In Aid of UNHCR – STIL Lifestyle Auction
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Jul 2, 2022

In Aid of UNHCR – STIL Lifestyle Auction

Hi, Cate fans!

Cate Blanchett has donated a custom-made suit by Grayscale in support of Ukraine and UNHCR. According to STIL Lifestyle, where some of her pre-owned items has been sold in 2020 in order to raise funds for UNCHR, the suit that Cate donated will be auctioned this Autumn along with other donated items from “most iconic, inspiring, and stylish women”. All proceeds will go to UNHCR.

The Channel 4 documentary “Ukraine: Life Under Attack” that Cate narrated was also co-executive produced by her. Follow the link below to watch.

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World Refugee Day & Dispatches Episode Narration
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Jun 19, 2022

World Refugee Day & Dispatches Episode Narration

Good day! A new video of UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Cate Blanchett has been released ahead of #WorldRefugeeDay tomorrow (June 20th). You can head to UNHCR.org for more information and how to donate. She also narrated an episode of Dispatches — Ukraine: Life Under Attack — about the battle for Kharkiv which is “told through the eyes of civilians and emergency workers who bore the brunt of the Russian onslaught.” The episode premieres on June 27th at 10pm BST on Channel 4.

 

 

 

UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, Cate Blanchett, shares her definition of “refugee” in The Refugee Dictionary
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Jul 28, 2021

UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, Cate Blanchett, shares her definition of “refugee” in The Refugee Dictionary

Hi, everyone!

It looks like we are on a Cate Blanchett hiatus. But here’s a bit of a news in relation to her work as UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador – Cate has shared her definition of the word “refugee” in The Refugee Dictionary.

We also would like thank those who have donated to the site, we are able to reach our goal for hosting renewal this August.

Cate Blanchett, shares her definition of “refugee” in The Refugee Dictionary

A dictionary defining only one word – refugee – has been unveiled to mark today’s 70th anniversary of the UN Refugee Convention, which the UK helped launch and ratify in 1951. Containing over 1,000 personal definitions submitted by members of the public, including faith leaders, local communities, high profile figures and refugees themselves, ‘The Refugee Dictionary’ demonstrates a strong sense of solidarity and helps to illustrate the stories, lives and contributions of refugees in the UK. The dictionary was created by the UN Refugee Agency’s UK charity partner, UK for UNHCR.

‘The Refugee Dictionary’ was today accessioned by the British Library for its Contemporary British Publications collection, as a record of the anniversary and a work commemorating the rich tapestry of stories and futures made possible because of this significant human rights convention. The Convention defined who a refugee is in law and set out the human rights of women, men and children fleeing the horrors of war and persecution to seek safety in another country.

Contributions have been made to the dictionary by a wide range of people, including Mevan Babakar, who was a refugee for five years as a child after fleeing the Gulf War; Lord Alf Dubs who fled Nazi Germany on the Kindertransport; the first female Syrian refugee pilot and UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Maya Ghazal; the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi; as well as a wide range of refugee university students.

Faith and community leaders including The Most Reverend Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, Andrew Copson, Chief Executive, Humanists UK, The Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, Zara Mohammed, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, and Jasvir Singh OBE also shared their definitions, alongside high profile supporters including Cate Blanchett, UNHCR Global Goodwill Ambassador and actor; David Morrissey, actor and UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador; Khaled Hosseini, novelist, former refugee from Afghanistan and UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador; actor Emma Thompson; lexicographer Susie Dent; actor, influencer and UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Tanya Burr; broadcaster, author and UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Anita Rani; and poet Harry Baker.

You can also share your definition of the word refugee through the UN Refugees website.

Source: UN Refugees, London Post

UNHCR, Cate Blanchett and more: 3 ways to support refugees during Covid-19
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May 11, 2020

UNHCR, Cate Blanchett and more: 3 ways to support refugees during Covid-19

Hey blanchetters!

Covid-19 is imposing difficult times and losses for everybody in a global scale. However, for those who were already living in vulnerability before this, things can be even more terrifying. That’s the case of many refugees around the world.

Last month, Cate Blanchett joined UNHCR chief Filippo Grandi and other UNHCR goodwill ambassadors to discuss work during the Covid-19 crisis.

More recently, Cate, Ben Stiller and Khaled Hosseini got together in a video about 3 ways businesses can support refugees during the COVID-19 pandemic.



Since 1950, UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, works to protect and assist refugees fleeing war and persecution. Their actions are vital to provide these people with basic conditions to survive and rebuilt their lives.

Not only businesses can contribute to help refugees, people can donate through the UNHCR website, the sidebar photo on our site has link as well and So it goes magazine is also selling digital issues in exchange for donations.

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Cate Blanchett at the World Refugee Day reception in Parliament
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Jun 24, 2018

Cate Blanchett at the World Refugee Day reception in Parliament

Hello Blanchetters!

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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UNHCR launches #WithRefugees Campaign
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Jun 5, 2016

UNHCR launches #WithRefugees Campaign

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees celebrates the World Refugee Day, set for June 20th, with the new campaign #WithRefugees, for which Cate Blanchett recorded a message during her humanitarian visit in Jordan. Two different subtitled version have been released so far. Enjoy!