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Cate Blanchett at the 2018 UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award ceremony

Cate Blanchett at the 2018 UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award ceremony

Hello everyone!

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 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.