability was key the following day, as Livia Firth, founder of Eco-Age, together with Camera Nazionale della Moda’s president Carlo Capasa and Chopard’s artistic director and co-president Caroline Scheufele presented the second Green Carpet Awards, Italia prize, created by the jewelry house.

“The Oscars is always the same statuette, as is the Palme [d’Or] in Cannes, also by Chopard, and going forward this will be the award,” said Firth of the design, which is crafted from Fairmined-certified ethical gold. “And the fact that it is a woman is not a coincidence,” she added.

“It’s very erotic,” Hayek said of the statuette with a laugh. “Women are about temptation after all…”

About the Green Carpet Awards event to be held in Milan on Sept. 23, Firth said, “We’ll have even more surprises this year, last year was an incredible evening and we thought how are we going to replicate it? But we are very happy about how it’s shaping up.”

It was a meeting of the movie and fashion industries as A-listers Cate Blanchett, Colin Firth, Christoph Waltz and Jeff Goldblum participated at the event at the Cipriani Hotel, which again drew the likes of Pinault, Bizzarri, Piccioli, Sassi and Incontri.

Blanchett, who said she was planning to attend the award ceremony, said it was “a brilliant initiative,” praising Livia Firth as “a real driving force to positively work with brands that have the capacity and leadership position within the industry to make those changes and by example show how to make the economic and cultural shift in the business.”

Blanchett is no stranger herself to sustainability issues. “When my husband [Andrew Utpon] and I ran the Sydney Theater company, one of the first initiatives was to set up solar panels — the theater uses so much electricity,” she said. “We went off the grid.”

Blanchett was in Venice for “pure pleasure,” she explained. “My son has finished his exams, he wasn’t able to come to Cannes [Film Festival], so we are here. There is a brilliant lineup, some really amazing films that in previous years wouldn’t have come to Venice,” she said, describing Alfonso Cuarón’s “Roma” as a “masterpiece,” and citing “Suspiria,” “A Star Is Born,” “The Favourite” by Yorgos Lanthimos and “Peter Loo.”

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Cate Blanchett UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador addresses the Security Council – Additional Pictures + New clip

Cate Blanchett UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador addresses the Security Council – Additional Pictures + New clip

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Last Monday Cate attended the UN Security Council meeting in New York and delivered a speech as Goodwill Ambassador for Refugees. The United Nations Facebook page posted a video with a small fragment of her speech. Also, we have added more pictures from that day to our gallery. Enjoy!

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Cate Blanchett UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador addresses the Refugee Crisis during the Security Council meeting

Cate Blanchett UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador addresses the Refugee Crisis during the Security Council meeting

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Today during the Security Council meeting at the UN headquarters in New York, Cate delivered a powerful speech about her experience during her last trip to Bangladesh visiting the Rohingya refugees as part of her work as UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador. You can watch the video here and we havealso added pictures to our gallery. Enjoy!

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Cate also gave an exclusive interview to BBC where she described some of her encounters with refugees in the camps and mentioned the big problems refugees still have to face with the lack of basic rights.

Watch UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Cate Blanchett’s speech at UN Security Council LIVE today

Watch UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Cate Blanchett’s speech at UN Security Council LIVE today

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As previously announced, UN Refugee Agency Goodwill ambassador Cate Blanchett will be at the UN Security Council today to brief during an open meeting about the situation in Myanmar. Her goal is to draw attention to the plight and resilience of Rohingya refugees she met in Bangladesh. The meeting will be streamed live at 3 pm (New York Time) from the official from UN WEB TV in this link >> WATCH LIVE HERE << Let's support watching and sharing the UNSC meeting and if you can, support the Rohingya refugees by leaving a donation in the official site of the campaign. >> CLICK HERE <<

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Cate Blanchett at the World Refugee Day reception in Parliament

Cate Blanchett at the World Refugee Day reception in Parliament

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As previously posted, last week, UNHCR Goodwill ambassador Cate Blanchett joined other UNHCR supporters in a reception organized by the UN Refugee Agency and the National Theatre held in Parliament. Here are some photos, a video and article. Enjoy!

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UNHCR’s Goodwill Ambassadors Cate Blanchett and David Morrissey, with actors from the National Theatre, performed songs and poetry on the subject of refuge to an audience of MPs, peers and refugees. […] The event marked the first time that the monologue from Act 2, Scene 4 of Shakespeare’s ‘Book of Sir Thomas More’, written in 1593, had been performed in Parliament. Blanchett read the extraordinary speech given by Henry VIII’s chancellor, Sir Thomas More, as he sought to quell race riots in London on May Day, 1517.

“Should so much come too short of your great trespass
As but to banish you, whither would you go?
What country, by the nature of your error,
Should give you harbour?”

‘The Book of Sir Thomas More’, William Shakespeare

“It’s a call for compassion and empathy towards the plight of immigrants and refugees,” Blanchett said. “The sentiment and call for empathy and compassion is as relevant now as it was then when this speech was written.” […] ‘Moving Stories’ producer Emma Manton joined the actors Blanchett, Firth, Morrissey, Theo James Ruth Kearney and Lord Alf Dubs for a recital of Toksvig’s rhythmic poem ‘What They Took With Them’, based on the items that refugees told UNHCR took with them when they fled their homes.


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